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Cast Of Shadows

A Novel

This icily innovative thriller begins with every parent's worst nightmare, when Davis Moore's teenage daughter is brutally raped and murdered by an unknown assailant. It gets worse. For Davis Moore is a fertility doctor, dealing with cutting-edge genetic reproductive techniques. It's a controversial and dangerous occupation: Moore has already been the object of a fanatic's assassination attempt. But for a father driven half-mad by grief, his work presents one startling and dangerous opportunity - the chance to look into the face of his daughter's killer.
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"A spellbinding novel. . . . Mature, intelligent, stylishly written and more than a little bit dark." - Chicago Tribune
"Striking. . . . Guilfoile's tricky, high-concept plot continually subverts and plays with the reader's expectations. . . . Gripping." - The New York Times
"A masterpiece of intelligent plotting. . . . A rare thriller that dares to make telling the difference between right and wrong, fate and choice, as difficult as it is in real life." - Salon
"Always surprising. . . . Complete with elegant prose and well-developed characters." - The New York Times Book Review
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  • Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning. When his daughter is raped and murdered by an unknown assailant, he entertains a monstrous thought...
    The detective was polite each morning when he called, and Davis feigned patience each morning when the detective, after small talk, confessed to having no leads. Well, not zero leads, exactly: A profile had been made of the attacker. The police believed he was white and fair-skinned. They had some general idea about his size, based on the placement of the bruises and the force exerted on her arm, breaking it in two, but that ruled out only the unusually short and the freakishly tall. They did not think he was obese, according to their reconstruction of the rape itself. He may or may not have been someone Anna Kat knew - probably not, because if she had been expecting someone that night she might have told somebody, but then again, who can say?
    The Medical Examiner said the injuries were consistent with rape, but could not comment on whether the District Attorney would include sexual assault along with the murder charge when police apprehended a suspect. When Davis expressed outrage after that information had appeared in the paper, the detective settled him down and assured him that when a beaten, broken, strangled girl has fresh semen inside her, that's a rape in the cops' book no matter what the M.E. says and then he apologized for putting it that way, for being so goddamn insensitive, and then Davis had to reassure the detective. That's all right. He didn't want them to be sensitive. He wanted the police to be as angry and raw as he was. The detective understood that the Moores wanted a resolution. "We know you want closure, Dr. Moore, and so do we," he said. "Some of these cases take time."
    Often, the police told the Moores, a friend of the victim will think aloud during questioning, "It's probably nothing, you know, but there's this strange guy who was always hanging around..." This time, none of Anna Kat's friends could offer even a cynical theory. Fingerprints were too plentiful to be useful ("It's the Gap," the detective said. "Everyone in town has had their palms on that countertop") and they were sure the perpetrator had worn gloves anyway, by the thickness of the bruises on her wrists and neck. Daniel Kinney, Anna Kat's off-again boyfriend, was questioned three times. He was appropriately distraught and cooperative, submitting to a blood test and bringing his parents, but never a lawyer.
    Blonde hairs were found at the scene and police determined they belonged to the killer by comparing the DNA to his semen. With no suspect sharing those same microscopic markers, however, the evidence was an answer to an unasked question. A proof without hypothesis. Before or during the rape, she had been beaten. During or possibly after the rape, she had been strangled. One arm and both legs were broken. Seven hundred and forty nine dollars were missing from a pair of registers and there might have been some clothes gone from the racks (the embarrassed store manager wasn't sure about that, inventory being something of a mess, but it's possible that a few pocket tees were taken. Extra Large. The police noted this in their profile).
    Northwood panicked for a few weeks. The bakery, True Value, Coffee Nook, fruit stand, two ice cream parlors, six restaurants, three hairdressers, and two dozen or so other shops, including the Gap, of course (but not the White Hen), began closing at sundown. More spouses met their partners at the train, their cars in long queues parallel to the tracks each night. The cops put in for overtime, and the town borrowed officers from Glencoe. If you were under 18, you were home before curfew. The Chicago and Milwaukee TV stations made camp for awhile on Main Street (
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2006
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4000-7826-4
Verlag Alfred A Knopf
Maße (L/B/H) 20.3/13.4/1.9 cm
Gewicht 245 g
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Der Klon des Mörders...
von Marion Olßon aus Reutlingen am 23.02.2013

Wie weit darf der Vater eines ermordeten Mädchens in seinem Schmerz gehen? David Moore ist Chefarzt an einer Klinik für künstliche Befruchtung und Klonung von Embryonen. Als seine Tochter bestialisch vergewaltigt und ermordet wird, bricht für ihn eine Welt zusammen. Die Polizei tritt mit den Ermittlungen auf der Stelle. David f... Wie weit darf der Vater eines ermordeten Mädchens in seinem Schmerz gehen? David Moore ist Chefarzt an einer Klinik für künstliche Befruchtung und Klonung von Embryonen. Als seine Tochter bestialisch vergewaltigt und ermordet wird, bricht für ihn eine Welt zusammen. Die Polizei tritt mit den Ermittlungen auf der Stelle. David fasst einen folgen schweren Entschluss. Er beschafft sich aus unlauteren Quellen, Teile der DNS des Mörders und klont diesen, denn so will er an den Peiniger seiner Tochter herankommen. Ein fesselndes Buch, das spannend und klar auf die Grenzen der Ethik und des Fortschritts hinweist. Ein lesenswerter Wissenschafts-Thriller, der einem den Atem raubt, über die Möglichkeiten, jetzt schon Gott spielen zu können.