Project Implant tells the story of Edward Steiner, a man who had achieved a great deal and now
stood high above others as a renowned chemist at a respected university. As a result of his successes,
he now believed he could accomplish anything he set out to do. Egotistic? Yes, to a large degree he
was. After all, he had published the results of his scientific findings in all the appropriate journals –
prestigious ones refereed by distinguished researchers.
There was one thing, however, he was unable to achieve, and the very thought of it drove him
to desperation. He was unable to impregnate his wife. And the fault lay with him, not with her. The
frustration churned his stomach. Totally stressed out, he decided he would somehow impregnate her
no matter how, and he would do it without divulging his secret plan to her – a scrupulously religious
woman with strong beliefs that there was only one proper way to make a baby.
Edward needed a co-conspirator and laid out his plan to David Lumer, his graduate assistant,
who was totally indebted to him. Young David’s misgivings were not strong enough to erase his
obligations. More than that, his future at the university depended on the professor, his mentor and
graduate advisor. Dr. Steiner chaired his dissertation committee.
Ever since his arrival at the university, David had been in awe of his distinguished mentor. He
found it difficult to believe that such a man would reach out to him, invite him to his home, dine with
him at the faculty club, and play one-on-one basketball with him at the gym.
David could not say no, so the conspiracy was born.