About the Book
What would you do if you could afford to keep on adding to your lifespan? What ethical dilemmas would you brush aside? What would you do to people who stood in your way? Set in Sydney and the Hunter Valley of Australia, Mumbai, India, and the Black Forest region of Germany, ‘Natural Causes’ is a gritty, edgy thriller that sometimes amuses, often shocks, and always entertains. It’s for those who accept scientific plausibility, like a good rollicking conspiracy theory, appreciate bursts of Tarantino-style violence, and who prefer their stories told with pace. The promise of extending life spans and curing deadly diseases through the use of fast-growth human cloning is a grand ideal. However, Tiberius Doyle stumbles upon a conspiracy of unauthorised scientific experimentation that will only benefit the chosen few, and lead to the deaths of dozens of innocent people along the way. The ‘PLF’ is conducting an illegal human cloning project pitched at individuals from ‘the big end of town’. It’s secretly funded by large pharmaceutical companies eager for a taste of the action of what can only be described as THE industry of the 21st Century and beyond… human cloning. Complete and as parts. The research is clandestine, the price tag is exorbitant, the ethics are definitely in question, and the marketing is by invitation only. Tibe’s a successful entrepreneur with a taste for adventure and a large suitcase full of emotional baggage. His new girlfriend is way out on the edge with her own troubles and his close mates are a motley crew with a shared interest in pool and a fondness for their good friend Tibe. There’s a nightclub manager, estate agent, DJ, tax auditor, electrician, bond trader, nutritional biochemist and advertising creative. Together they unwittingly end up taking on the cashed-up PLF cartel that will stop at nothing to move beyond trials and make human cloning a reality. If you like action, suspense, sex, and violence, with loads of humour, this is for you.
Hi, I'm Philip V Jenkinson. I don't have my own dedicated author website but the good folks at Cool Fiction are awesomely supportive and committed to promoting new writers of contemporary, thriller fiction. They have a lot of information on my books and what I am up to, so please check out the site. My novel 'Natural Causes' was my first into limited release paperback. What would you do if you could afford to keep on adding to your lifespan? What ethical dilemas would you brush aside? What would you do to people who stood in your way? That's the vibe for Natural Causes. My other novel in print is 'Looking for Mr Wrong'... where a bit of a lost soul falls for a wild younger woman with life-changing consequences. Both novels are modern, pacey, edgy, action-packed, and hopefully very entertaining books that I really hope you enjoy. I am currently writing another work of contemporary fiction... 'Alpha and Omega' and I recently published my short story 'All thirteen of us'. Cheers, PVJ