Wednesday, April 13, 2011
What I'm Reading ... Mount Dragon
It also interested me in the desert areas of New Mexico, since that's a state we drive to at least once a year on our ski vacations. The site of Mount Dragon is near the Trinity site where they tested the first nuclear bomb, and the adjacent Jornada del Muerto desert. I had to look that up yesterday, I had never heard of it. The Trinity site sounded familiar, but I think I'd like to see some of this area someday.
From the website at Audible: "Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true. Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans, and Carson's job is to stabilize the virus. But Carson starts to wonder if this is justifiable, even for the most noble medical cause. Altering genes is a risky job, and the possibility of creating another killer virus is very real. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk."