Geneticist Lionel Adams is on the verge of scientific breakthrough, a finding that could unlock the full potential of the human brain. But, a surprise visit from his old college mate, Flip McDougal, and a lab accident that infects McDougal with the compound Adams is working on, quickly spins out of control, unleashing forces that threaten them both, but more dire, threatens the world.
Seeds of New Birth by Orrin Jason Bradford is a chilling sci-fi thriller about science run amok, bureaucratic rigidity, and treachery that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Adams, a buttoned-down researcher finds himself out of his depths as the fallout of his experiment spreads across the country.
The author starts on an upbeat note, but very quickly whips out the dark paint and creates a scenario that gets darker by the page, with frightening glimpses into minds that have power without the maturity to use it properly, and lacking the social conditioning that could limit the exercise of that power. This is the first in a series that will have you panting for the next one.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it four stars.