What if the Fountain of Youth fell into the wrong hands?

Researcher Ted Wirth and his team of scientists discover a hormone (PHF) that greatly extends the lives of lab mice. The National Institute of Aging Research (NIAR), a government agency, hijacks their research and their mice. The team is told to “forget” the project and never disclose it, under threat of dismissal or worse.

A NAIR experiment at a secret facility confirms that PHF can turn back the clock. President LLoyd L. Lochness sees all sorts of possibilities for PHF. There’s one huge catch, which doesn’t stop Lochness and his minions from concocting a sinister conspiracy.

Two mysterious incidents launch the government’s plot. Ted and his boss, Heather Lindholm, suspect a sordid subterfuge. Blogger Carlos Valencia and his computer genius son, Peter, poke holes in the official story.

When the NIAR asks for help from Ted, Heather, and the scientists, the team plays a dangerous game. Will the conspirators meet their outrageous demand?

Robert Gore’s dark new satire skewers government, corruption, war, and other idiocies.

AN EXCERPT From Prime Deceit:

Coeur d’Alene was the kind of junket the rich and powerful strove mightily to keep away from the media: three days of sybaritic schmoozing that gave influence peddling a bad name. A cabinet secretary and a Supreme Court justice, select senators, representatives (including the Speaker of the House), and bureaucrats, the governor of Idaho, and last, but certainly not least, the executives and lobbyists who were paying for it all would stroll the verdant fairways and manicured greens of the Coeur d’Alene Resort course (one green, reached by boat, floated on the lake), dine on gourmet fare, slurp expensive alcohol, and enjoy Las Vegas-caliber entertainment and prostitutes. It was billed as a conference so the sponsors would get a tax break. Guest speakers would make presentations on Important Topics, including Poverty and Powerlessness, and had to finish twenty minutes before the first tee times upon pain of not being invited to the next shindig if they didn’t. Attendence at the presentations was strictly optional.

Amazon Reviews:

Representative reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars What a Ride!
By Dale B. Halling on January 30, 2017
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Prime Deceit is like a roller coaster it starts off slow building tension and then accelerates so fast it takes your breath away. There is a secret scientific project, a one world government conspiracy, a fake war, and computer espionage. The plot is so realistic it is disturbing. My only complaint is that I am afraid this book took away from Mr. Gore finishing up the companion novel to his masterpiece The Golden Pinacle.

5.0 out of 5 stars Prime Entertainment
By Peter 1 on November 14, 2016
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Intriguing premise and yarn, set in today’s war torn Middle East, Washington D.C. and various other U.S. locales (primarily Western States). Populated with the self-serving and corrupt power elite we’ve unfortunately come to expect during the past 20-25 years. Gore’s attention to detail and matter-of-fact presentation, through the eyes of both perpetrators and observers, of certain mercenary and abhorrent events is somewhat reminiscent of Michael Crichton’s style when mixing politics with “soft” sci-fi. He also permits more of his inherent dry wit and sarcasm come through than in his previous endeavors. Given the world’s current geopolitical and economic state, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this work, with some modifications, be turned into a successful screenplay.

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for a flight or a beach!
By Titus Flavius on November 20, 2016
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Mr. Gore’s novel was extremely enjoyable – I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. It is fast-paced, like a fiction thriller you might read on the beach or on a plane. The writing is tight, concise, and clearly the author has very strong views as to the corruption in government, the immorality of the elite, the deception inherent in the corporate media, and yet the basic goodness of the common man.

I could easily see this book as a big budget Hollywood production with an A list cast. It would need almost no alterations. It is tightly crafted, compelling, current, dramatic, and thrilling. Apart from its style, this book perfectly reflects the skepticism of the public in regards to the most powerful institutions of our day.

Robert Gore is a find, and a gifted writer.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Story That is Based on Today’s Political Reality…
By John H. Kelly on November 27, 2016
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Primal Deceit is a story that is ripped from today’s politicial realities…given the disgusting presidential election we all just endured, Primal Decit is all too plausible…how far are politicians willing and ready to go to attain total power over it’s servants…i mean citizens…

Robert Gore has scored another hit to add to his growing collection of intelligent and relevant novels…this one moves along quickly and writes itself once the topic is established…the fountain of youth from the blood of this country’s most promising young citizens…devoured by corrupt politicans…

This is a must read…treat yourself and learn in the process….

