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The Genesis Secret: A Novel

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

This is exciting and well written

British reporter Rob Luttrell was up front and too close as he eye witnessed a suicide bomber in Iraq executing a grisly mass murder. Rob survived and his London based editor sends him to Tel Aviv for a mental health breather. ------------

Ready to get back to work...
British reporter Rob Luttrell was up front and too close as he eye witnessed a suicide bomber in Iraq executing a grisly mass murder. Rob survived and his London based editor sends him to Tel Aviv for a mental health breather. ------------

Ready to get back to work, he is sent to report on a safe assignment, an excavation in the Kurdish sector of Turkey led by German archeologist Franz Breitner. The dig at Gobekli Tepe has uncovered incredible evidence of edifices somewhere between ten and eleven millennium old; at least twice the age of the previous known oldest structure. However, the excavation is not without controversy as the local population is outraged by the outsiders' blasphemy; they curse those working there. Soon afterward, Breitner is killed when an accident left him pierced by a pole. Rob and biological anthropologist Christine Meyer investigate what each assumes is a mortal murder even as rumors spread that this locale is the Garden of Eden before they are deported back to England where trouble awaits them and his daughter for what they know about Gobekli Tepe.--------------

The premise of ancient secrets uncovered is as old as say ancient times, but Tom Knox refreshes the concept with an interesting amateur sleuth inquiry. The story line is fast-paced with the opening sequences when the reporter first arrives at the Turkish dig are excellent and brisk. The plot spins more to the usual thugs chasing the heroes about half way in although in fairness that is exciting and well written. Fans will enjoy THE GENESIS SECRET, but will also consider what if Mr. Knox stayed the initial course.------------

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on May 2, 2009

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2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Tom Knox fails and editors fail with him.

The premiss of the story sounded interesting and when Googled the facts were there for the aerchological site, however this was the most poorly written and edited book I have ever read. Was this book written for educated adults or lingo speak adolecents? The profile of ...
The premiss of the story sounded interesting and when Googled the facts were there for the aerchological site, however this was the most poorly written and edited book I have ever read. Was this book written for educated adults or lingo speak adolecents? The profile of the charictures does not meet the vocabulary, sentence structure, grammer or depth found lacking in this story. Would any real person, let alone a writer say "Hey, come on guys, lets look over here"? The man's daughter is kidnapped by a sociopath...come on guy's let's have some editing.

posted by notaneditorbuticanread on August 15, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2011

    Ok

    It was pretty good until you get to the ending. The ending was a disappointment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    Good but gruesome

    This is the third book I've read by Tom Knox and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I love the fact that the history, science and archeology are correct and weave together to make an outrageous conclusion. However, that said the last half of this book was really gruesome and I used to work for the coroner and have a strong stomach. I know human sacrifice and its historical significance was an important component of this book, but as the book progressed it became more and more graphic. And when he applied it to a character that was a child, it seemed an unnecessary device to shock the reader and below the author's obvious capabilities. I'd skip this one and read the Marks of Cain or the Lost Goddess instead.

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