The Ovum Factor
Marvin L. Zimmerman
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The earth’s fragile eco-system is being destroyed by humanity, and a think tank has identified the work of a professor of molecular biology as the last hope for mankind. A young investment banker starts by assessing the professor’s research, but soon finds himself on a mission to find the plant that can save the world. There are bad guys too, including a Roman Catholic Cardinal (fast becoming a cliché, thanks to Dan Brown).
The writing is skilled, the dialogue believable, and the premise fascinating, but The Ovum Factor bogs down in the middle, perhaps because Zimmerman did a lot of research and didn’t want to waste it. Nonetheless, a good summer read with a gripping ending. mRb