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.”