Friday, December 19, 2014

'The God Organ" by Anthony J. Melchiorri ~Review and Giveaway



Immortality is within reach. 





In 2063, a biotechnological revolution sweeps the nation. Behind this movement is Chicago-based medical giant LyfeGen. The company leads the biotech industry with their Sustain, an implantable artificial organ designed to grant its recipients near-immortality. But many of those recipients are suddenly dying. 


Biomedical scientist Preston Carter developed the Sustain to improve and save lives. Yet there are others that would see him fail. Extreme religious groups, radical movements, and competing corporations would prefer to see LyfeGen collapse rather than allow “the god organ” to fundamentally alter medicine and the human body. In a race against time, Carter must learn to trust resourceful journalist Audrey Cook. She may hold the key to discovering who is sabotaging the Sustain. And with the organ already implanted in his own body, Carter must uncover the truth before he’s killed by his invention. 
THE GOD ORGAN is a near-future medical thriller that takes the reader on a suspenseful ride filled with sinister conspiracies, intriguing biomedical science, and rampant corruption that will leave readers wondering just how dangerous becoming a god may really be. 

Excerpt
Joel reached out to the glimmering incandescent light bulb and wrapped his fingers around it. It didn’t burn him, even when he clenched it tighter and his mind screamed at him to let go. Instinct was hard to shake. With an unquenchable curiosity, he squeezed the bulb and let out an embarrassing yelp as the glass shattered. Shards projected from his open palm as he rotated and examined his hand. Silver blood streamed between his fingers.
Stepping away from the holofield, he headed back into the main art gallery. He shook his head in quiet amusement and rubbed his hand against his black slacks. No blood actually seeped over his palm and no glass shards were embedded in his hand, but he couldn’t help trying to get rid of the mess. It was just another strange exhibit in the modern art museum, an illusion.
But the pain burning beneath his skull, making his vision swim, was no trick. He fell, his body going numb and his world going black.



Anthony J Melchiorri is a writer and biomedical engineer living in Maryland. He spends most of his time developing cardiovascular devices for tissue engineering to treat children with congenital heart defects when he isn't writing or reading.

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I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Politics, science, business and religion collide!
Let me start by saying that this book is very different from what I typically review, but this is the kind of book that appeals to both the optimist and the pessimist in me.  This story has a little bit of everything rolled into one very unique package.  I will admit that this book started as a very difficult read, but ended up being one of those books I will tell my friends about for years.
The God Organ is written from the perspective of multiple characters with  a variety of backgrounds and varying involvement.  Each character is a voice from a different point of view which wraps intricately into a tale that kept me intrigued until the very end.  While I initially started out having a difficult time keeping everything straight, the author brilliantly weaves a story that rapidly became difficult to put down.  
If you are one of those people who appreciate knowing all sides of the story you will find The God Organ a very interesting and satisfying read!  I enjoyed this book so much that I am not only recommending it, I will be giving it as a gift.
Happy Reading
~Red

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1 comment:

Brian Lane said...

Yes, I would take an organ of man made stuff

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