Miran Zyelinski has had enough of ethics and laws getting in the way of progress.
Nothing—not the government, not the church, and certainly not lesser men—will hold back Miran’s vision for humankind: immortality.
Miran will need wealth, brilliance, and ruthlessness to achieve his goal. Andreas can provide wealth, but must be paid in his own currency, and his price is high. Satia has brilliance and ruthlessness to match Miran, but their mix is volatile.
Opposed on all sides, Miran will not waver from his goal of immortality. The question is not whether he will succeed, but who will be left alive when he does.
Based on real-world developments in biology and genetics, this technothriller rolls relentlessly through unexpected twists and continuous shifts of power, culminating in a tempting, disturbing, and altogether-too-likely vision of the future, where one corporation gains almost total control over the world.
In a way this one is even more disturbing because it closely mimics what is going on in our world right now.
Mlek delves into the world of GMOs, ruthless businessmen who will do anything (and I mean anything) for more money and power, and consumers who are driven by fear and uncertainty.
This book follows many different people, all in the categories I’ve listed above, and we see how they react to the basic human necessity of food.
Many of the chapters are short so this reads like a thriller, continually keeping you on edge and wanting to know what comes next. Most of the characters are well developed, and Mlek describes the landscapes of the various countries beautifully.
This is part one of a trilogy, so it does end in a cliffhanger. But Mlek had me so enthralled that instead of this annoying me, I want to find out what happens next in book two, One God: The Last Man.