The Footprints of God

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The Footprints of God

Format:  Paperback,

736 pages

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publish Date: Dec 2007

ISBN-13: 9781416564096

ISBN-10: 1416564098

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In this "alarming, believable, and utterly consuming" (Dan Brown) "New York Times" bestseller, Greg Iles probes the terrifying possibility that the next phase of human evolution may not be human at all....
Trinity. The government's top-secret supercomputer is an intelligence beyond comprehension -- and a nightmare beyond humanity's worst fears. At the heart of a maelstrom of limitless science and ruthless ambition, Dr. David Tennant, Project Trinity's ethicist, harbors a lethal secret: he knows who murdered a fellow scientist. Fleeing for his life alongside psychiatrist Rachel Weiss, the only hope for survival lies in revealing the shocking connection between Trinity's apocalyptic power and David's tortured mind. Mankind's future hangs in the balance -- and the price of failure is extinction.

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Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish Date: Dec 2007
ISBN-13: 9781416564096
ISBN-10: 1416564098
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 736
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.78
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.24 x 1.17 x 7.52

About the author

Biography of Iles, Greg

Bestselling novelist Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Stuttgart, Germany, where his father was in charge of the medical clinic at the U.S. Embassy. He grew up in Natchez, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. Iles founded the band Frankly Scarlet and played music for a living for a few years before deciding to write. Iles's second novel, Black Cross, was awarded the Mississippi Author's Award for Fiction in 1995. He belongs to the author rock band known as The Rock Bottom Remainders.

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Review by Library Journal (2003-08-01)

From its masterly opening line, Iles's (24 Hours) latest thriller is impossible to put down. We find Dr. David Tennant contemplating his life after friend and mentor Andrew Fielding is found dead in his lab. A stroke is the suspected 'cause, but David knows better because both men were part of an ultra-top-secret project known as Project Trinity, a quantum leap in the future of super computing and artificial intelligence.

Both men had warned their managers about the experiment's dangers, and now David believes that he is next on the hit list. But he is starting to show strange side effects from the treatment he undertook for the project and is experiencing vivid visions of being Jesus Christ. His psychiatrist thinks that he should be institutionalized, until she, too, is targeted to be killed. The reader must make a great leap of faith in the final third of the book, and while not everyone will agree with Iles's conclusions, the work as a whole is extremely compelling. This is Iles's best book yet and should be a major best seller. For all fiction collections.

- Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2003-04-01)

When noble young doctor David Tennant and his psychiatrist, Rachel Weiss, discover that they have been targeted for death by the NSA because they know too much about a dangerous new technology, they must rely on David's weird dreams to give them some directive. With a six-city author tour.

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In this "alarming, believable, and utterly consuming" (Dan Brown) New York Times bestseller, Greg Iles probes the terrifying possibility that the next phase of human evolution may not be human at all....

Trinity. The government's top-secret supercomputer is an intelligence beyond comprehension -- and a nightmare beyond humanity's worst fears. At the heart of a maelstrom of limitless science and ruthless ambition, Dr. David Tennant, Project Trinity's ethicist, harbors a lethal secret: he knows who murdered a fellow scientist. Fleeing for his life alongside psychiatrist Rachel Weiss, the only hope for survival lies in revealing the shocking connection between Trinity's apocalyptic power and David's tortured mind. Mankind's future hangs in the balance -- and the price of failure is extinction.

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