XENO TRANSPLANT The Throne of The Red Jaguar
SCI-FI SUSPENSE/THRILLER ACTION MYSTERY
A nurse learns of a secretive genetic engineering project in the basement research lab of her hospital and suspects her patients are being unwittingly used as test subjects.
Opens in Norway with breathtaking views of the fjords as our nurse is on vacation with her friends. She returns and at the local airport learns from her friend of a new research project at her hospital and finds a new research transplant doctor has been quickly hired into her clinic.
Nurse Dahl learns the source of the new genetic engineering code the Doctor used in his research project to engineer pig kidneys for human transplant came from the genetic mapping of a recently excavated ancient Mayan priestess in the Yucatan. And the code shows evidence of super human abilities.
Massachusetts and the Yucatan jungle
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Plot - Other Elements
Mature Audience Themes
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Main Character Details
Name: Chelsea Dahl
Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Heroic,Educated,Selfless,Skillful,Empathetic,Decisive
Additional Character Details
Name: Dr. Enrique Martinez
Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Gracious,Educated,Leader,Modest,Religious,Selfless
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Engaging,Gracious,Educated,Leader,Power Hungry,Skillful
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Engaging,Educated,Leader,Strong Moral Code
Part one of a two story series with a potential to continue as a action hero. Part two has already been written. The series gives a message of hope and empowerment for women as she triumphs in both internal and external battles. Her character is an intelligent, selfless nurse hero. There are many medical thrillers with nurse characters but this is the only one where the nurse saves her patients and ultimately the world without the aide of a physician. The second book ends with her becoming a super hero - ,the worlds first nurse superhero. The character struggles with her inner turmoil; misplaced guilt she harbors for the loss of her family in a tragic accident, and the superhero she becomes, (in the second book), is a metaphor of the internal change she goes through. The reader shares in her joy of saving her patients and in the gut wrenching pain, at 3/4's into the novel when she is suspended from her job, humiliated in front of the medical board of review and slips into a near breakdown as she flashes back to the day her mother passed away in front of her in the ER as her own patient..
A nurse working with kidney transplants notices a strange movement in the hospital and begins to suspect that the surgeon is using pig kidneys on humans. What she didn't realize is that the doctor's plan involves the rebirth of the Mayan people.
Authors Writing Style: GOOD
Franchise Potential: FAIR
Accuracy of Book Profile
Yes, but the author could add more characters to the profile to make it more complete.
Draw of Story
The hospital environment and Chelsea's presentation as a character are engaging enough to draw the reader's attention.
Some parts that present information exposition. It is understandable that it is a book with unique universe rules, and the medical environment demands a further explanation. However, some exposition lines sound a little boring due to the excess of medical terms and information. Having a good balance in this regard would be essential.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The biggest hook is these tests of pig kidneys on human beings taking place inside a hospital and the internal conflicts of Chelsea trying in every way to save lives because she let her mother die.
The book is part of a trilogy, so it is not possible to predict what will be done with the other books, but relying solely on this one, with the plot twists and the central conflicts involving transplants between species, excavations, and ancient civilizations, I believe it can attract a specific group.
It all depends on the focus to be given in the adaptation. Chelsea is a good protagonist, and if the focus is concentrated on her, we will have a more dramatic film with greater potential in terms of narrative. If the main focus is on kidney transplant experiments with archeology, we'll have an adventure movie with some sci-fi details, creating thus awards potential within the genre.
Similar Films/TV Series
NEVER LET ME GO: PEOPLE WHO GREW UP TOGETHER IN AN ORPHANAGE DISCOVER THAT THEIR ROLE IS EXCLUSIVELY TO DONATE ORGANS. HIPPOCRATES: DIARY OF A FRENCH DOCTOR: THE DESIRE TO SAVE LIVES MIXED WITH AN EXHAUSTING ROUTINE INSIDE THE HOSPITAL.
What’s New About the Story
The most original is the intention to restore the power of the Mayan civilization within its descendants through genetic alterations. This aspect appears more towards the end of the book, but it is an original plot twist for the story's path.
Chelsea is a good character. She is an exemplary professional, is smart, courageous, fair, careful, and still has an internal conflict directly linked to the book's theme, which makes it more impactful. However, the other characters seem more superficial, even a little caricatured and would need a little more development.
Uniqueness of Story
Not a rare gem, but it has many exciting elements running in parallel.
Film: Streaming, Studio
The plot is somewhat surprising. We start the book thinking that we are facing a criminal organization that transplants pig kidneys into humans. However, over time we discover that this group intends to create superhumans, descendants of the Mayan people, with DNA alterations. These are original twists to the narrative style. The structure could be developed more fluidly since the book works in a kind of chronological back and forth, making a story with many medical terms and a lot of information more confusing. The secondary characters and the antagonist could be further deepened to reach a level similar to Chelsea. The secondary ones look shallow and somewhat caricatured in their roles. Chelsea seems to be the most developed character. She has a strong internal conflict, which could even be used more, but which already brings a greater depth and realism to the plot. The subject of Xenotransplant is somewhat current and exciting because despite being already addressed by science in real life, it still generates controversy. And adding to this theme taken from real life, a fictional and imaginary experiment makes the whole thing seem believable. The story has good elements that make it memorable. It would demand some polishing in structure, character development, and less expositive dialogue to make it more interesting, but overall, it draws attention.