Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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Here’s the set-up:
FIRST, THE STRANGE CREATURES FROM THE RIVER. THEN THE HORDES OF KILLER MOSQUITOES. THEN THE RAGING PLAGUE. AMIDST THE RAVAGES OF DEATH AND PESTILENCE, ONE DOCTOR TURNS TO AN ANCIENT CURE.
In a warming world, the stage is set for malevolent storms, deadly diseases, and human conflict. As the death toll rises and vital resources thin out, bigotry rears its ugly horns and racial tension ignites. When life-saving drugs run out and hospital morgues turn into mass graves, Dr. Jamal Jackson hatches a contentious plan: unleash a beast to kill another beast—extinguish the plague with a genetic anomaly that he, ironically, had long since vowed to purge from the face of the earth. Then it occurs to him. The very race that history had once condemned could very well be the most resilient of all—and the very gene that he had so reviled could be the very cure that could save all.
“An intriguing, thought-provoking fusion of medical thriller and apocalyptic fiction . . . A page-turner of the highest order.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
” . . . Provocative and stunning, with an unexpected plot twist that will hold readers captive . . . The Final Race is extraordinary. . .” — Independent Professional Book Reviewers
From The Author
Based on contemporary science and historical accounts, The Final Race explores the complex interconnections between race and racism, sickle cell disease, malaria, and climate change.
Inspired by true events, the novel sharply echoes:
The roots of white supremacy
The tragedy of African slavery
The ravages of sickle cell disease–a racial affliction
The curse of malaria and the paradox of the sickle gene
The perils of climate change and global spread of disease
The irony of segregation in light of human evolution
The first book to weave together such an ensemble of incisive issues, The Final Race serves as an educational resource for everyone in the national and international stage.
Infused with real-life human drama and deeply imbued with several pieces of American history, from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Barack Obama, The Final Race offers a different vantage point that hopes to inspire readers to better understand the world that we live in and the fact that every person, regardless of race or creed, is so much more than the color of his or her skin. Peace on earth.
About The Author
Dr. Chiapco is a board-certified US physician in private pediaric practice in Central, Florida. He was born in 1969 and grew up in the city of Manila, Philippines. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1990 and obtained his medical degree in 1994. He completed his pediatric residency at Miami Children’s Hospital and thereafter did two years of fellowship in hematology/oncology at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In his spare time, when he is not out bug-hunting in the woods with his kids, Dr. Chiapco plays the guitar and enjoys listening to James Taylor music. He is a father of two and makes his home in Central Florida.