The Genesis Key
Now available from HarperCollins
"THE GENESIS KEY is a solid blend of science, myth, history, and suspense. It's remarkable and unconventional, which together make for a great tale..."
Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
James Barney's debut thriller, The Genesis Key, takes readers on a breakneck race through history, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Washington, DC, on a quest for a powerful technology that will profoundly change human life.
More than three decades ago, Dr. Kathleen Sainsbury's archaeologist parents were murdered at an ancient excavation site in Iraq. Now the gifted biologist stands on the brink of a miraculous breakthrough: the discovery of a gene that could extend human life by hundreds of years. But at the moment of her greatest triumph, a mysterious phone call reveals a hidden truth that draws chaos and violence once again into her world . . . and threatens to irreversibly alter the destiny of human kind.