5.0 out of 5 stars The book you won’t put down!
ByAmazon Customer on December 6, 2016
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Thoroughly enjoyed! Will be reading again! Robert doesn’t disappoint! One of the things I love about his writing is that I am challenged. So grab a dictionary (if like me) and get ready!

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent parable.
By debsteen on December 7, 2016
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I really enjoyed this well written, short novel. It was a real page turner, compelling and short enough that I would have read it all the way through in one sitting, were it not for an unavoidable interruption.

The premise of the story is very alluring, but not unimaginable and neither are the characters. It seemed all too plausible and terrible. I found it quite easy to suspend disbelief, root for the heroes and despise the villains. After only a few brief chapters into the story all I wanted, no, NEEDED, was a satisfying ending and it delivered! I would definitely recommend it.

5.0 out of 5 stars Prime Deceit: I highly recommend this book.
ByTeddy H. Jones on December 11, 2016
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An author that can generate the phrase “Blow it out your ass, Mr. President. Send in Vice President Winslow.” and make it believable gains my immediate applause and appreciation. To do so within a novel that so explicitly describes the pure evil wielded by the power brokers and administrators of our world and the degradations heaped on the rest of mankind with no thought of their own moral depravity, is genius.

The read is fast paced and the plot very well established and extremely believable. The possibilities should serve to frighten all of us.

5.0 out of 5 stars Honestly – a MUST read.
BySawbuck on December 15, 2016
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Please note I received a pre-publication copy for an honest review. I loved it so much I bought a copy. Yes, I BOUGHT a copy.

A great, quick read – a delightful, plausible tale extremely well told. Do yourself a favor and buy the book – and when you love it, and you will – buy his other books. All of them are with the price and the time invested in reading. You will be smarter for having made the investment!

5.0 out of 5 stars Another winning novel
By ziaman on December 23, 2016
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Robert Gore has scored another winner in this fast paced scientific/political intrigue novel. The characters are pretty believable in today’s world sand there’s enough scientific jargon to keep even non-scientists on the edge of their chairs.

The plot is very realistic and the characters very believable. Although this is much shorter than Gore’s other books, it is none the less readable and enjoyable.

5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising
ByJohn LuValle on December 23, 2016
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This story is possibly the most upsetting I have ever read. The author takes a good science fictional premise, takes it logically to a very dark place, and then takes us back from the darkness in a believable way. Brilliant concept, well expressed. I recommend it, but be prepared for some gut twisting discomfort along the way.

5.0 out of 5 stars Another home-run from Robert Gore
By Jean Dunne on January 5, 2017
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Full disclosure, I also had received a pre-publication ebook from the author for review. Just as another poster did, I also purchased the book because I like it so much. Yes, I got it free and then went and bought it anyway!

I would classify this book as a real page turner and like all of Robert’s books, once you start it, you simply do not want to put it down.
I think the plot shows a very real possibility of what could happen if someone actually did discover the fountain of youth. The elite and politically connected would attempt to benefit the most without any regard for what it takes to create the potion they all desire.

Great quick read for the airplane or the beach or next to a warm fire. Just be sure you have carved out enough time because once you start this, you will not want to put it down.

5.0 out of 5 stars Foul taste in my mouth.
By  tony stonecypher on January 5, 2017
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Good writing elicits real emotions in response to fictitious events. Several times I had a foul taste in my mouth in response to the monstrous events in this story. Probably because I couldn’t shake the feeling of an element of reality interwoven in this tale. Next time don’t be afraid to take a little more time developing the story. It ended with me hungry for more
I will look forward to your next work.

5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful and a page turner
ByGary B Hulsey on January 9, 2017
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Read about third of book several days ago. Resumed last night and couldn’t put book down till I finished it. Good suspense. I like book length and the way the story and action move along without an excessive amount of ultra-detail as some books do. Good fictional portrayal of federal government.


And the one bad review (so far): 

1.0 out of 5 stars Bad writer! No cookie!
ByMachinery’s Handbook on January 14, 2017
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How can a guy with a PhD publish such claptrap with a clear conscience? Written to the level even one of our degenerate sixth graders would scorn. Did he think his “clever” plot concept would carry the day? There was better writing than this in the old “Amazing Tales”. I gave a copy as a Xmas present before I read it. Now I’m too embarrassed to call or write that individual.