“Cover-Up” is a journey through possibilities. Is it possible that genetically superior humans walk among us? Is it possible that humanity is changing? Is that even a decision that’s in our hands? LaErtes Muldrow certainly believes so. The fantastical journey penned by the author begins with Donovan Mocion, aka “The Fastest Man Alive.” In the blink of an eye, the beloved son and ultra-athlete suffer a catastrophic 180-degree turn in life that thrusts him into the center of a years-long intrigue.
Under the shrouds of benevolence, Global Pharmaceuticals is quietly working its own agenda. Through Global Pharmaceuticals, the world, as Donovan knows it is ripe with medical and technological advancements, mainly in part due to the dedicated efforts of his parents. But what happens when corporate greed and narcissism are left unchecked? Should the needs of knowledge for tomorrow outweigh those of humanity today?
With a cast of characters from all walks of life, “Cover-Up” layers mystery upon mystery to make for a beautiful futuristic read. Set in the United States in a time imagined a few years ago, many ideas Muldrow brings up don’t seem so far-fetched. Having seen our generation’s athletic prowess and physicality, could you not imagine someone so genetically blessed to be a superior athlete and prodigious scholar? Tempered, of course, with the normal emotions of a young adult male—let’s not get crazy and think that a perfect specimen has been conjured. Is it improbable to believe that any large companies we know today could be acting in a cloaked, self-serving manner? Absolutely. These predictions come quickly to any of us and cause enough questions to keep you guessing.
“Cover-Up” is not a single mystery but many, cleverly layered together to stay one step ahead of you. Just when you think you see the direction, a small but significant shift spins your thoughts into another direction. This read is a fun and thought-provoking fantasy camouflaged as a casual suspense story once you dive in and uncover it.
– The Moving Words Review
Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 3, 2024