The God Gene

The God Gene

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning of Panacea return to encounter another mindbending scientific scenario in The God Gene , the new thriller by New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson.

Rick's brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, walks out of his office one day and disappears. The only clue they have are his brother's book, which mentions "the God Gene."

A million or so years ago, a gene designated hsa-mir-3998 appeared as if by magic from the junk DNA of the hominids who eventually evolved into Homo sapiens . It became a key player in brain development--specifically creativity--and laymen started calling it "the God Gene." Keith had been tracking this gene through the evolutionary tree, and was excited by an odd blue-eyed primate he brought back from East Africa. But immediately after running the creature's genetic code, he destroyed all the results and vanished.

Rick and Laura's search takes them to an uncharted island in the Mozambique Channel, home of the dapis--blue-eyed primates whose DNA hides a world-shattering secret. In a globe-spanning mixture of science, mystery and adventure, The God Gene takes you to the edge of evolutionary theory and beyond...way beyond.

F. Paul Wilson is the winner of the Career Achievement in Thriller Fiction in the 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Best Book Awards

The ICE Sequence Series
#1 Panacea
#2 The God Gene
#3 The Void Protocol

Publisher: Canada :, Tom Doherty Associates,, 2018
ISBN: 9780765385208
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2018


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Mar 28, 2019

I was drawn to this book by the title. Interesting to read my first novel from what turns out to be an extremely prolific author, Francis Paul Wilson. I enjoyed The God Gene, and will read its precedent, Panacea, # 1 in The ICE Sequence. I think this author's books are the kind that create a group of insiders who have tracked the progression of The Secret History of the World, and novices like me who stumble upon one of the books. I think this was a good first one to stumble upon.

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