Genetically Flawed. Perfectly Human.
When seventeen-year-old Lucas Marshall tests positive for the M0A1 gene—a genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans toward violence—he is shipped off to an impregnable government facility to undergo a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, having survived their tests and proven his mental stability, Lucas is labeled safe to return home.
But any hope Lucas has of returning to a normal life is shattered when the van transporting him to the reintegration facility is forced off the road by a group of radicals intent on accessing the facility and exposing it's dehumanizing practices. And Lucas is their ticket through the front door.
Spurred by rumors that the facility is secretly holding one of his old friends captive, Lucas and his bunk mate, Chris, agree to infiltrate the testing facility’s inner sanctum. But once inside, Lucas’s carefully laid plans begin to unravel, and he's forced to seek help from a group of kids he neither knows nor trusts. And when every genetic test claims your only allies are hardwired to become the next Charles Manson, it’s impossible to know who has your back.
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Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather excitable black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life.
Trisha writes Young Adult Contemporary, Psychological Horror and Science fiction. She is published with FSG/ Macmillan, Flux/Llewellyn, and Merit Press.
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An author of young adult and middle grade fiction, Lindsay is a proud member of SCBWI, The Horror Writers Association and the YA Scream Queens. Her debut novel, CREED (co-authored with Trisha Leaver), is out now and her second co-authored novel, SWEET MADNESS, releases from Merit Press in August of 2015.
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