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2011 Eric Hoffer Award Winner: Honorable Mention, Commercial Fiction
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The Eric Hoffer Project
US Review of Books

The US Review supports the Eric Hoffer Project by publishing the results of the annual Eric Hoffer Award for Books.

The Chimera Seed, Matthew Tully, - As the sole heir to his late father's pharmaceutical company, Michael Tiernan inherits more than just the struggling family business. Following a reluctant trip to Sardinia to settle his father's assets, Michael discovers he is not only part owner of an extraordinary vineyard but of the key to immortality itself. The experimental drug Dionysinol is the culmination of his father's life's work and has the potential to transform human existence, but at what cost? The phenomenal aging remedy is at the center of a dangerous tug-of-war motivated by greed, corruption and revenge in this tense tale of pharmaceutical espionage.