Living Proof

Living Proof

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In 2027, destroying an embryo is considered first-degree murder. Fertility clinics still exist, giving hope and new life to thousands of infertile families, but they have to pass rigorous inspections by the United States Department of Embryo Preservation. Fail an inspection, and you will be prosecuted. Brilliant young doctor Arianna Drake seems to be thriving in the spotlight: her small clinic surpasses every government requirement, and its popularity has spiked--a sudden, rapid growth that leaves the DEP chief mystified. When he discovers Arianna's radical past as a supporter of an infamous scientist, he sends undercover agent Trent Rowe to investigate her for possible illegal activity. As Trent is pulled into Arianna's enigmatic world, his own begins to unravel. The secret he finally uncovers will deeply move him--and jeopardize them both. With the clock ticking her life away, he finds himself questioning everything he knows to be true, and then must summon the courage to take the greatest risk of all. Nothing less than human life--and a major scientific breakthrough--hang in the balance. A thought-provoking thriller by debut author Kira Peikoff, "Living Proof" is a celebration of love and life that cuts to the core of a major cultural debate of our time.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 498.95g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0765329301
  • 9780765329301
  • 1,798,536

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Praise for "Living Proof" "Taut, energetic, and imaginative... A remarkable debut!"
--Lisa Unger, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Fragile ""Risky, daring. This story reminded me of the best of Margaret Atwood: a chilling and tangible portrait of the near future, where the best and the worst of humanity is challenged at every turn." --James Rollins, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Altar of Eden ""Kira Peikoff's imagination is a wonder to behold and an amazing place to visit. You have to check this one out."
--Steve Berry, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Jefferson Key ""A terrific read--tightly woven and tense as a coiled snake."
--Michael Palmer, "New York Times "bestselling author of "A Heartbeat Away """Living Proof "is a rare book. A thriller that keeps you turning pages. A novel of suspense fraught with danger... Kira Peikoff belongs to a very small cadre of writers to watch... I cannot wait to see what she writes next!"
--M. J. Rose, international bestselling author of "The Hypnotist """ "Makes you think, makes you sweat, leaves you happy--everything a good book should."
--Lee Child, "New York Times "bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels "A compelling and thought-provoking thriller...this frighteningly plausible novel will keep you turning the pages all night long. A stunning debut."
--Douglas Preston, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Impact" "Peikoff's unsettling, timely debut presents an uncomfortably plausible near-future, in which the destruction of all human embryos has been outlawed in the name of saving the lives of unborn children. ... This engaging effort marks her as an author to watch."
--"Publishers Weekly""[Peikoff] has taken serious cultural debates from our present-day society and blended them into a tale that's not very fantastical, since we're not far off from bringing this extremely frightening story to life....[Peikoff] will find legions of fans that will admire
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About Kira Peikoff

KIRA PEIKOFF has written for New York "Daily News," "The Orange County Register," "Newsday," and "New York "magazine. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from NYU and is currently working on her second novel.
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349 ratings
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4 31% (108)
3 27% (93)
2 12% (43)
1 7% (24)
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