How can a drug that makes people fall madly in love be a bad thing?
So thinks Professor Bacci when he inadvertently unlocks the biochemical key to falling in love, and develops a drug capable of creating emotions indistinguishable from the real thing.
Determined that the world should benefit from his discovery, he seeks funding and business advice from a private Swiss bank, owned by the secretive Kappel family.
Unknown to Bacci, however, Helmut Kappel sees love as a sickness to be exploited, and has his own plan for abusing the drug's power - a cynical nightmare of breathtaking arrogance far removed from Bacci's naive dream of spreading love around the world.
Ripped from tomorrow's headlines, "The Venus Conspiracy" is Michael Cordy's latest glimpse of a compelling future where even human emotions can be bought and where true love can be faked...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/10/2006
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780552148832
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Review by SonicQuack
It's weak sci-fi, it's not particularly taut action, there's not much meaningful character development and the plot is rather far fetched. With those points aside, Cordy has created a quick, easy to read future-tech thriller which pulls reader from cover to cover. There's a maniacal madman, a ruthless killer with a buried past, a beautiful and innocent woman caught in the plot and a spectacular showdown in a remote locale - it's pulp adventure writing at maximum throttle. Slip you brain in to neutral and read it.
Review by kimmy0ne
Everything a good book should have; a killer, a hero and an unusual subject to fight over.
Review by marieharbon
Dan Brown-like in the storytelling but generally an engaging read.