Thursday, August 19, 2021
The Last Exit
Eden. In the near future presented in Michael Kaufman’s novel titled, The Last Exit, the superrich have secured their future by taking a longevity drug, while an epidemic of encephalitis hastens premature death for average people. Parents who choose euthanasia before they turn 65 can make their children eligible for the miracle drug to ensure longevity for them. Protagonist Jen Lu works on the elder abuse unit of the D.C. police department, and her investigations lead her toward a secret drug called Eden which seems to be causing premature aging and death. The characters in this novel are well drawn, the plot twists entertaining, and the subject fascinating. Most of all, Jen Lu is a compelling individual who’s likely to appear in future Kaufman novels. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Last Exit from amazon.com.