The Gene: A Medical Thriller (A Dr. Nicklaus Hart Medical Thriller) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
We are the dwelling place of God - it is woven into our very DNA. Do we change the core of who we are by manipulating our genes? Is gene-therapy a miraculous cure or a slippery slope into eugenics?
Following their marriage, Dr. Nicklaus Hart and Maggie Russell enjoy the splendor and passion of a honeymoon in Hawaii. They learn that their union has brought new life, but the overflowing joy of Maggie’s pregnancy and their romantic getaway is interrupted by the shocking news of a genetic disorder discovered in Maggie’s family lineage. The devastating possibility that both Maggie and the baby carry the mutated gene for the horrific Huntington’s disease, shakes their faith.
Faced with this dreadful diagnosis, Nick and Maggie seek peace as they wrestle with the heartbreaking discovery of a genetic disease versus the knowledge that God is good. He has made their baby in his image and knit him together in Maggie’s womb. Like the millions of people around the world affected with genetic disorders, Nick and Maggie look for answers. With the belief that people are the dwelling place of God, and he is woven into the DNA, what should they do when that DNA has been corrupted?
Nick and Maggie travel to Poland, where the top geneticist, Emmanuelle Christianson, has founded and operates BioGenics whose mission statement is: Advancing the Human Genome. They understand that medical advances always cost something, but they face impossible decisions. They are unaware that the sinister side of genetic research has slithered in from the horrors of Nazi death camps into this modern-day technology. Their journey reveals more than the fight for knowledge, it uncovers a simmering evil left over from World War II. One that puts their lives in danger.
The Gene is the fourth book in a series of skillfully crafted medical thrillers. If you like fast-paced adventure, international settings, sizzling medical suspense, then you’ll love this heart-pounding thriller by Timothy Browne.
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I liked how the Christian message was woven throughout the book and it showed how Nick & Maggie faced their trials and difficulties with faith and an expectancy that God's will would be done. This was book 4 in the series; I hadn't read the previous ones and whilst I think I missed out a bit on Nick and Maggie's story, overall I think it can safely be read as a standalone.
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Top reviews from other countries
Emy’s story was incredible. It alone captivated me. Dr. Browne develops every character so well including Emy’s daughters to her quirky research assistant, Izzy, to the mysterious, Herr Bauer. You will not find a medical thriller that keeps you on edge which also contains such wonderful details of surgeries and then such beautiful ways of how God is absolutely good and unfolds a plot of good versus evil. Dr. Browne delivered this so well and the ending was done perfectly. The book details an in-depth look into genetics. It also has contains history of the Holocaust (which just broke my heart to read).
Overall, the book has a wonderful way of weaving together such an amazing story with great thrilling and twists! I highly recommend it!
Starting these medical thrillers, my first foyer thru this genre, ‘Maya Hope’ eased me into the writers need to educate others about medical procedures, processes, & practices ... this latest book smacked me over the head (in a good way) w/terminology, techniques, & tragic trials surrounding subjects seldom discussed; eugenics, genetic defects, & the moral/spiritual consequences of dealing with them.
I’m seriously exhausted, yet so thankful for the eloquent, insightful, & entertaining prose Dr Timothy Browne is gifted with! Praise God for Dr Browne’s continued ability to bless his readers w/brilliant, insightful, faith-filled novels! Thank you again Dr Timothy Browne for stepping off that cliff, tackling taboo subjects, & sharing your love of our Heavenly Father while doing so.
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I really enjoy his accuracy with the medical information as well as the historical component. Of course, the exploration of the characters faith is an added bonus to that and makes your own faith grow as you read about theirs.
Incorporating the history of the holocaust into the current gene therapy setting provides an excellent understanding of how things can be manipulated for good or evil.