The Genesis Code

The Genesis Code

by John Case

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Overview

A phone call in the dead of night brings Joe Lassiter shattering news. His sister and young nephew have died in a fire in their home near Washington, D.C. Yet Lassiter soon learns a chilling fact: His loved ones were brutally murdered before the blaze was set. . . .

The mysterious suspect's identity only raises more questions. Then Lassiter uncovers another crime—another innocent mother and child murdered. The more he unearths, the larger the web of conspiracy grows, as his search for answers leads him on a dangerous international chase toward a truth that will shock him—and the world—to the very bone. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345483539
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Case is the pseudonym of an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of two nonfiction books about the U.S. intelligence community. A resident of Washington, D.C., he is the proprietor of a company that specializes in international investigations for law firms and labor unions.

What People are Saying About This

Lorenzo Carcaterra

"The Genesis Code is a non-stop, eye-shut, heart-clutcher of a ride. Mixing sharp dialogue with vivid settings and a plot that just won't quit, John Case has delivered a thriller for all seasons."

Norman Mailer

"The Genesis Code is one of the few science-mysteries I have read that is impeccable in plot, immaculate in story resolution and moves with high skill from locale to locale and from suspense to suspense. What a very good, virtuoso read!"

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Genesis Code 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am only a sophomore in high school and I absolutely adored reading this suspenseful novel. Although I did figure out what was happening early on, this book has great foreshadowing and will keep you pulled in like a magnet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'd never heard of John Case before this book, I'm glad i took the chance on buying a book by an author I had no idea about. The book started out slow, but he hooks you in by giving you teasing tastes of the larger plot. I couldn't put it down. Excellant read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
About halfway through the book you've figured out the ending, which is frustrating. I kept reading to find out if the author was going to add a twist, but was ultimately dissapointed that I was correct.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. It does tend to get slow in some places..that's the only thing I didn't like. You would NEVER guess what happens in the end. It really was a great ending. This book makes you think and is great for just about anyone. Except teenagers, I am one myself, but I'm not sure others would like it as well as myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so good that I read it all in one day. I couldn't put it down. It keeps twisting, turning, and just when you think you know the end it changes on you. I never would have guessed what the ending really was. If you like science fiction thrillers this is the next one to read.
debs4jc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The premise behind this thriller is intriguing for folks interested in religous history or religion in general. A priest in Italy stumbles across a doctor with a horrible confession. Meanwhile an investigator in the U.S. is determined to find out why and who killed his sister and her son. As the threads of these situations come together a secret plot is gradually uncovered that involved ancient church relics, genetic engineering, and the murder of innocent children. Good for an escape read.
Elliots89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Takes a very similar route to other books in this genre in that the lead character, sets out to solve clues and get to the bottom of the mystery. Despite this it is an interesting and intriguing book, with good use of the religious aspects.
Mendoza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was able to guess what's behind the murders of mothers and their very young sons long before investigator Joe Lassiter did, but that didn't spoil my enjoyment of this exciting and thoughtful thriller that mixes science and faith in with its action. Genetic engineering and cloning are explored in this thriller and it did make me wonder, what if? I have enjoyed all of John Case's novels so far.
meerka on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While easy to catch onto the premise of the book, it has twists and turns to keep on wondering how to escape. Timely, feasible, scary. Good characters and insight.
miketroll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Formula thriller with a Da Vinci Code flavour, published BEFORE the Da Vinci Code, only without the latter's inexplicable sales success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exceptional mystery.  I bought the book ages ago at a Barnes & Noble store.   Needed something to read and pick this out.  Glad I did.  It has a lot of twists and turns. A real page turner, can't wait to get back and read more.  The ending was great.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
While sometimes a bit slow, the book makes up for it with extremely believable characters. The 'surprise ending' was a bit of a let down - I figured it out about a quarter of the way through the book. But for the most part, it was definitely a worthwhile read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He took to long to inform on and resolve the 'mystery'. The ending in turn was ok, but a let down. You can kind of figure out where the author is going early. I did like the main character/hero. He was made believable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing. I think only twice in this book did I feel that it was a little slow. Oh but it was so worth it in the end. I was completly shocked. What a great and surprising ending.