About the Book
Book: The Gene
Author: Timothy Browne
Genre: Medical Thriller
Release Date: July 12, 2020
We are the dwelling place of God—it is woven into our very DNA. Do we change the core of who we are by manipulating our genes? Is gene-therapy a miraculous cure or a slippery slope into eugenics?
Following their marriage, Dr. Nicklaus Hart and Maggie Russell enjoy the splendor and passion of a honeymoon in Hawaii. They learn that their union has brought new life, but the overflowing joy of Maggie’s pregnancy and their romantic getaway is interrupted by the shocking news of a genetic disorder discovered in Maggie’s family lineage. The devastating possibility that both Maggie and the baby carry the mutated gene for the horrific Huntington’s disease, shakes their faith.
Faced with this dreadful diagnosis, Nick and Maggie seek peace as they wrestle with the heartbreaking discovery of a genetic disease versus the knowledge that God is good—He has made their baby in His image and knit him together in Maggie’s womb. Like the millions of people around the world affected
Nick and Maggie travel to Poland, where the top geneticist, Emmanuelle Christianson, has founded and operates BioGenics whose mission statement is: Advancing the Human Genome. They understand that medical advances always cost something, but they face impossible decisions. They are unaware that the sinister side of genetic research has slithered in from the horrors of Nazi death camps into this modern-day technology. Their journey reveals more than the fight for knowledge, it uncovers a simmering evil left over from World War II. One that puts their lives in danger.
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Wow, this book is not what I thought it was. It's more and it's gritty, gut-wrenching and it's also a super-strong read. Although I popped into this series on book four, it read just fine by itself. This book had everything. Kidnapping, murder, "mad' doctors, despair, faith, hope, and love. Genes, which I love working with, the mysteries of how we are made, so much depth to this book. From page one to the end, it's not one I wanted to put down. Fearfully and wonderfully made is the tip of things, for we don't know how extraordinary we are until we use science to show us some of the depth of what God has done.
The characters were realistic, gripping, and I want the entire series now. The core of things behind this book will stay with you much longer than after the closing page. I'm thrilled to find another stunning author who's a medical doctor in real life and would recommend this book to everyone.
About the Author:
Timothy Browne, MD draws from life and work experience when writing. For many years, he has worked as an
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After finishing, The Gene, the fourth book in the Dr. Nicklaus Hart Series, I have been able to look back at this body of work. The heart of my prose remains the same: to entertain and educate—fueled with imagination, inspired by history, and grounded in truth. I explored the mystery of North Korea and the threat of bioterrorism in Maya Hope, the complexities of the
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