CHILL FACTOR

By
Vincent McDonnell
Chill Factor

An American billionaire is forcing a team of scientists to work on a genetic project that could have horrendous consequences for mankind. Can Sean rescue his father and thwart the evil plan?

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224 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9780862788889

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When Dr Denis Gunne disappears, the police believe he is fleeing charges of supplying drugs to addicts. His son, Sean is convinced that his father has been set up. But for what reason? With his friend, Jackie, Sean sets out to find his father. The trail leads to remote Fair Island where an American billionaire is forcing a team of scientists to work on a genetic project that could have horrendous consequences for mankind. Can Sean rescue his father and thwart the evil plan?

Vincent McDonnell is an award-winning author of books for adults and young readers. Born in County Mayo, he worked in England for a number of years. He now lives in County Cork with his wife and son.

He has previously written two adult novels and four novels for children. The Broken Commandment, his first novel for adults, was published after a recommendation by Graham Greene and won the GPA First Fiction Award in 1989.

Vincent gives readings and workshops all over Ireland, and has attended events such as the Listowel Writers Week and Wexford Arts Festival. Currently Writer in Residence for County Cork, he has also served two terms as writer in residence for County Limerick. He has built up strong relationships with libraries and numerous schools in Limerick & Cork, which he regularly visits.

Vincent won the 2003 Francis McManus Short Story competition for his story entitled "Lemon Creams".

Its young Dublin hero sets out to find his missing scientist father. His journey takes him into captivity on a remote island off the Galway coast, where illegal research into stem cells and cloning are being carried out. Issues such as the difference between ethnical and unethical research, and how these relate to the treatment of disability, are explored. Family break-ups and the relationship between fathers and sons also figures. The happy ending is reassuring for the young reader.

The Sunday Independent

Excellent ... uncompromising ... a powerful story. McDonnell writes with depth and honesty.

Sunday Business Post

Combines an exciting story with real and very topical issues. McDonnell's descriptions are cruelly graphic and yet told with infinite tenderness.

Books Ireland

A good, moody thriller ... an excellent read.

The Irish Times

This electrifying thriller will have the reader enthralled to the very last page.

Cheri Lloyd - writeaway.org.uk

I thought that this book had a unique plot compared to other novels. The plot was exciting and dangerous. This is an excellent read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a tensely plotted thriller

Lesley Patterson - Teen Titles magazine
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