The Messiah Conspiracy - The Race To Clone Jesus Christ : (Book One): A Gripping Medical Suspense Thriller Conspiracy by Ian C.P. Irvine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In the distant future most Earth population have been wiped out by SARs 2 virus. And Government has legalised Human Cloning. Noble Prize winner Professor Wainright privately funded Institute of Genetic Evolution of the Greater Good of Mankind (I.G.E.G.G.M.) has made a breakthrough in cloning, the key that unlocked the blueprint within the DNA, allowing them to take samples which were thousands of years old to repair them, reproduce them and then introduce them to a donor egg to create an embryo which could be cultivated and grown to maturity.
Professor Wainwright who is obsessed with cloning a long lost Pharaoh makes arrangement to take the DNA sample of untouched pharaoh's tomb. One of his assistant Jason visits Egypt and gets the required sample. While cloning of the Pharaoh is going on, Jason with his girl friend Lydia visits Notre Dame and there he gets an idea for his Doctorate DPhil to resurrect and clone the God (Jesus Christ). He comes to know about the "Crown of Thorns". Professor consents for the beautiful idea of his student and persuades The Cardinal of Notre Dame to deliver the Crown of Thorns in research for DPhil on 'the analysis and application of computer techniques to the verification of historical artifacts using genetic coding', unknown to the Cardinal that they are trying to take the blood sample from the crown and use it for cloning Jesus Christ.
After receiving the specimen they name the project as Haissem reversing the spelling of Messiah. The work goes on, while Mike who is an undercover agent working for America uses hypnotism and switches the original Crown of Thorns with their fake.
While both countries fighting to win the race to clone Jesus, the book ends with a cliff-hanger.
I liked the idea of the book, with 200 pages and fast paced the author Ian C.P.Irvine had made easy to understand what is DNA and the process of cloning.
The book has some sentimental moments like the healing of Professor's cancer and belief in God. I got goose bumps when Professors gets healed, it made me to remember Ben Hur's mother and sister cured by the blood of Jesus Christ in the movie Ben Hur.
The author has cleverly mixed supernatural (God) and Science and made a enjoyable read.
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