Fabric of Man (for Michael Crichton & Dan Brown fans) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Someone is cloning Jesus.
After centuries of speculation, Dr. Gabe Miller is going to Turin, Italy. His task, using the latest imaging and carbon dating technology, is to once and for all accurately verify the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin – the purported burial cloth of Jesus Christ. However, that is not why he is really going. Unknown to Dr. Miller, his superiors are sending him to obtain blood samples from the Shroud. They have perfected a way to use DNA from any blood ...
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Fabric of Man (for Michael Crichton & Dan Brown fans)

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Overview

Someone is cloning Jesus.
After centuries of speculation, Dr. Gabe Miller is going to Turin, Italy. His task, using the latest imaging and carbon dating technology, is to once and for all accurately verify the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin – the purported burial cloth of Jesus Christ. However, that is not why he is really going. Unknown to Dr. Miller, his superiors are sending him to obtain blood samples from the Shroud. They have perfected a way to use DNA from any blood samples to recumbently clone humans. As Dr. Miller journeys to Turin, he is protected by the head of Vatican Security, Father Dolan. The isolated Father Dolan has a closet full of skeletons that he is atoning for. Miller has no idea of what he is getting into, but quickly discovers that people want him dead. As Dolan protects Miller, they uncover the real purpose behind the trip to Turin, but not before a woman is impregnated with the clone. Miller and Dolan risk all to rescue the pregnant woman, and in doing so, become hunted by a multitude of fanatical groups as they try to escape from the United States.
The Shroud of Turin has been in public awareness since 1350 when it was brought to France after the Second Crusades. It has become the Catholic Church's most visible and sacred relic. It has been said to endow divine healing power to those who touch it. Wars have been fought over it. The Church has been protecting it for over five hundred years. Why? Is the Shroud of Turin real? Could it be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ? If so, what of the pregnant women? Could the clone she is carrying be the second coming of Jesus?
Start the journey that is woven into the Fabric of Man.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015759686
  • Publisher: Wall of Sausage
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: of Man , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 223,271
  • File size: 255 KB

Meet the Author

Hi! I'm PW Abbenhaus. If you are here, you want to know some things about me and this book. About me, I am married, have four kids, and a dog. I am, more or less, a serial Midwesterner. I have writing since college, but this was my first mainstream manuscript. I have four other books in various stages of completion, not counting a sequel to Fabric.

Thanks to everyone who posted a review. I really appreciate it. It was helpful for me, as when someone posted the eBook version was missing words and what not, I reviewed the .pub file and made corrections. It is hit or miss when you upload. Plus, I think some of the Word formatting messed up on conversion. Either way, I apologize for any remaining omissions, typo's, poor grammar...as they are entirely my responsibility. I am sure my editors are still in therapy for my liberal usage of the English language, but hey, corralling 100,000 words in the right order is no small task.

Now, about the book, you need to know a couple of things.
1. As you may be able to tell, I am a fan of Michael Crichton's ability to bend science into a story, Tom Clancy's effort into detail, and Stephen King's skill when painting a character. Not that I possess a shadow of their talent, they are excellent storytellers and literary role models. One of my favorite writers is Terry Pratchett. No one puts together a visual image combined with clever dialogue like he does.

2. The Shroud is really the central character in the book. It was actually at the location at the time of each vignette, except for one. You can figure that out. And, yes, Hitler really did try to find it in WWII. The people were also there, but their personalities were entirely my creation.

3. The Genome science is very accurate. I spoke with a number of people in the field. It is really just a matter of time until it is entirely mapped and understood. Think of the pending moral conflicts awaiting us.

Thanks for stopping by and I really hope you like the book. I loved writing it.

Cheers,
PW Abbenhaus
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  • Posted November 18, 2013

    While the story concept and the character development was excell

    While the story concept and the character development was excellent, the inconsistency within the book was horrible. The author couldn't have done much research before writing this and where was the editor or proofreader on this one? Examples: Italy is 7 hrs ahead of St. Louis. The author prefaced each chapter with the times for both places. The time difference kept changing. While several were the correct 7 hr difference, he then went to 5 hrs,, eight hrs, 9 hrs and in one place, 17 hrs which probably was due to the fact that he reversed the a.m. and p.m. The hair color of one character changed colors within a few paragraphs! Several typos including the same word typed twice within the sentence, omitted words which made the sentence incomplete and equal signs used instead of hyphens. Then we get to the medical errors. The woman is peacefully sleeping and has to be woken up by the nurse to be told that she is fully dilated and ready to push. Obviously, he has never been with a woman while she was in the final stages of labor. The conception takes place on February 16th and it's stated she's due around December 24th and actually delivers on the 23rd.. That's almost 46 weeks!!!!! Human gestation is 40 weeks. Honestly, did this author check any of his facts?

    If you can get past all the above, it is still worth the read as the story itself was good. It would have been a 5-star book if he had kept his facts straight and the editing had been better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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