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A Perilous Conception (Paperback): Larry Karp
A Perilous Conception (Paperback): Larry Karp

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A Perilous Conception (Paperback)

Larry Karp

Series: Detective Baumgartner Mysteries, 1

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It's 1976. Despite fierce international controversy over whether in vitro fertilization should ever be performed in humans, doctors around the world race to be first to produce a baby by this procedure. Dr. Colin Sanford, a brilliant, ambitious obstetrician in the Pacific Northwest city of Hyetopolis, has a plan. He recruits Dr. Giselle Hearn, an experienced laboratory geneticist-embryologist at the University who's frustrated by the ultra-conservative policies of her department chairman. Drs. Sanford and Hearn, working secretly, set out to put their names in history books. Unfortunately, a secret that big is hard to keep, and Alma Wanego, Dr. Hearn's lab supervisor, catches on and demands a blackmail payment. Several months later, Dr. Sanford's patient, Joyce Kennett, gives birth to a healthy boy, and Sanford prepares to make an announcement at a press conference. But before that can come about, Ms. Kennett's marginally-schizophrenic husband kills Dr. Hearn and then himself. Police Detective Bernie Baumgartner's investigation is hampered by pressure from influential people at the University who want to control sensationalism that might harm the institution. The Chief of Police suggests the case be closed as the work of a mentally-unstable man who may have forgotten to take his medication. But dogged, tenacious Baumgartner suspects that Sanford and Hearn were in fact doing IVF, that they succeeded with the Kennetts, and that murder, suicide, and other crimes were the fallout. A double cat-and-mouse game develops between doctor and detective, and as stakes escalate, truth becomes an increasingly-evasive commodity. "A Perilous Conception "begins a new series.


Imprint: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Detective Baumgartner Mysteries, 1
Release date: November 2011
First published: December 2011
Authors: Larry Karp
Dimensions: 215 x 152 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 263
ISBN-13: 978-1-59058-975-5
Barcode: 9781590589755
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Crime & mystery
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Crime & mystery > General
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-59058-975-0

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