A book by Nicholas Sparks
A science thriller,Thresholdfeatures a face-off between Dr. Jason Waters, the founder of the DNA-researching Tucsome Project, and Jeremy Ross, a young and brilliant Ph.D. Their scientific and investigative paths cross when Secretary of Defense Warren … see full wiki
His girlfriend's father dies under somewhat mysterious circumstances and his girlfriend becomes an expert in knowing that it was a government plot.
Out of nowhere Jeremy is walking with his girlfriend and some of the government operatives try to kill him. He kills one and the others flee. Then Jeremy goes to visit the project that the bad guys run. How come they can't figure out that Jeremy is the same guy they tried to kill.
Jeremy calls the sheriff from a bugged phone and goes to the police station. He also pokes around in an off-limits computer and sneaks into an off-limits lab. How does this guy stay alive?
The bad guys' hit man is supposed to be a "gold star" government operative adept at disposing of "targets" but he doesn't suspect Jeremy and when he does, he is reluctant to harm Jeremy.
Michael Crichton has never had so many flaws in his writing so I do not know why the reviewers compare this book to Crichton. A much better novel on genetic engineering was "Mount Dragon" which was much more believeable.
I gave the book 3 stars because it does have some tense action and some touching scenes in the hospital with terminally ill children.
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