THE PANACEA PROJECT
Aug. 17, 2021
Catherine Devore Johnson
Calla Hammond has always lived on the fringes of society — a product of the foster care system, shunned for a skin condition — until her malignant brain tumor disappears on its own. Turns out her body is the very thing saving her, and it may hold the key to curing cancer. Now the centerpiece of a research study at St. Peregrine’s Cancer Center, Calla is thrust into the limelight of a nation desperate to harness the healing power of her blood, causing her to wrestle with the moral complexity of prolonged invasive research to potentially save millions. On the upside, Calla’s selflessness captures the heart of a former Navy SEAL tasked with leading her round-the-clock security detail — the first man to appreciate her unique beauty, and the first one she’s ever fallen in love with. Too bad she’s now a target of the world’s mega rich. Blood to the highest bidders, consequences be damned. (81k)
Catherine Devore Johnson is a graduate of Yale University with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. Her writing has won or placed in various competitions by the Houston Writer’s Guild and the Writers League of Texas.
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