From one of the world's leading science fiction writers comes a provocative look at the days not too long after tomorrow.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…
Jeff Baker is a legend. He’s an internationally-renowned inventor and philanthropist extraordinaire, and at seventy-eight he’s given the world much of his genius. So in 2040, when Europe can finally rejuvenate a human being after decades of research, Baker becomes first choice for the gift of youth. And after eighteen months in a German medical facility, Jeff returns home looking no more than twenty.
The successful rejuvenation feels like a miracle – until the glow starts to fade. Jeff’s relationship with his ex-model wife changes drastically. He also sees his son Tim, and Tim’s gorgeous girlfriend, in a whole new light. As his pensioner friends start to resent what Jeff has become, he becomes increasingly aware that the world is watching. For great gifts come at a price and he will be expected to contribute yet more brilliant research to justify his place in the history books.
‘Peter F. Hamilton peoples his story with strong characters … clever and sharply observant’ SFSite.com, ‘Tim is so incredible real … Highly recommended’ SFBook.com, ‘The world created by Peter is once again full of ideas’ TheUnisphere.com