Mutation - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Robin Cook
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Chapter 2 Summary

Chapter 2 happens on the same Sunday as Chapter 1. William and Sheila Hobbs' son, Maurice, is a child prodigy. At three years of age, he is able to win at chess against his proficient father. William and Maurice are playing a game of chess, when Maurice suddenly collapses and goes into seizures. They summon an ambulance. William and Sheila were unable to conceive on their own, so they used the services of Victor's lab, where William is an employee, to obtain Maurice through gamete-donation and a surrogate mother. Maurice was born with exceptional intelligence.

Meanwhile at the Franks' house, Victor cajoles VJ into a swimming race. As Marsha watches, VJ throws the race allowing Victor to win.

Meanwhile at the Murray house, Mark complains of a headache. Horace and Colette Murray's son, Mark, is another child prodigy. At two-and-a-half years of age, he is...

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