In 2030, in New York, an incurable disease necrosis then kills the hands of those who seek, as in the legend of King Midas, to turn everything they touch into gold. To avoid panic and financial market collapse, the government conceals the victims in order to have them transplanted new hands, turning them into robots.s.
Eminent neurologist whose wife succumbed to the disease, William Stiegler designs a revolutionary way to cure this unprecedented disease. Paleoanthropologist Esther Merton, convinced that recently discovered ancient texts support Stiegler's invention, as well as controversial journalist Carl Enderman, join him. Together, they will have to demonstrate that only a radical change in values will allow the human species to survive. They are not at the end of their sentences: there are still many obstacles, state secrets and sinister plots to be circumvented in order to get there.iver… The manuscripts of the dead hand : a breathtaking thriller, terribly well put together, which highlights a breathless West, crushed by overconsumption and the accumulation of wealth..