It’s not a myth. It exists. Find it.
Geologist Ross Kelly has it all: a lucrative career searching for oil across the world and a beautiful, brilliant wife, Lauren, pregnant with their fist child. But when Lauren, a Yale academic, deciphers the university’s mysterious Voynich manuscript, which has confounded experts for centuries, everything changes.
An attempt to steal her translation of the Voynich leaves Lauren and their unborn child hovering on the brink of death, and Ross in the depths of despair. Encounters with a sinister Vatican priest and then a mysterious nun convince Ross to seek the centuries-old manuscript, which chronicles the ill-fated discovery of a mythic fabulous garden deep in the jungles of the New World: an Eden so terrible and miraculous it rewrites the book of Genesis and defies all reason.
Although everyone tells him the story is surely an allegory, the possibility of the garden’s existence offers Ross the only hope of saving his wife and unborn child, and he decides to seek the garden out before it’s too late.
But he is not alone. Racing against time, against a lethal assassin, and a fanatical priest, Ross’s quest will lead him to a place that might challenge everything he ever thought about the source of life on earth.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Source is an adventure tale, similar to those written by Cussler, Brown and a horde of others. Cordy's work is easy to digest with interesting plots and a strong sense of good vs. evil. The Source is no different in those respects, however what is interesting with this novel is the clever underlying option for the reader. Cordy presents a story which neither stands with both feet in the science camp or the religeous, allowing the reader to make up their own mind, presenting fact for both parties. It's a well written piece in that respect, whereas most adventure novels are strictly one or the other. The action is well paced with a few twists thrown in for good measure. The characters are likeable or dispicable, as is par for the genre. An enjoyable read with some environmental elements which will make you think long after you have put it down.