Imagine a world in the near future where any kind of plastic surgery is possible. Anyone could be beautiful, but it could go further than that and our bodies could be altered for function. Want to be quick? – change your leg’s structure, maybe even to the point that the legs look more animal or insect than human.
Whispr wanted to be super thin so he could blend in and disappear, and for a thief that can be very handy. His strategy has paid off so far until he and his partner in crime, Jiminy, steal an advanced artificial hand and what looks to be a small piece of wire. Now the cops are hot on their trail.
The powers to be won’t leave any stone unturned or anyone unharmed until they find thieves, and then Jiminy disappears. With no one to turn to and desperate Whispr crosses paths with Dr. Ingrid Seastrom. She’s a Harvard educated doctor and in exchange for her help, Whispr offers the Doctor the wire.
It is more than just a wire. It’s an unknown technology. Whispr just wants to make a profit, but the Doctor wants to know what the wire is and isn’t about to stop until she discovers the truth. The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster is a fast-moving science fiction thriller in a world that may in the end be just like our own.