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The End Specialist by Drew Magary
Harper Voyager Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007429080
Date: 29 September 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Harpercollins have given Drew Magary's debut novel The End Specialist a rather odd and misleading cover. It could be a dark comic fantasy, perhaps the kind of grotesque parable that Jessie Bullington writes so brilliantly or even a YA zombie book - but it turns out that The End Specialist is a "... high concept thriller with a sci-fi twist"! Who knew?! (Published in the US by Penguin under the title The Postmortal)

"2019. Humanity has witnessed its greatest scientific breakthrough yet: the cure for ageing. Three injections and you’re immortal – not bulletproof or disease-proof but you’ll never have to fear death by old age. For John Farrell, documenting the cataclysmic shifts to life after the cure becomes an obsession. Cure parties, cycle marriages, immortal livestock: the world is revelling in the miracles of eternal youth. But immortality has a sinister side, and when a pro-death terrorist explosion kills his newly-cured best friend, John soon realizes that even in a world without natural death, there is always something to fear.

Now, John must make a new choice: run and hide forever, or stay and fight those who try to make immortal life a living hell."

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