The God Gene (Hardcover)

A Novel (The ICE Sequence #2)

By F. Paul Wilson

Forge Books, 9780765385192, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 2018

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Description

Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning of Panacea return to encounter another mindbending scientific scenario in, The God Gene, the new thriller by F. Paul Wilson.

F. Paul Wilson is the winner of the Career Achievement in Thriller Fiction in the 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Best Book Awards

Rick's brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, walks out of his office one day and disappears. The only clue they have are his brother's book, which mentions "the God Gene."

A million or so years ago, a gene designated hsa-mir-3998 appeared as if by magic from the junk DNA of the hominids who eventually evolved into Homo sapiens. It became a key player in brain development—specifically creativity—and laymen started calling it "the God Gene." Keith had been tracking this gene through the evolutionary tree, and was excited by an odd blue-eyed primate he brought back from East Africa. But immediately after running the creature's genetic code, he destroyed all the results and vanished.

Rick and Laura's search takes them to an uncharted island in the Mozambique Channel, home of the dapis—blue-eyed primates whose DNA hides a world-shattering secret. In a globe-spanning mixture of science, mystery and adventure reminiscent of Michael Crichton, The God Gene takes you to the edge of evolutionary theory and beyond...way beyond.

The ICE Sequence Series
1. Panacea
2. The God Gene



About the Author

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. His books include the Repairman Jack novels—including Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error—the Adversary cycle—including The Keep—and a young adult series featuring the teenage Jack. Wilson has won the Prometheus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Inkpot Award from the San Diego ComiCon, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers of America, among other honors. He lives in Wall, New Jersey.


Praise For The God Gene: A Novel (The ICE Sequence #2)

Praise for The God Gene

“Exhilarating.”—RT Book Reviews, Top Pick (4-1/2 stars)

"Tight writing keeps this science adventure tale churning with the pace of James Rollins toward a conclusion worthy of Michael Crichton." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Panacea

Finalist in RT Reviewer's Choice Best Book Awards for Best Thriller

“A fast, enjoyable read.” —Amazing Stories Magazine

“Imaginative and well paced, with a good mixture of action and fantasy.” —Booklist

“Grabs readers and holds on tight until the very end.” –RT Book Reviews (4 ½ out of 5 stars)

“Sci-fi readers will not be disappointed with F Paul Wilson’s latest novel, but even those with other genre preferences (particularly mystery) will likely enjoy it as well! Truly one great read!” —Portland Book Review

“Complex, entertaining, smart … An intelligent, intriguing, fast-moving blend of science fiction and thriller.” —Kirkus

”Complete with twists and turns and high adventure, this thriller will grip you to the end.” —Suspense Magazine