Lawrence L. Lapin
Like most diseases, preventing cancer should be more productive than trying to cure it. In my book, Adam… Forever, protagonist Dr. Adam Boatwright suspects his wife Vera may have the gene BRCA for killer breast cancer. He wants to prevent the malignancies from ever taking hold. Indeed, his discovery may prevent any cancer from ever starting.
Adam envisions a treatment based on making cells divide with absolute accuracy. If feasible, Adam’s procedure would eliminate new cancers. But old cancers would continue unhindered until the end, since they would faithfully replicate themselves forever.
Adam’s treatment would coax the body into manufacturing its own protective chemicals—those that normally combat viral infections and, as a bonus, temporarily prevent cancer. To keep those fighters at work, the body must experience a continuous infection.
It is all based upon a feature exhibited by lip fever-blister virus, herpes simplex. As with most viral diseases, immune system chemistry stops its infections and then quits making virus-killing substances. But lip virus is pushed into dormancy only. That stealthy scourge is still there, ready to re-infect. Adam would genetically engineer a harmless version—a permanent virus that never goes inactive.
Adam knows engineering such a virus would be no small feat. He would begin with mice. A suitable mouse virus would have to be found and altered to withstand forces pushing for dormancy. Each mutation must be tried out on live mice. None can bring horrid effects nor be virulent enough to infect others.
Getting the proper mouse virus would be just the first step. Ultimately, Adam would adapt his experience from mice and modify human lip virus. His prize would be a human virus that never goes dormant and causes negligible symptoms.
Healthy bodies win their battles with disease. Furthermore, physicians always fight disease. Adam plans to do the direct opposite—create a new disease, one that can never be cured.
Prequel to the Adam’s Chronicles series. The story tells how geneticist and surgeon, Adam Boatwright, uses his skills to prevent his wife’s impending cancer. Adam engineers a super virus that continually generates chemicals that fight off viruses and cancer.
As a test, Adam infects himself with that mutant virus. But the side effect is prevention of aging, and he becomes virtually immortal. Convinced that long lives would destroy the human race, Adam becomes caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy as he tries to stop profiteers from exploiting his super virus.
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The Adam’s Chronicles Series
Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.
The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.
All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.
What Others Say About This Series
Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.
Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.
I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.
This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.
Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.
Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.
A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.