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The Fragile Egg
Four Stars! In the spirit of Robin Cook's medical suspense novels, A.J. Russo brings us THE FRAGILE EGG. Through a fluid third person narrative we are transported to the year 2011 where human cloning is outlawed…THE FRAGILE EGG is a book that must be read. A.J Russo uses his knowledge of biology and molecular biology to introduce us to biological possibilities that, just a few years ago, were science fiction. He thrusts us into a future in which human cloning is the only avenue in which a few parents could have children. This novel has intrigue and delves into moral and ethical issues that confront us now. It also provides a thorough grasp of a cutting edge technology that is affecting our lives today. I highly recommend THE FRAGILE EGG. Michael L. Thal, Scribes World
Four Stars! A.J. Russo writes knowledgeably about treatments for infertility, and the manipulation of cells required for cloning. The technical details are clear and easy to understand and the reader can feel Russo's passion for fertility assistance. There is a very nice discussion of differing moral viewpoints too, and the passion felt by those on each side of the debate. It is great to read a book that looks at all sides of such a complex issue. Lauren Roche, Inscriptions Magazine
Highly Recommended! The struggle to define the point at which life begins provides a strong philosophical basis in AJ Russo's THE FRAGILE EGG. Truth lies in the point of view of the teller, for example, from the woman who desperately wants a child to educators, from social activists and politicians. As their points of view lead to obvious conclusion, issues of abortion, cloning and vitro fertilization come to life. Add ethical and legal consideration, and Russo vividly presents the varying religious and moral consideration of cloning. Further, by giving the story a very human face, he also presents the pain and desperation of would be parents and their medical supports. Regardless of the reader's beliefs, they will find something here to challenge their beliefs and affirm their humanity. Fans of medical thrillers will thoroughly enjoy THE FRAGILE EGG. Highly recommended. Cindy Penn, Word Weaving
A.J. Russo, a native of New York, received his bachelor's degree in biology from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Roswell Park Memorial Institute, a division of S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo. He has spent 20 years at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, teaching undergraduate biology courses and doing research in the areas of immunology and molecular biology. He is currently the research Director of the Health Research Institute/Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Warrenville IL. A.J. is the author of more than thirty research articles, 11 novels, three children's books, short stories, and numerous educational software packages. When he's not in the lab, he can sometimes be found jogging, playing racquetball, watching lacrosse games, or spending time with his family.