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FRESH FROZEN - New Novel by Darden North


FRESH FROZEN

ISBN-10 0977112632 ISBN-13 9780977112630

By Darden North, MD
coming in hardcover, October 2008, 344 pages

Ponder House Press

Description

In this third medical thriller by award-winning author and practicing physician Darden North, human reproductive tissue becomes an unexpected commodity. In Fresh Frozen, a fictional young policeman and his tormented wife fail miserably to produce a family, finding themselves outcasts of the renewed baby boom sweeping the United States.

Yet, there is one last hope for them: a catalogue of human embryo and egg donors peddled by a woman whose standards are easily dismissed for the right price. Pursuing their futile attempts to become parents has nearly cost the wife her life and pushed the couple to the brink of bankruptcy. This seemingly last chance for Wesley and Carey Sarbeck to satisfy their place as parents in Middle America unknowingly tosses them in the midst of a grisly murder, the world of Hollywood celebrities, and a heist of freshly frozen human embryos.

The lives of Carey Sarbeck and two other women unknowingly collide at the Van Deman Institute, once a decaying brick building complex just north of Jackson, Mississippi, but now a state-of-the-art center for the treatment of infertility. While an internet voyeur and thief looks on, each of the three women, including Allyn Saxton an internationally-known entertainer, has her own reason for entering the Institute.

However, as a result of subjecting herself to a concoction of hormones and surgical procedures, one of the three is gruesomely murdered in an intriguing twist of human greed, mental torment, and medical science.

Revealing how medical ethics can easily be challenged in this fast-paced, suspense novel, North allows even comical, endearing characters to meet tragedy --- tragedy necessary to keep alive the secrets of the Van Deman Institute of Reproductive Technology.

copyright 2008 Darden North, MD

www.dardennorth.com

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copyright 2008 by Darden North, MD.

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