Can your very DNA upend assumptions about the person you are? Author William J. Atkins probes this question and many others in his groundbreaking debut novel, The Blood of Zealots. Splicing the genres of science-faction, global espionage, and good old-fashioned romance, this ingenious, high-velocity novel follows a trail of DNA to shed fascinating light on how we're all connected-and implicated-in today's fraught international arena. More than just an action-adventure, The Blood of Zealots plumbs the divisions between cultures and nation states where one man's terrorist is another man's patriot. Inspired by his own search for a biological parent, Atkins takes readers on a fascinating trek across continents and into a hauntingly realistic story-world where zealotry and ideology collide and coalesce on multiple fronts. Painted against the backdrop current global crises, this modern, international fiction is sure to have readers questioning what they think they know about themselves and the world around them.
|Publisher:||Point Comfort Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)|
About the Author
William J. Atkins wrote his first full-length novel after thirty years as an international financial executive. His life experiences in international sales and marketing exposed him to the cultural cross currents that feed the characters and places in his book. He is a graduate of Hobart College, where he was received a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1975. He also studied Middle Eastern history at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. In 1973, he was evacuated from Eilat, Israel, days before the beginning of the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Egypt. He fled to a kibbutz in Beersheba, where he was educated first hand about Israel's conflict with the Arab world. William and his wife Betsy split time between homes in Indiana, the Bahamas, and Canada. They are parents of three wonderful children and grandparents to one beautiful granddaughter. William is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman who also enjoys kayaking, cycling, running, and hiking.