Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Soul of the Matter by Bruce Buff

28251811A 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.

My Thoughts:
If you like thrillers, you will enjoy this book! This is one of those books that will have you guessing till the end as you question faith vs science. I love the premise behind this book and how Bruce Buff took the elements of science and mixed it with faith in a fiction way, which is something that many authors aren't willing to write about.  For a first time author, I thought this book was well written and a page turner for those who enjoy thriller books. It was entertaining and the characters were interesting. He was willing to take a risk, and I think it was worth the risk as an author. Don't be afraid to grab this new book and try out a new author. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the science part of this book, but I did enjoy it. He does leave the readers wondering if a follow up book is in store. I give this book 4/5 stars. Thank you to Wynn Wynn Media for providing me a complimentary copy. I did not receive monitory compensation for my review. 

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About the Author:
Bruce Buff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School with finance degrees and has worked as a management consultant and information technology executive. After more years than he’d like to acknowledge, he completed his first novel. In his spare time, he enjoys running, bicycling, and being outdoors, especially on Cape Cod and the Hudson Valley. Bruce and his wife, Claire, are the lucky parents of five children and currently reside in Westchester, New York.

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