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The Soul of the Matter : A Thriller
by Bruce Buff


Overview - A scientist's claim that he's found the secrets of the universe's origin encoded in DNA sparks a race against time to uncover the truth in this fast-paced thriller of science and faith, power and murder, loss and redemption.

Dan Lawson, a former government cyber-intelligence analyst, is surprised to be contacted by his estranged friend Stephen Bishop, a renowned geneticist.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A scientist's claim that he's found the secrets of the universe's origin encoded in DNA sparks a race against time to uncover the truth in this fast-paced thriller of science and faith, power and murder, loss and redemption.

Dan Lawson, a former government cyber-intelligence analyst, is surprised to be contacted by his estranged friend Stephen Bishop, a renowned geneticist. Stephen says that he's discovered amazing information within DNA, including evidence of a creator, and needs Dan's help to protect his findings. Dan is skeptical and wonders whether he is being manipulated, or if the recent illness of Stephen's only child, Ava, has caused his childhood friend to fall back on religion for answers to questions best left to science. Spurred by his desire for proof that life has meaning, however, Dan puts aside his doubts and agrees to help.

When an experiment goes terribly awry, Dan realizes he must get to the bottom of Stephen's discoveries. With the help of Trish Alighieri, a pediatric oncologist trying to save Ava's life, Dan desperately searches for answers--including whether the human soul can survive science's conquest of nature.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781501140716
  • ISBN-10: 150114071X
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 432
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Series: Soul

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Buffs debut novel, an atheist launches into headlong pursuit of the truth behind DNA research that could help, or seriously harm, humankind. When cyberintelligence expert Dan Lawson finds renowned geneticist Stephen Bishop dead, he suspects a group called the Commission is behind the murder. A series of clues in Bishops notes points to a mysterious code behind DNA and the existence of a creator. With a cast of shadowy global figuresincluding a doctor trying to save Stephens daughter from leukemia, a priest at the Vatican, and his former CIA bossDan doesnt know who he can trust, and he risks his life to keep Stephens research out of the Commissions hands. He must decide whether Stephens research truly proves the existence of God or requires a leap of faith. Readers who enjoy ruminating on matters of faith and science while also engaging in a thrilling plot filled with deception and international intrigue will flock to Buffs novel. Given the complexity of the subject matter, Buff deserves some leeway for his overloading of plot points and long character speeches. This book will leave readers to ponder big questions of existence rather than merely satisfying them with easy answers and convenient twists. (Sept.)

 
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