Longevity

Should We Prolong Human Life by 30 Years?

Fiction - Thriller - Medical
326 Pages
Reviewed on 01/27/2019
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Reviewed by Sherri Fulmer Moorer for Readers' Favorite

What would happen if the average life span could be extended by 30 years? It would certainly offer hope and opportunity to the older generation, but what about the rest of society? Could we manage the burden of one more living generation on this planet? Is it ethical to extend human life beyond its natural capabilities? Longevity: Should We Prolong Human Life by 30 Years? by Rolf Margenau explores these questions and the implication that a longer life would have in this thrilling suspense novel.

I liked this novel because it explores the topic of life expansion from a variety of angles, and offers a fair perspective of the pros and cons of longer life. Lucy Menondez, the project head, and her former lover, Grant Duran, are a great couple who naively believe that there's no way anybody in their right mind could oppose their formula to assist telomere replacement until several attempts are made on their lives. Grant uses his military expertise to unravel the mystery and to find the traitors in their midst, one of whom is Lucy's trusted confidant.

Longevity: Should We Prolong Human Life by 30 Years? is a compelling mystery that shows not only action, but the motivations behind the various opposing forces. I like how Rolf Margenau manages the variety of perspectives from opposing forces and creates a level of understanding for each of them, from the competitors to the religious opponents who fear the moral implications of such research. It's an interesting read that will keep you turning pages until the very end to find out how it all comes together - or comes apart!