Best-selling author Bradley Lewis' sequel to The Bloomingdale Code is a powerful reality-based roller-coaster ride that won't let you off until the very end of the ride. When internationally known assassin Marco Wexler is summoned to a Las Vegas police station as a witness for the DNA tests of a suspected terrorist, he soon realizes that this is no ordinary stop. He will ultimately discover the unimaginable - a link to the past that has international think tank Ceptien calling for all its members to placate the Catholic Church.
News of the mysterious DNA genotype has the world wondering if history is going to be changed forever. Or, will Ceptien be able to carry out its macabre instructions through Marco and private Clearstream forces? From the FBI lab in Quantico to Haiti to Washington to New York and places totally unexpected, the world awaits whether history will be rewritten. Reenter the world of The Good Doctor, Marco's mysterious boss who operates anonymously, on call for the highest bidder.
A labyrinth of international intrigue - an ever-changing world filled with FBI and CIA agendas, agents who rethink their own morality, with shifting allegiances - while hoping to find out if there is any the truth behind this incredulous discovery. The listener will be treated to a thriller filled with information on genetic testing, religious ancestry, and DNA profiling, all the while wondering if humankind will be altered forever.
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AN EPIC QUEST TO FIND THE TRUTH HIDDEN IN DNA
The story is epic and quite plausible in light of new DNA science and emerging knowledge that even our own genetic information and history may no longer be our own. What if you found out you were linked to one of the most famous individuals in recorded history? What would you do? And what might others do when they found out?
I loved narrating all the characters but particularly enjoyed Nino, the hard scrabble NYC hit man with a heart of gold!
Narrating Uber Mastermind and hit man, Marco Wexler, was also a pleasure....he's an epicurean foodie through and through, and he manages to enjoy what life has to offer no matter what global strife he may be dealing with.
I loved the moments when twin brothers, Jean and Devon, return to their ancestral home in Africa to reconnect to their ancient roots.
Brad Lewis always does his homework, deftly weaving history, science, current events, and ancient history into his novels. I had the pleasure of narrating THE BLOOMINGDALE CODE and MICKEY COHEN - THE GANGSTER SQUAD AND THE MOB and was delighted to be awarded the narration assignment for GOD'S HELIX. As ever more sophisticated testing using DNA evidence continues to solve serious crimes, incriminating some, and exonerating others, many other tantalizing uses of DNA information emerge, including finding and tracing one's own genetic ancestry back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. I, myself, have done genetic tests and found the results fascinating, leaving a few enigmas yet to be solved.
In Lewis's story, two Haitian brothers discover their own genetic links to one of the great personages in recorded history. Some influential groups and individuals who hold worldwide power are not too happy about this startling information, as much of history would have to be rewritten and age-old prejudices would have to be reexamined, creating upheaval on an international scale. In addition to this central story, Lewis explores other pertinent issues, including posing questions that affect each and everyone of us: Who owns our DNA information, and what are they allowed to do with it? Can certain institutions harvest our DNA information without our knowledge or consent? Are some entities already doing this?
Another fascinating theme focuses on the ways television journalism has descended to new lows as serious reportage is trumped by scoops and news cycles driven by corporate and political self interest.I found God's Helix to be an intelligent, fascinating, and plausible ride. Every time I narrate or read one of Brad Lewis's novels I learn something and find myself pondering the questions he poses, often deep into the night.
- J. Zak