The lit-crit take: A genre-bending, character-driven thriller, centering on themes of redemption, responsibility and spiritual freedom.
The pure plot pitch: Just before he dies in a downtown hospital, a doctor passes along the half-formula for a powerful new hallucinogenic drug. Find the other half, and you’ve got a miracle drug—one that can save lives, save the world, and make a lot of money. Which, of course, makes it worth killing for.
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