Parasite

Parasite

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From New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant comes a vision of a decade in the future, where humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite -- a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system -- even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.

"A riveting near-future medical thriller that reads like the genetically-engineered love child of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton." --John Joseph Adams


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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 155 x 239 x 46mm | 748g
  • Orbit
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316218952
  • 9780316218955
  • 1,029,123

Review quote

A riveting near-future medical thriller that reads like the genetically-engineered love child of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton.--John Joseph Adams
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About Mira Grant

Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire -- winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author at www.miragrant.com or follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.
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Rating details

15,687 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 21% (3,301)
4 39% (6,152)
3 28% (4,407)
2 9% (1,380)
1 3% (447)
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