A Twisted Garden
A science fiction novel by Simon Quellen Field
What would it be like to be genetically engineered?
To have your genes selected from thousands of the most successful athletes, scientists, businessmen, and scholars from all over the world?
Jack Wright knows, because that's just what was done to him.
Growing up with the expectations of greatness, all his successes taken for granted, all his accomplishments attributed to his genes, he can run faster than any Olympian, but will never get a medal, since genetic enhancements are considered unfair competition, like performance enhancing drugs.
In a world where broad spectrum antiviral drugs have made most illnesses things of the past, including all sexually transmitted diseases, relationships form quickly and easily, without fear, except for Jack.
Living alone, the scars of growing up as a lonely superman leave him particularly at a loss when his path intersects with two women, whose secrets get them all involved with murder, gang warfare, illegal drug trading, and a mystery that Jack is uniquely suited to solve.