James Calder. About Face (2003) 272 pp.
Publisher’s description: “Eternal youth—genetic engineering—murder.
A biotech company is on the verge of announcing gene therapy that can stop
skin from aging: the stakes are high, the technology top secret, and the
jockeying for power is intense. At what should be the triumphant moment,
a key player is found dead, throat slashed, holding a seven-inch knife
and a handwritten note. Filmmaker-turned-detective Bill Damen doesn’t believe
it was suicide. His investigation takes him through the back rooms of escort
services and venture capitalists, and into places influential people don’t
want him to go.”