Longevity By S.J. Hunter
I received a free copy of the book for review purposes.
This is a futuristic story of a time when people can have enhancements to freeze the aging process and prolong lives. Chris McGregor is a detective in the elite DC LLE squad, who has lost his motivation to live as a “natural” after the death of his wife, Karen DeVoe , a researcher in the field of bioethics.
Cut to another fifty-six years into the future and Chris still a youngish 35 year old in physical if not chronological age, is investigating crimes against illegal medical research in enhancements, and this time with a partner Livvy, who is a rookie in LLE if not in law enforcement.
This story sets a breakneck pace as the two detectives investigate a series of crimes that point to the dangers of unchecked research into prolonging the age of those who can afford the procedures that promise immortality. The book covers the ethical issues similar to the debate today about affordable health care for all. It poses a very interesting question of whether we want to live in such a society where progress is unevenly distributed and where basic human values have become irrelevant. After reading this interesting book, I am eagerly looking forward to the other books in the series.