"A clever, intricate medical mystery with plenty of twists...."
-Aaron Elkins, author of The Worst Thing
Brilliant, ambitious obstetrician Colin Sanford resolves to become the first to produce a baby by in vitro fertilization. He recruits Dr. Giselle Hearn, an experienced laboratory geneticist-embryologist at the University, and working secretly, they set out to put their names in history books. In due course, patient Joyce Kennett gives birth to a healthy boy. So why does her husband erupt in rage, fatally shooting both Hearn and himself? Police Detective Bernie Baumgartner is on the case. Soon it's a double cat-and-mouse game between a detective who refuses to be bested and a doctor determined to be the best....
Larry Karp was the Founder and Medical Director of the Reproductive Genetics Facility at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and delivered the first baby in the Pacific Northwest conceived through in vitro fertilization.