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A Perilous Conception
Larry Karp

Poisoned Pen Press
December 2011
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Featuring: Det. Bernie Baumgartner; Joyce Kennett; Dr. Colin Sanford
250 pages
ISBN: 1590589734
EAN: 9781590589731
Kindle: B006MK592G
Hardcover / e-Book
$24.95
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Mystery Police Procedural

It’s 1976. Despite fierce international controversy over whether in vitro fertilization should ever be performed in humans, doctors around the world race to be first to produce a baby by this procedure. Dr. Colin Sanford, a brilliant, ambitious obstetrician in the Pacific Northwest city of Emerald, has a plan. He recruits Dr. Giselle Hearn, an experienced laboratory geneticist-embryologist at the University. Drs. Sanford and Hearn, working secretly, set out to put their names in history books.

Several months later, Dr. Sanford’s patient, Joyce Kennett, gives birth to a healthy boy, and Sanford prepares to make an announcement at a press conference. But before it convenes, Ms. Kennett’s marginally- schizophrenic husband kills Dr. Hearn and then himself. Police Detective Bernie Baumgartner’s investigation is hampered by pressure from influential people at the University who want to control sensationalism that might harm the institution. Tenacious Baumgartner suspects more at play...

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