|A mercenary, Mick, is hired by a company to hunt down the
person who committed the horrific murder of one of their scientists. The killer is
Caterina, a woman who tore the scientist to pieces barehanded. It turns out the company
was carrying out an experimental treatment to repair optic nerves damaged by her terminal
brain cancer. They also used patients as guinea pigs to try out genetic manipulations.
After capturing Cat, Mick starts to doubt she carried out the murders and is baffled by
her super strength and ability to change her skin colour to blend with surroundings. He
enlists the help of his doctor sister to treat Cat while he finds out why the company
wants her dead.
There is a little too much testosterone floating about, with Mick and
another psycho mercenary hunting Cat and trading barbs. While the story was slow to start
with, I became very interested in the scientific what-ifs the author explored. What if
scientists genetically altered people to have super strength and multitude of talents,
such as the chameleon ability to blend into the background? What if they created superior
soldiers or thieves that were for sale to the highest bidder? What if a good technology is
perverted for profit? And she used scientific advances, such as green fluorescent proteins
being crossed with cats, creating cats that glow in the dark. Scary.