- File Size: 714 KB
- Print Length: 169 pages
- Publication Date: January 11, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078YK2GJT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,773 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
WOLFHEART Kindle Edition
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The story pace gets faster gradually and the storyline is solid. I like how the author manages to write about the background of the characters, Davids failing heart, how he discovered the organization that offers him a wolf heart and the trust fund that is promised for his daughter before getting into the interesting part of the story and did it all in only 250+ pages. I like the main idea of the book because it is very rare. In fact, this is probably my first time reading this kind of book. In addition, how the author depicts the battle of David and the wolf instincts also feels very real. The details that this author included in the transplant scene is incredible and it feels like I am watching Greys Anatomy instead with all the descriptions.
I would highly recommend this book. There is simply no part of the book that feels boring or unnecessary; I have so much joy while reading it. This book is also complete with family love, romance, and mystery.
In short words, this book is done beautifully.
Paul's skill at writing mystery thrillers is enhanced not only by his imagination and his proximity to the fictional towns in Massachusetts where he places his stories, but also by his intricate understanding of medicine and all the paraphernalia and situations to which he has become accustomed. But either an author can create a terrifying plot or simply 'create' a scenario that suggests fear is that point at which Paul DiPersio steps to the front of the line.
With opening words Paul sets the mood of this strikingly successful novel - “So I won’t have to take anti-rejection drugs?” David Holtz asked. The Doctor scrolled through his iPad, the crown of his smoothly shaved head pale and shiny under the bright fluorescent lights. He cleared his throat and spoke with a slight German accent. “The genetically modified donor heart, along with the stem cell transplant, eliminates the need for traditional anti-rejection medication.” A glazed look came over David’s face. He blinked a few times to moisten his dry, irritated eyes. It’d been a long flight, a long day … a long year. “We make the heart more human,” the Doctor continued, looking up from his iPad, his own eyes huge and distorted behind a pair of thick black-rimmed glasses. “We add human genes to the donor heart to make it more human, and then we give you some of the donor’s stem cells to—” “Make me more like the wolf. You’re going to inject me with wolf stem cells.” “Lupine heart. Lupine stem cells.” “Why not a pig heart? I’ve read—” “Mr. Holtz, David, I assure you, lupine is a safe, and, in my belief, superior transplant. All the donors are conceived, born, and raised right here in this lab. They’re monitored closely. Tested exhaustively. We already share close to eighty-five percent of our genetic information with the Canis lupus species. By the time these hearts are fully modified and mature, they’re as good as human—actually, with the genetically enhanced myocardium, I dare say better than human.” “Why not a monkey heart? Don’t we share like ninety-nine percent of our DNA with chimps?”
“Chimps and humans are genetically too similar, which would pose a grave risk, long term, for cross-species disease transmission. Our goal at Gentax is to save lives, not create another AIDS virus.” “And you’re sure a wolf heart is big enough to do the job? I know dog hearts are much smaller than human hearts.” “The subspecies of Canis lupus we use can grow as large as one hundred and fifty pounds in the wild. In the lab, we’ve been able to breed their hearts a full fifteen percent larger. These hearts are powerful and resilient, better than your own heart when it was in its prime.”
Paul’s plot is well summarized – A heart-stopping thriller from the author of Blood Moon Carnival and Malena's Kiss. Single dad David Holtz needs a new heart. And if he doesn't find one soon, his six-year-old daughter, Chloey, will end up in a foster home. Turns out, the biotech company he used to work for, Gentax Corporation, has a brand new genetically engineered heart waiting for him at its secret research facility, somewhere in the jungle of southeast Mexico. But there's a catch. The new heart was harvested from a wolf. And the stem cell infusion he must undergo to prevent rejection--well, that's from a wolf as well. With time running out, Gentax's brilliant and eccentric Chief Scientist, Doctor Knochenmus, makes David an offer he can't refuse: volunteer for the experimental heart transplant, and his daughter gets a six-figure trust fund. And as an added bonus, David's personal nurse, Amiya, is the most beautiful woman he's ever laid his eyes on. But there's another catch; his new Wolf Heart has a mind of its own, and doesn't like being trapped in the body of a human. It yearns to break free, to hunt, to kill ... and it's very hungry.’
This, fellow lovers of thrillers, is a very well written book - the sign that this author is moving rapidly to the front of the line of American mystery books. Keep the light on…Grady Harp, September 18
It’s interesting and the storyline is quite solid. David is a great character, and we accompany his fears, his despair, his love for his daughter and his lust towards his nurse. There’s a constant battle ever since he has the heart transplant and we see his multiple layers. It’s a book about a matter of wills if you want. Quite entertaining.