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Not satisfied with the limits on human endurance, the government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has created the Excelsior program to break athletic performance barriers. Dr. Evan Galloway, a brilliant physiologist from MIT, has been tasked with developing Nan Airs to achieve the agency's goal. But can the government be trusted to use Nan Airs responsibly?
The ultimate performance enhancer, Nan Airs consists of artificial red blood cells that have the capacity to deliver 236 times more oxygen than red cells. With a single Nan Airs injection, a person could sprint for 15 minutes on a single breath.
When Nan Airs becomes a reality, billionaire Jack McKnight announces a grueling new ultra-triathlon being held in Greece. The Aletheia race-consisting of distances 5 times greater than the Ironman-is considered impossibly dangerous. Athletes must swim 12 miles across the Aegean Sea, bike 560 miles over punishing terrain, and then run 131 brutal miles to Athens. The winner has the honor of appearing in the opening ceremony of the Olympics, scheduled to begin at the conclusion of the ultra-triathlon.
Evan, who has a personal vendetta against McKnight, enters the triathlon out of vengeance. However, his motivation to compete intensifies when he learns that Luke, his adrenaline-junkie brother fresh out of jail, plans to race as well. Remembering his dying father's wish that he look out for Luke, Evan is determined to keep his reckless brother out of trouble.
Knowing that fellow competitor McKnight plays dirty and seems likely to illicitly use Nan Airs to gain a competitive advantage, Evan throws himself into a rigorous training regimen led by disgraced former Olympian, Lucian Atticus. His goal is to not only beat a competitor with a superior advantage, but to also protect his brother from danger.
Characterized by epic power struggles, malicious backstabbing, and scandalous behavior, the Aletheia demonstrates how far people are willing to go for athletic glory. In the gripping climax, a monumental battle enfolds as Evan tries to win the Aletheia and keep Luke safe, while preventing the destruction of the Olympics.
Written in a style similar to Michael Crichton, Without Limits is a fast-paced ethical thriller that examines the moral implications of biotechnology on athletic competitions. An action-packed page-turner, expect sleepless nights to ensue as you race toward the stunning conclusion.
- Publication Date:
- 0692376364 / 9780692376362
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Science Fiction / Adventure