The earl of Sefton is delighted when he sees the midwife approaching bearing a tiny bundle. Within moments of being introduced to his new son, his world is shattered by the news that his wife did not survive the birth. Thorne, a man used to commanding regiments, puts his emotions aside to deal with providing for his newborn son. His first concern - one made known to the entire household by his heir's fully functioning lungs - is to secure a wet nurse.
"Great Writing and Storytelling"
In May 1653, young Frederica (Freddy) O'Brennan and her sister Aileen trust a stranger on an empty beach in western Ireland, inadvertently placing themselves in the crosshairs of Cromwell's notorious Reign of Terror. Freddy awakens in the crammed hold of a slave ship bound for Barbados. She and Aileen endure the gruesome voyage only to be wrenched apart when purchased at auction by sugar plantation owners from different islands.
"Excellent! Excellent!! Excellent!!!!"
After brain surgeon Dr. Danny Tilson performs several intracranial surgeries, patients and staff acquire a strange meningitis that sweeps nationwide at breakneck speed. The root of the outbreak is an enigma, and the CDC, a neurologist, and an infectious disease specialist are called in for their expertise.
It was possibly the discovery of a lifetime: a drug that would reverse the effects of aging, seemingly indefinitely. The tests were all positive, first on rats, then monkeys and other large animals, and finally, on humans. It was a dream come true, the promise of a healthy, happy life, with all the benefits of the young, including energy, vitality, and sex drive, for 200 years or more. Tens of millions clamored to be among the first to take the drug.
"A Very slow going book"