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Cutting-edge technology combines with the dark side of the human soul to create the potential for terrifying destruction...A terrific sci-fi thriller that grips the reader from beginning to end. Kirkus ReviewsWhen abusive parents raise brilliantMoreCutting-edge technology combines with the dark side of the human soul to create the potential for terrifying destruction...A terrific sci-fi thriller that grips the reader from beginning to end. Kirkus ReviewsWhen abusive parents raise brilliant children, you might end up with a saint, or a killer...or one of each.Little Deadly Things is the place where science meets the psyche, where humanitys future is in the hands of a madwoman and the family that must stop her.The seeds of an apocalyptic race -- to save mankind or to destroy it -- were sown in the earliest years of two scientists. Young Eva Rozen witnessed her sisters brutal murder, and barely escaped with her life. She found refuge in the orderly world of science. Twenty-five years later, this master of nanotechnology is the worlds richest woman...and the most dangerous.Marta Cruz also endured a troubled childhood. Her mothers death and her fathers incarceration left her an orphan, and a crippling disease left her in pain. Martas refuge? A tropical rain forest where she discovers plants with miraculous healing properties under the tutelage of her shamanistic grandmother.The two girls meet in high school and form an uneasy friendship that lasts through college. Eva wants power, profit -- and Martas husband. She offers to fund Martas public health dreams in exchange for the ailing physicians knowledge of plant-based medicines. Together, they build the worlds largest nanotech manufacturer.When the unstable Eva has a psychotic break, and attacks the people who rely on her for survival, only Marta can stand between Eva and the death of millions. But Marta is a healer, not a fighter, and must rely on her husband and teenaged son, a boy who faces a life-or-death challenge well beyond his years.Here is a chilling look at a future that is already on our doorstep -- and a study of the two women who will decide the fate of mankind.