The Last Mortal Man: Book One Of the Deathless (Deathless)
by Syne Mitchell
Roc Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0451460944
Date: 06 June, 2006 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: In the twenty-fourth century, nano-designed biology has turned the world into humanity's playground. Entrepreneur Lucius Sterling has created a trillion-dollar empire by solving the world's problems: poverty, disease, war--even death. The handful of people wealthy enough can pay for conversion to Deathless, a controversial process that transforms a person into nanobiology, cell by cell, granting them eternal beauty and health.
All these wonders unravel when a new technology attacks the fundamental building blocks of nanobiology. No one knows the source of the destruction or where it will hit next. As nanobiology cities crumble, the Deathless retreat into tightly guarded compounds. Once invulnerable, this new technology now endangers their very existence. Rumors fly that its creator may even be one of their own. The world hovers on the brink of war. And the only person who can investigate is Jack Sterling, Lucius's estranged great-grandson, exiled form modern life by a deadly allergy to the very nanobiology that made his family's fortune...