Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.ISBN 9780385314763
After over a year of trying, Sally Benedict is finally pregnant. Thrilled with the news, she plans to continue working as the editor of her small-town newspaper and quietly await the birth of her child with her husband, Mark. Suddenly, the hottest story ever to hit the sleepy New Hampshire town breaks wide open. Someone is robbing the churchyard's oldest graves. The local police brush it off as teenage vandalism, but Sally believes it is something more. Especially when she stumbles upon a pattern linking the violated graves: they all belong to one family - her own. Only a few miles away, researchers at a small biotech lab are nearing a breakthrough that could make the age-old dream of eternal youth a reality. They have uncovered the key to longevity - in one family's genetic makeup. But one crucial factor is missing: a living tissue sample from a newborn who possesses the coveted "infinity gene." With time and money running out, the researchers are becoming desperate, and as they await the child's birth, an isolated rural hospital provides the setting for a terrifying edge-of-the-seat climax.