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Emily Suvada was born in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics. Her interest in science and tech never waned, particularly in genetic engineering and the question of what it means to be human. She thought it would be fun to explore these interests through characters running for their lives in a futuristic hellscape, so she wrote This Mortal Coil. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen.
3 billion lives at stake. 2 people who can save them. 1 secret hidden in their DNA. A breathtaking debut series about one girl's quest for answers in a genetically and technologically advanced future. There's no gene for RUN LIKE HELL.When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta's death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world's leading geneticist, and humanity's best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole's genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine.Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organization with a stranglehold on the world's genetic tech. But it's too late to turn back.As the pieces fit together it's clear there is one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.
*The extraordinary conclusion to the This Mortal Coil trilogy - who will survive the oncoming storm?* Two factions at war A plague that can't be stopped A cure that could destroy them all . . . Cat's hacking skills weren't enough to keep her from losing everything - her identity, her past, and now her freedom. Meanwhile, the person who's stolen everything from her is close to realizing a hacker's dream: the solution to humanity's problems in gene form. Or so she thinks . . . But now a new threat has emerged - a threat that could bring the world to the brink of a devastating war. Both sides will stop at nothing to seize control of humanity's future, and that the centre of this war is Cat, and a race against the clock save millions of lives . . . The gripping finale to a series The Verge has called 'perfect YA sci-fi'
Where can you hide if you're running from yourself? In bunkers and strongholds across the world, people are celebrating. There's a vaccine to the virus that has ravaged the planet for years. But the celebrations won't last for long. The vaccine isn't working. The virus is evolving. Catarina - genehacker, reluctant warrior - must find the one person who can help her. A man who is guilty of unimaginable crimes. Time is ticking, she only has three days before shadowy gentech corporation Cartaxus will use lethal code to wipe out every person on the planet's surface. Kill the hosts, kill the virus. Forced to question everything she knows and everyone she trusts, Cat discovers that the biggest threat of all may be buried in her own mind. The end of the world is approaching. Can she stop it? __________ 'With a backdrop of amazing science and technology, This Mortal Coil is a smart, page-turning thriller that gave me chills. I couldn't put this book down.' - Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. 'I can't remember the last time I was so hooked by a book. Relentlessly paced, expertly plotted, and with a romance as tense and as captivating as her wicked twists, Emily Suvada has crafted an unputdownable story. I loved every terrifying page.' - Stephanie Garber, bestselling author of Caraval. 'This Mortal Coil redefines unputdownable. A thrilling, exhilarating read that's crackling with intelligence. Compelling characters and and incredible twists come together perfectly - I loved this book.' - Amie Kaufman, bestselling author of Illuminae.
1 Milliarde Leben am Abgrund. 2 Menschen, die sie retten konnen. 1 Geheimnis, versteckt in ihrer DNA. Krankheiten, Schnheitsmakel, krperliche Einschrnkungen: von der Erde gelscht! Mensch und Technik sind verschmolzen, jeder trgt ein Panel in sich, das den eigenen Krper perfektioniert. Fast! Eine mrderische Seuche ist ausgebrochen, und nur eine einzige Person auf der Welt ist fhig, den Impfstoff zu entschlsseln - Catarina Agatta. Gemeinsam mit Cole, dessen Krper gentechnisch verndert wurde, kommt die geniale Hackerin Cat einer Wahrheit nher, die grausamer ist als jedes tdliche Virus!
In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father's message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague.Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that's not what makes her special. In Cat's world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius. That's no surprise, since Cat's father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own. When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat's instincts tell her it's just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat's help to release it and save the human race. Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada, read by Skye Bennett. When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agattas death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the worlds leading geneticist, and humanitys best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Coles genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organization with a stranglehold on the worlds genetic tech. But its too late to turn back. There are three billion lives at stake, two people who can save them, and one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.