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"Macabre Thriller!"

There are two stories going on at the same time and will end up intertwining as the plot thickens.

Rob Luttrell, British reporter survived a suicide bomber's attack in Iraq. Still recovering from the horrific ordeal, his editor gives him a safe assignment or so he thought. He is to interview Franz Breitner, a German archeologist at the dig in the Kurdish sector of Turkey. Gobekli Tepe may be the oldest structure ever found, dating back twelve thousands years. Rob finds that the locals are less than pleased over this discovery and have gone to great lengths to curse Franz and his work. Rob becomes romantically involved with Christine Meyer, the anthropologist at the site. When Franz is killed in a freak accident, Rob and Christine investigate to find out why someone would want him dead. What they unearth is shocking. Could Gobekli Tepe be the Garden of Eden and if so why had it been deliberately buried? Rob doesn't have all the answers, but he sends his editor the article, not realizing his written words would put his young daughter and Christine in danger.

In the British Isles, there have been a series of brutal murders at sites linked with the Hellfire Club. This club was an elite social society known for its decadence and debauchery. The killers are upper-class college students with a psychopathic leader who stays one step ahead of the authorities. The leader wants something that the Yezidi (one of the ancient cult of religions known as the Cult of Angels) have kept secret. He believes this item was given to a member of the Hellfire Club centuries before and he believes Rob knows where it is.

The storyline is fast-paced and will keep you turning the pages to find out what will happen next. The history about Gobeki Tepe, Canaanites, the Yezidi and the Hellfire Club are cleverly woven into this macabre and sinister tale. Just to be warned, the torture practices of ancient societies that these killers used are described in horrifying detail.

For those who love a good thriller and enjoy books such as Angels and Demons by Dan Brown would also enjoy this book as well. If you're interested in knowing more about the historical facts in The Genesis Secret, the author has pictures and descriptions of these places on his website. Quite interesting. Find out more: About the Book

Reviewed by: Karen Michelle Nutt, author

Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted October 15, 2009

SUMMARY

In this epic thriller, a secret with shocking consequences is buried deep in the Middle Eastern desert

A remarkable discovery has been made in the far reaches of Kurdistan. A Western archaeological team has unearthed the oldest human civilization-older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge. Sent to cover the story is war reporter Rob Luttrell. He's just survived a Baghdad suicide bombing and wants only to return home to his child. What began as a fascinating assignment quickly turns dangerous as the site is sabotaged and someone is murdered.

Meanwhile, a Scotland Yard detective is fast on the trail of a series of grisly killings in the British Isles. As he attempts to unravel these elaborate acts of violence, he discovers there may be a link to the site in Kurdistan. The secret to both is an origin and a bloodline that will challenge everything the modern world knows about the origins of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

A debut thriller of spectacular sweep and brilliant turns, The Genesis Secret is sure to keep fans of Douglas Preston, Kate Mosse, and Raymond Khoury reading through the night.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

 

The Genesis Secret
by Tom Knox

Viking Press
April 1, 2009
Available: April 30, 2009
ISBN #0670020885
EAN #9780670020881
384 pages
Hardcover
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