The Cassandra Complex (Emortality)
by Brian Stableford
Review by Ernest Lilley
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0312877730
Date: 07 March 2001 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Dr. Lisa Friemann, a 62 year old forensic investigator for the city of Bristol, England, awakens in her apartment to burglars picking her unhackable locks and ransacking her apartment. On the way out they pause to paint "Traitor" on the wall, demand that she turn over whatever it is they were looking for taunt her that her longstanding lover's promises were empty words.
All of which confuses her more than a bit, because she can't imagine who she's supposed to have betrayed or what she was supposed to be hiding. Besides, Dr. Morgan Miller, a brilliant if chronically independent biologist and gifted lover had never promised her anything...it wasn't his style.From official release/information:
Book Description: This is a science fiction novel of enormous scope, filled with wonders. Set earlier in the same "future history" as Inherit the Earth, Architects of Emortality, and The Fountains of Youth, The Cassandra Complex is the independent story of events crucial to the creation of the universe in which the others take place. It is the twenty-first century, a world of rapid change and biotech threats and promises. World War Three, the biotech war, is on the horizon and the world as we know it is going to end. The fateful question is, who is going to choose the kind of future that will follow, and who gets to live in this new world to come?Lisa Frieman, a forensic researcher working for the police, is attacked in her apartment. Jordan Miller, a distinguished scientist with whom Lisa once worked, has disappeared with a secret discovery. But what has he discovered that everyone wants? And why do the thieves, and their remote masters, think that Lisa has any knowledge of the secret Miller guards?Profound scientific extrapolation combined with riveting suspense make this at once a futuristic thriller and a cutting-edge SF novel. The Cassandra Complex expands the scope of Brian Stableford's growing future history and adds another major accomplishment to his long list of triumphant creations.
(Source: Tor Books)