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Published by Indigo River Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Death taunts us as we age.

Despite our efforts, we inevitably grow frail until we draw our last breath. Imagine a drug that parries death’s taunt by giving us amortality—life without death—and reversal of the aging process. Should we embrace this elixir or reject it as being contrary to the laws of God?

A large pharmaceutical company discovers SOMITRA, a drug giving mice amortality. Elijah-Co keeps the discovery under wraps as it feverishly tries to duplicate its effects on human subjects. When word is leaked to the public, a culture war breaks out between religious fundamentalists and Grizzleds, senior citizens who want the right to choose amortality for themselves.

SOMITRA picks up where the first book, ELIJAH-CO, left off. Dr. Lars Sorenson returns, facing the consequences of his desperate attempt to save his beloved wife, Kate. The reader is taken into the lives of clandestine drug developers, religious zealots, mercenaries, and an aging population who want to experience eternal life on Earth.

About The Author

Dan W. Luedke, MD, a retired medical oncologist and part-time hospice medical director with numerous scientific writing credits, first ventured into fiction with short stories. His novel, Elijah-Co, the first in a trilogy of medical fiction/thrillers, was published in 2022. Somitra is the second. Dan and his wife, Susan, also a medical oncologist, live in St. Louis, Missouri. They have two children and four grandchildren living on opposite coasts, and they visit them as often as possible. (77 words)


Product Details

  • Publisher: Indigo River Publishing (August 27, 2024)
  • Length: 342 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781954676831

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