Irreparable Harm

Narrated by: Ross Ballard II
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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Bright but inexperienced attorney Mitchell Taylor is torn between warring personal and professional interests. Can he help his client - a young surrogate mother - and save the child she carries without sealing the fate of others?

When Dr. Nathan Brown and his wife, Cameron, undergo a controversial method of in vitro fertilization, some of their cloned embryos are used to achieve a pregnancy in surrogate Maryna Sareth while the others are cryogenically preserved. Dr. Brown's premature death, however, and mounting evidence that the baby has Down's Syndrome unleash a legal, ethical, and moral firestorm.

Dr. Brown's dying wish is that the remaining embryos be used for stem-cell research. His wife wants to force the abortion of the baby Maryna carries in hopes that one of the remaining embryos can produce a "healthy" child.

Meanwhile, Mitchell wrestles with an agonizing ethical dilemma: Can he protect the embryos, which requires that a federal legislative ban on cloning be overturned, while at the same time helping the beautiful young surrogate save the child she carries - possible only if the ban is upheld?

With time running out, Mitchell and Maryna must run the gauntlet of bioethical nightmares, corporate treachery, and life-threatening confrontations if they are to save the unborn and avoid irreparable harm.

©2003 Randy Singer (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Randy Singer is phenomenal

Randy Singer continues to surprise me on the twists and turns in the story. I’m hesitant to start one of his books as I know I won’t want to do anything else until it’s done. So riveting,

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Randy Singer

I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I didn't even skip any pages. Glad to have a true Southern voice read it.

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Important Story Deserving of a Better Storyteller

This book deals with important issues: morally, ethically, spiritually, and legally. Unfortunately, the narration was so poor that I almost gave up on what was otherwise a very good book.