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Daughter Cell is done

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

I have finished Daughter Cell, the sequel to The Chosen.  This book is a medical thriller with the story revolving around spiritual issues.  This is contrasted with The Chosen which is an occult thriller that turns on a fair amount of science.

Tag line for Daughter Cell:
How far can you genetically alter someone before she becomes someone else? Before she loses her soul?

Back cover synopsis:
Leading genetic researcher Randolph Macklin wakes up in Malaysia to find a four month gap in his memory, his wife dead, and his daughter in a coma. As he and psychiatrist Sanantha Mauwad unravel the mystery, they find nothing and no one are what they appear to be. Ancient cults collide with cutting edge science in this tale of too much power driven by too much passion.

The book is now out to my posse of inner circle reviewers.  Due to issues explored in the book, the posse consists of a Cancer Researcher, a Critical Care Nurse, an Ex-English Professor and a Film Producer.

Daughter Cell is the second of three books in the series. Sanantha Mauwad is the recurring psychiatrist detective.  The third and final book is called Isis Rising.  I have a complete synopsis done and have started the actual drafting. 

Whereas The Chosen is a story about Revenge and Redemption, Daughter Cell is about Loss and Forgiveness.  At this point it appears Isis Rising will be about Truth and Justice.  Yes, they are all thrillers, and I am not kidding myself about writing great literature.  OTOH, I spend a lot of time researching all the ideas I put into my work, so why not say something of value while I’m at it.

Over the summer I met John Shirley, the preeminent horror writer and early pioneer of cyberpunk.  He read The Chosen and had this to say about it:

“Jay Hartlove has fused several genres in a driving narrative sparkling with historical exotica. I recommend you buy this crazy novel.” – John Shirley, author of BLEAK HISTORY

If you haven’t read The Chosen, it is now available online as either a paperback book or a download on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Barnes & Noble also stocks the book in their warehouses, so if it is not on the shelf, your local B&N can get it for you from their warehouse overnight.

If you have read The Chosen and liked it, then please tell your friends.  Or better yet, go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and post a review. Your reach is much greater than mine.

Thank you for your support.

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