Sequel to The Chosen. How far can you genetically alter someone before she becomes someone else? Before she loses her soul?
Leading genetic researcher Randolph Macklin wakes up in Malaysia to find a four month gap in his memory, his wife dead, and his daughter in a coma. As he and his psychiatrist, Sanantha Mauwad unravel the mystery, they find nothing and no one are what they appear to be. Ancient cults collide with cutting edge science in this tale of too much power driven by too much passion.
“I don’t know the power you seek. Your redemption lies in turning away from this evil that has taken hold of your soul. It was just this kind of selfishness that our Great Master Choe was trying to eradicate by founding this church.”
Young Nae laughed at him. “Do you think you can eradicate me?”
“I am still in touch with your family. I will do everything in my power to stop you.”
Young Nae reached down into the pit of his anger and frustration and found a place colder and darker than he had ever felt before.
He thrust his fist out across the priest’s neck and down past his chest. It was as if his hand knew where to go, seeking out the right path instinctively. He felt his hand take hold of something and rip it out of his body. He didn’t physically touch the man. The man fell limp, instantly dead.
Young Nae stopped and looked and realized what he had done. Had he really needed to kill his old priest? Yes, Master Han was the old path, that had to be severed to find the new. He looked at his hand and felt it warm up again. He was surprised, and smiled a bit nervously. He looked down at the priest’s body, lying sprawled where it had dropped.
“It seems I don’t need your secrets after all.”