Monday, April 13, 2015
Fascinating combination of science and history
Interesting and well researched book about genetics twined with a back story of the oppression of the Basques in Spain. Denise and Gabe Berg, two brilliant scientist use IVF to become pregnant. Nobody is surprised that their son is brilliant and they enroll him in a special school for gifted children. Little do they know his superiority is not just the result of their good genes, but comes with a much more sinister explanation. This is weaved with the history of the persecution of the Basques, and the angry Basque rebel Gorge, who uses DNA to reawaken Basque DNA to exact revenge for the murder of his family. Filled with interesting facts and exciting action, this is reminds me of books written by Robin Cook. Joe Hempel does a terrific job reading the complex and diverse text, making sure to emphasize the varied accents of the story with believable intonation. A fascinating read. 4 STARS!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Carole P. Roman