In the 50,000 years since Ryan Hunt was cremated, human history has taken several catastrophic turns. After nuclear annihilation came the volcanoes, and now there’s a plague bearing down on humanity. It’s going to take something big to save them this time.
And they get it, in the form of a resurrected Hunt, who’s been given a second life. His DNA, it turns out, is the key to rescuing the species. But it won’t be as easy as simply swabbing the inside of his mouth.
To survive in this new world, Hunt has to evade the kidnappers who are after him, hop from planet to planet, and even dust off his tux for a date to a ball. Even more challenging, he needs to navigate the waters with adventurous and beautiful scientist Dr. Kat Winslow, whom adventure seems to follow.
With help from a friendly robot named NORA and a newfound sense of daring, Ryan Hunt is ready to take on the future - whatever it brings.
Gerrit S. Overeem is an IT professional whose passion for science fiction served as inspiration for Second Life of Mr. Hunt. In addition to enjoying Dungeons and Dragons and appearing at charity events as part of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costuming Group, he is also active in a local car club and has a black belt in Nihon Goshin Aikido. He lives with his wife, who has encouraged his interest in writing.
With the onset of DNA mapping and genetic research, it is only a matter of time until someone tries to create a super-soldier. At first, it will be to increase the strength, endurance, healing powers, etc., of the human body, but eventually, I believe, some scientists will get the idea to splice the best parts of animal DNA with human DNA to create a Hybrid creature.
In Mr. Hunt’s universe, the splicing of human and animal DNA occurred, and the new species, also known as Crosses, were used to fight battles without the loss of the alien race’s native species.
Eventually, this did not work out well since the Crosses refused to fight and turn on their creators. Over the years, people adjusted to them being part of society, but some still look at them as monsters..
Second Life of Mr. Hunt: Book 1 - Resurrection
Callum the Wolfkin was a cross between a human and a wolf. They were not natural but had been scientifically developed during the gene wars of 42,960. Each Wolfkin was different based on how splicing of the two genetic structures merged. Callum had more human features but the muscled body of a wolf. It was rare that crosses were able to breed, but their kind was sometimes able to, allowing for the race to continue on.