Dr. Robert Zemanovic, a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, has a secret. After years of private research, conducted out of his home laboratory, the doctor has discovered the mutation that causes homosexuality, the gay gene.Read more...
Dr. Robert Zemanovic, a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, has a secret. After years of private research, conducted out of his home laboratory, the doctor has discovered the mutation that causes homosexuality, the gay gene. Aware of the cultural shock and controversy attendant to his research, he keeps his efforts a complete secret from everyone, including his own family. But all that secrecy can no longer be contained when he begins the next phase of his research - gene therapy on volunteers to correct their sexual orientation. With the initial group of 12 volunteers showing up at his home for treatment of the condition, his spouse demands an accounting of his activity. Cornered, the doctor reluctantly reveals the nature of his work, a disclosure which starts unintended consequences in motion, creating major problems at home, his place of employment, and for his volunteers, all leading to an unexpected, dramatic ending.
William B. Moran, author of The End of Gay, is a federal administrative law judge. Over the past 21 years, he has presided in cases involving many government agencies. These have included cases brought by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the Department of Agriculture, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, among other agencies. Some of Judge Moran's cases have been noted in the New York Times, USA Today and the Washington Post. Raised in Arlington, Massachusetts, he has a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown Law. Among his nonacademic achievements, he has qualified for, and competed in, ten Boston Marathons. This is his third novel, following the publication of ALJ, involving corruption with Social Security Disability claims, and One Season, A Baseball Tale, a whimsical story about a middle aged lawyer who discovers he can pitch in the big leagues.
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