Is one life worth more than another?Gil must decide.Gil's explosive relationship with his scientist father is brought to crisis point when he gets involved with Jude, a charismatic animal rights campaigner who is targeting his dad. At first, Gil, aged 13, relishes the chance to take a stand against his father, but he finds himself facing a devastating dilemma when he learns that his mother is a possible carrier for a terrible brain disease, and his dad's animal research could save her life. The tense, page-turning plot centres on an electrifying portrait of a teenager clashing with his father. At the heart of the book is a dilemma for our times. Each reader must decide whether they agree with Jude: "No creature deserves to suffer and die to save the life of anyone, not even your mum."