The Venus Conspiracy

The Venus Conspiracy

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How can a drug that makes people fall madly in love be a bad thing? So thinks Professor Bacci when he inadvertently unlocks the biochemical key to falling in love, and develops a drug capable of creating emotions indistinguishable from the real thing. Determined that the world should benefit from his discovery, he seeks funding and business advice from a private Swiss bank, owned by the secretive Kappel family. Unknown to Bacci, however, Helmut Kappel sees love as a sickness to be exploited, and has his own plan for abusing the drug's power - a cynical nightmare of breathtaking arrogance far removed from Bacci's naive dream of spreading love around the world. Ripped from tomorrow's headlines, The Venus Conspiracy is Michael Cordy's latest glimpse of a compelling future where even human emotions can be bought and where true love can be faked...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 32mm | 240.41g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552148830
  • 9780552148832
  • 473,738

Review quote

"A taut, gripping thriller" * The Times * "Jurassic Park meets the quest for the Holy Grail meets Raiders of the Lost Ark" * Mail on Sunday * "Michael Cordy has given the British thriller a much needed adrenalin injection...Our answer to Michael Crichton" * The Mirror * "A well constructed thriller, one that delivers right down the line from initial concept, through fast action to explosive finale...A masterclass in how it's done...Sheer entertainment" * Observer *show more

About Michael Cordy

Michael Cordy worked for ten years in marketing before giving it all up to write. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.show more

Review Text

"A taut, gripping thriller"show more

Back cover copy

How can a drug that makes people fall madly in love be a bad thing? So thinks Professor Carlos Bacci when he inadvertently unlocks the biochemical key to falling in love, and develops a drug capable of creating emotions indistinguishable from the real thing. Determined that the world should benefit from his discovery, he seeks funding and business advice from a private Swiss bank, owned by the secretive Kappel family. Unknown to Bacci, however, Helmut Kappel sees love as a sickness to be exploited, and has his own plan for abusing the drug's power - a cynical nightmare of breathtaking arrogance far removed from Bacci's naïve dream of spreading love around the world. Ripped from tomorrow's headlines, The Venus Conspiracy is Michael Cordy's latest glimpse of a compelling future where even human emotions can be bought and where true love can be faked... Previously published as True.show more

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358 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 28% (101)
4 35% (124)
3 29% (105)
2 6% (23)
1 1% (5)
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