Cast of Shadows

  • by Kevin Guilfoile
  • Narrated by Peter Francis James
  • 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, a controversial and closely regulated new practice, when his 17-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police, and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA. Tormented by grief, Moore entertains a monstrous thought: the possibility of cloning not his daughter but the man who killed her. How far would you go to look into the face of your daughter's murderer?Justin Finn, at age three, looks like any other child. Bright, joyful, sweet; an innocent toddler to his unsuspecting parents and to all who know him. But his face, one day, will be the exact match of the cold-blooded killer of whom he is a perfect genetic replica. Can a 3-year-old have a past? Where does evil come from?
What happens to the soul when we die? What are you duplicating when you duplicate a human life?
Cast of Shadows is a spectacularly original, hair-raising novel about the fate of a little boy brought into the world to solve a crime. Relentlessly gripping, profoundly unsettling, and visionary, it introduces a major new suspense novelist.

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What the Critics Say

"Guilfoile's engrossing debut novel takes a high-concept look at the age-old but still provocative question of nature vs. nurture....The novel as a whole is rich and involving." (Publishers Weekly)

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Still waiting for the unabridged version!

I really want to listen to this one- but am waiting on the unabridged version (supposedly due out four months ago).
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- Gayle A. Orner "Shark Lover"

I read this book unabridged...

This is a fascinating novel, set in a near, believable future. The characters are well defined and convincing. The plot twists are compelling -- clear until the end.. (don't stop!) This is a VERY satisfying read and should be offered in unabridged form.. Check out the narration before you get the audio ..
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- Denny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio