The study of twins and the genetics of aggression totally consumes research scientist Jeannie Ferrami. An accomplished and headstrong researcher, Jeannie has developed a sophisticated software program to identify identical twins reared apart. But The study of twins and the genetics of aggression totally consumes research scientist Jeannie Ferrami. An accomplished and headstrong researcher, Jeannie has developed a sophisticated software program to identify identical twins reared apart. But Jeannie's breakthrough project is threatened by the appearance of a sudden impossibility--identical twins born weeks apart to different mothers at separate locations. When Jeannie's research assistant, Lisa, is raped, Steve Logan, a young law student who is one of Jeannie's research subjects, is identified in a police lineup as Lisa's attacker. Logan's genetic tests reveal no violent behavior patterns. Then Jeannie stumbles upon the beginnings of a stunning revelation. Logan is unaware of the existence of a criminal twin brother in jail. Jeannie is convinced of Steve's innocence, yet her judgment may be clouded by her growing emotional attachment to him. By now Jeannie's problems are mounting. Berrington Jones, Jeannie's arrogant and intimidating boss, is a world-renowned authority on biotechnical engineering. He and his partners are involved in devious but lucrative negotiations to sell Genetco, their biogenetic research company. Jeannie's research poses a major threat to their impending millions. Jones arranges to have Jeannie fired.
Stunned and feeling helpless, Jeannie doesn't understand why this has happened to her. With Steve and his brother in jail, who is committing these sex crimes? While acting on a hunch that might solve the mystery surrounding Steve and his brother's birth, Jeannie is violently attacked by yet another twin who looks exactly like Steve. Determined to protect her research program and convinced her former boss has something important to hide, a terrified Jeannie has no other choice but to find out why Jones and his partners will stop at nothing to discredit her work. ...Continua Nascondi
"The third twin" is the first novel I read by Ken Follet and I found it an exciting thriller and moreover you are introduced to important themes such as the biogenetic. In addition to this, the description of the environment and of the characters is"The third twin" is the first novel I read by Ken Follet and I found it an exciting thriller and moreover you are introduced to important themes such as the biogenetic. In addition to this, the description of the environment and of the characters is very accurate and the plot is fluent and rich of suspense. Jean Ferrami is a scientist at Jones Falls University, in the psychology department. In the course of her work she comes across a group of people who seem to be identical twins but aren't related. She investigated, but she is attempted to be fired to prevent her finding out the truth. She thinks that independence has to be balanced against other obligations, obviously, such as the need to respect the civil rights of individuals. However, a vigorous defense of the university's right to pursue knowledge would enhance its reputation among all thinking people. Will the university be cowed by the intellectually shallow assault of a daily newspaper? Will a program of scientific research be canceled for the sake of a commercial takeover bid? She hopes not. Despite that, she discovered the clones were the result of a military experiment conducted by Genetico. The Aventine Clinic was founded in 1972 by Genefico Inc., as a pioneering center for research and development of human in vitro fertilization -the creation of what the newspapers call "test-tube babies. "- Identical twins could be conceived in the laboratory and then implanted in the wombs of different women. There was a rumor, back in the seventies, that went all around the military. The Russians had a breeding program, people said. They were making perfect soldiers, perfect athletes, perfect chess players, everything. Some people said we should be doing the same. Others said we already were." She suspects that her own project is probably part of their grand scheme." A breed of perfect Americans: intelligent, aggressive, and blond. A master race. It's an old idea, but it's possible now, with modem genetics. Human variation has a purpose. There's a reason we're born different from both our parents. Evolution is a trial-and error business. You can't prevent nature's failed experiments without eliminating the successes too. ...Continua Nascondi
A riveting book that intrigues the reader form the very first pages: once you start reading it you simply are not able to stop turning page after page.A thrilling novel with ruthless and sneaky characters, a bit of romance and action.I awarded itA riveting book that intrigues the reader form the very first pages: once you start reading it you simply are not able to stop turning page after page. A thrilling novel with ruthless and sneaky characters, a bit of romance and action. I awarded it the five stars ...Continua Nascondi