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The Runaway Clock Bill Carrigan

The Runaway Clock

Bill Carrigan

Published November 20th 2014
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Kindle Edition
215 pages
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The year is 2033. Scientists are studying the aging process at a research laboratory in Baltimore. Dr. George Buell, department head, has met a violent death. He and his much younger wife, Jill, collected children with progeria (premature old age) toMoreThe year is 2033. Scientists are studying the aging process at a research laboratory in Baltimore. Dr. George Buell, department head, has met a violent death. He and his much younger wife, Jill, collected children with progeria (premature old age) to study and treat. Jill and Ray Lindsay, a young scientist (who tells the story), are in love.Flash back a year. Ray and Buell agree to join forces, and Ray brings his research team to Buells lab. He and Jill meet. He isolates Senexin, a substance that seems to cause the childrens affliction. Buell discovers, but doesnt disclose, the budding love affair.Shift to Tarpon Springs, Florida, where a retired colleague has donated his estate for studies on oldsters. Of special interest here is spring water that protects small animals from x-ray. Buell theorizes that the water might also retard aging and wants to test it on the children. He and Ray drink it to check for toxicity.Ray is deeply troubled about his love affair and Buells erratic behavior. He finds himself aging rapidly. As the year passes, horror and suspense mount through amazing discoveries, a vicious crime, and Buells shocking, tragic decline . . .Bill Carrigan had a rewarding career at medical research institutions. Now retired, he lives in Sarasota, Florida, and writes fiction. He is the author of seven novels, which he is now revising and publishing on Kindle.