The Genesis Secret

The Genesis Secret

Book - 2009
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Scotland Yard Detective Forrester is investigating a series of ritual murders throughout Britain and discovers, with the help of reporter Rob Luttrell, a possible connection to an archaeological site of an ancient civilization in Kurdistan and the existence of a mysterious Black Book.

Blackwell North Amer
A remarkable discovery has been made in the far reaches of Kurdistan. A Western archaeological team has discovered what is the oldest human civilization, more than twice as old as the Pyramids and three times as old as Stonehenge. From this region came the birth of modern religion - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - but so too a horrifying truth about their foundations. Sent to cover the famed Gobekli Tepe dig is war reporter Rob Luttrell, who, having survived a Baghdad suicide bomber, only wishes to return home to his daughter. What at first is intriguing quickly becomes fascinating and, finally, dangerous as the site is sabotaged and a terrible murder is staged.
Meanwhile, a Scotland Yard detective is fast on the trail of a series of spectacularly gruesome, possibly mystical murders throughout the British Isles. Detective Forrester must decode a secret of a different sort: Why these elaborate acts of violence? Why to these seemingly innocent victims? And what are the connections with the ancient religions of the Middle East and beyond?

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780670020881
Branch Call Number: FIC Knox, T 2009
Characteristics: 369 pages ; 25 cm


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May 02, 2015

I would avoid this one. The plot is interesting, fairly well written, and well-researched historical context. HOWEVER, the level of graphic violence is way above my tolerance level. I'm not overly squeamish, but found it offensively grisly.

Feb 09, 2012

While the characters and dialogue are reasonably well written, the plot is quite compelling. Two different stories converging into one; the first involving an archeological dig in Kurdish Turkey, the second a series of ritualistic murders in the UK. Great story, entertaining read. Just watch out though, there are a few parts not suited to the squirmish or faint-of-heart.


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