The God Virus [NOOK Book]

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Epic, surreal sci-thriller, set in the world of crime forensics. Living and working in Essex, England, forensic scientist William Bunk's life is messed around when he finds mysterious DNA samples in the post. His wife is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. Could there be a bizarre connection between the Homo erectus DNA and that space dust from NASA? Obviously.

Maybe Bunk has scientific proof that God is superfluous, does not need to exist? 'Dark ...

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Overview

Epic, surreal sci-thriller, set in the world of crime forensics. Living and working in Essex, England, forensic scientist William Bunk's life is messed around when he finds mysterious DNA samples in the post. His wife is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. Could there be a bizarre connection between the Homo erectus DNA and that space dust from NASA? Obviously.

Maybe Bunk has scientific proof that God is superfluous, does not need to exist? 'Dark forces' will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence. A dirty bomb attack on London brings Bunk to the edge. Will Guantánamo Bay crush him? Or can Bunk find a hidden truth at Tunguska and cure humanity of its most deadly infection: the God virus?

A fast-paced, globe-spanning thriller with a mind-blowing conclusion from Dagger Award Nominee Gary J Byrnes.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011398254
  • Publisher: Gary J Byrnes
  • Publication date: 6/29/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 670,502
  • File size: 921 KB

Meet the Author

GARY J BYRNES (Dublin, Ireland) is an Amazon number one bestselling thriller writer whose stories are edgy, controversial page-turners. Nominated for the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award with acclaimed Limerick crime thriller PURE MAD, published in 2009. Has also published atheist/DNA conspiracy thriller THE GOD VIRUS (2011) THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN - AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY (2012) and THE WRITER AND OTHER STORIES shorts collection (2013). Has also written a series of kids' thrillers about witches and magic in Ireland, WITCH GRANNIES. VAMPIRE STORY is his debut short film. Gary actively promotes secularism in SECULAR IRELAND.

Gary says: Stories are what make us human. The beauty about writing fiction is that there really are no limits. Fiction is so powerful that the world is controlled by it, from the Bible to political manifestos. But my fiction is about escape, entertainment and excitement.

Pure Mad, my crime thriller, is set in Limerick, Ireland and was nominated for the UK Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger. I've since revisited the work and published The Author's Cut. The God Virus is a wild conspiracy thriller about an atheist forensics scientist who gets hold of DNA samples that raise huge questions about the origin of humanity, the power of religion and the ultimate questions of life, God and where we're going as a species. All my writing is about questioning the world in which we live.

I try to focus on building strong and interesting characters and letting them breathe in plots that have no limits. My stories are epic, controversial and, I hope, like nothing you've read before. I want you to enjoy my writing and would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on my Facebook author page at facebook.com/GaryJByrnesThrillerWriter. If you like my work, please give it a rating and review wherever you find it.

What's most important to me is that you're reading.

So thanks,

Gary J Byrnes

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    Slow moving to start but it does pick up eventually

    The action didn't really start till page 147 or so. I read another 100 or so pages and then realized the book is over 800 pages long. The premise is fine and intriguing but the book could use some editing to streamline the story, cut out unessential details that bog the book down, and quicken the pace of the action. I would have finished it if it was 300 pages long; I think I could have handled it at 400 pages but no way at 800.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Interesting

    An interesting take on a story full of church political intrique and the depths to which the church will go to save faith by surpressing scientific facts and the poor guy stuck in the middle.

    Not my usual type of book but pretty well written and i will read more by the author

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    very interesting

    good fast read. very compelling.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Ray

    Good read, but wierd at the end.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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