The Genesis Key

The Genesis Key

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Fans of James Rollins, Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Steve Berry, David Baldacci, and Raymond Khoury, listen up: James Barney is among us! A remarkable new master bursts upon the scene with The Genesis Key-a gripping debut thriller that combines a breathtaking Da Vinci Code-like historical/religious conspiracy with the science-gone-mad terror of Jurassic Park. A brilliant biologist finds herself at the center of a heart-racing international race to unlock the secret to life itself in James Barney's electrifying, page-turning hunt for The Genesis Key.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 106.68 x 187.96 x 33.02mm | 272.15g
  • Harper
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062021389
  • 9780062021380
  • 1,075,857

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"THE GENESIS KEY is a solid blend of science, myth, history, and suspense. It's remarkable and unconventional, which together make for a great tale. There's an intense brand of storytelling here, utilizing all of the elements I love. I can't wait for more from James Barney." -- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key and The Templar Legacy "A strong debut thriller. . . . James Barney deftly explores elements of modern science and antiquity to mine the kinds of themes so ably explored by the likes of Dan Brown and James Rollins. . . . Barney is a welcome player in a crowded field." -- John Hart, New York Times bestselling author of The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, and Iron Horse "Barney's fast-paced debut novel demonstrates his knowledge of ancient history, the bible, and microbiol-ogy, as well as his fertile imagination. " -- Publishers Weekly
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Back cover copy

More than three decades ago, Dr. Kathleen Sainsbury's archaeologist parents were murdered at an ancient excavation site in Iraq. Now the gifted biologist stands on the brink of a miraculous breakthrough: the discovery of a gene that could extend a human life by hundreds of years. But at the moment of her greatest triumph, a mysterious phone call reveals a hidden truth that draws chaos and violence once again into Kathleen's world . . . and threatens to irreversibly alter the destiny of humankind.

For somewhere in the shadows, powerful unseenforces are watching . . . and waiting.Suddenly Kathleen is a target of covert governmentoperatives as she races to uncover the mysterybehind her parents' secret research and brutal deaths--a mystery locked in the human genome, in thesands of antiquity, and in the Book of Genesis.More than survival is at stake forDr. Kathleen Sainsbury. The future of all humanityhangs in the balance . . . and the prizeis the secret of life itself.
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About James M. Barney

James Barney is the critically acclaimed author of The Genesis Key. He is an attorney who lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.
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Rating details

272 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 19% (51)
4 34% (92)
3 37% (100)
2 8% (23)
1 2% (6)
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