What if a drug was discovered that could slow down and possibly even reverse the signs of aging in humans? What if people could suddenly look and feel young, vital and healthy into their nineties and beyond? What level of side-effects would beMoreWhat if a drug was discovered that could slow down and possibly even reverse the signs of aging in humans? What if people could suddenly look and feel young, vital and healthy into their nineties and beyond? What level of side-effects would be acceptable to reap the benefits of such a drug?
Fountain of Youth is an exciting medical/detective thriller that poses these questions. After a beautiful, but emotionally scarred, scientist is appointed the head of Research and Development for a New Jersey pharmaceutical company, a miracle drug is discovered. While Dr. Susan Timmons and her team work enthusiastically to develop the new drug, the government is concerned about the financial consequences of such a drug to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
A clandestine mission to slow down the development of the drug is authorized by the President. In the meantime the public is clamoring for access to the miracle treatment. One employee of Fountain Pharmaceuticals decides she cannot wait for the drug to go through the lengthy process of FDA approval. She finds a way to get a supply of the drug for a personal use, despite some worrisome side-effects that have appeared in the animal safety studies.
When Dr. Timmons is found dead in her car in the company parking lot, police at first believe she is the latest victim of a serial killer they have been hunting for years. Upon further investigation, Homicide Detective Jake Daniels realizes that the evidence indicates that Dr. Timmons murderer is not their serial killer at all. While investigating the apparent copycat murder, Daniels is drawn to Dr. Timmons young research assistant. As Daniels falls for the beautiful Katie Foxworth, he discovers that she is a link to the killer hed been tracking for so long.