The Murder of Adam and Eve

The Murder of Adam and Eve

by William Dietrich

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The Murder of Adam and Eve by William Dietrich

In this fast-paced and thought-provoking thriller, two teens time-travel to prehistoric Africa to judge whether to save our ancestors: the genetic "Adam" and "Eve" whose descendants will go on to populate the world. When 16-year-old Nick Brynner explores an old fort on a forbidden island for a school history project, he stumbles onto a time wormhole. What follows is a mysteriously deserted village with a prowling sentry that looks like a gargoyle, and narrow escape with the help of fellow teen Eleanor Terrell. The two are hurtled into a grim series of challenges by an alien race called the Xu, which are considering a Reset of human history because of our poor planetary stewardship. If Adam and Eve are murdered, will another couple, or another species, do better? Nick and Ellie are ruthlessly deposited onto the African savanna of fifty thousand years ago, and the hunt is on. The Murder of Adam and Eve is a coming of age story, a love story, a war story, and an environmental fable with a deliberately provocative ending, inspired by such books as "Walkabout," "Ishmael," "Lord of the Flies," and the author's own "Getting Back." William Dietrich brings the same storytelling skills to this tale that he used in his bestselling Ethan Gage historical thrillers and other adventure reads.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150489622
Publisher: William Dietrich
Publication date: 09/25/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 517,755
File size: 579 KB

About the Author

William Dietrich is the author of twenty books and a New York Times bestseller for his Ethan Gage series of Napoleonic thrillers. His novels have sold into twenty-eight languages. He also writes nonfiction on the Pacific Northwest. As a career journalist, Dietrich shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill while at the Seattle Times. He is a winner of the PNBA book award and the Washington Governor Writers Award, and lives in Washington State.

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The Murder of Adam and Eve 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PajerReviews More than 1 year ago
THE MURDER OF ADAM AND EVE is a bold venture into territory most fear to tread in the world of commercial fiction. I applaud William Dietrich for his masterful weaving of environmentalism, creation, and the meaning of human life in an engaging story. Through the point of view of sixteen-year-old Nick, the themes come alive in the story adventure. Thought-provoking and worthy of much discussion, this is a book teens and adults will find entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good entertaining read, enjoyed it
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MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review The Murder of Adam and Eve by Wiliam Dietrich is a book for both teens and adults.  It is about creation, environmentalism, the meaning  to life.  This is an engaging story told in the view point of a sixteen year old boy.  As your imagination is captured the themes of this book  come alive.  It is very thought provoking and is well worth the read and discussion afterward.  If you are open minded then it's a book for  you.  I recommend it to all.  I look forward to a sequel for William Dietrich for this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, and particularly liked the section that took place in Prehistoric Africa. Well worth reading!