Jones rated it it was amazing. Wells When the survival of humanity depends on decoding the clues of a brilliant, but possibly insane geneticist, a historical cryptographer with ties to him may be mankind's only hope. Anna Asher, former student to missing geneticist James Hakari, enlists the aid of biblical scholar Martin Nadai, whom she believes knows the whereabouts of the Cave of the Treasure of Light, which ma "The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Anna Asher, former student to missing geneticist James Hakari, enlists the aid of biblical scholar Martin Nadai, whom she believes knows the whereabouts of the Cave of the Treasure of Light, which may hold a secret powerful enough to save the human race. Martin, however, doesn't know the exact location of the cave, and he fears Anna may be just as crazy as her professor.
It isn't until Anna presents him with facts no one but he should know that possibilities become too fascinating for Martin to ignore. With Anna and Martin together in Egypt, the realities of an illness, a virus, a new plague, becomes all too evident to Martin. He begins to piece together the puzzle that has driven Anna to seek him out and then bring him halfway across the world to help her solve—to find a sacred ointment long thought to be a myth.
On the border, not far from Anna and Martin, Captain Micah Hazor, leader of a military team with specialties in history, ancient religions, and biblical studies find themselves in a frighteningly fierce military battle, which soon weaves together the lives of Anna, Martin, and Micah. It is suspenseful, intelligent, and well researched, and it brings to light the possibility of a rarely discussed retrovirus that may be waiting in the wings for mankind.
This story was utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion! Jun 20, Book rated it really liked it Shelves: James Hakari, a legendary geneticist, predicts a virus will mutate into a global pandemic based on his study of biblical history and genetics. Thought to be crazy until LucentB starts killing people at an alarming rate both the Russians and Americans race to find him.
One of his students, Anna Asher, a Captain in the U. Air Force is being sought as someone who may have clues to the cure. Think Michael Crichton comparing notes with Dan Brown. This is a remarkable adventure. Ma James Hakari, a legendary geneticist, predicts a virus will mutate into a global pandemic based on his study of biblical history and genetics.
No one knows where Hakari is or if he is alive. Anna and Martin meet up with Captain Micah Hazor, who had been ordered to retrieve an HVT highly valuable target only to lose his team in a bombing strike that left him wounded. Anna speculates that Hakari found the cure and left clues in the form of a 3D maze for her to work through. As the three continue their search for clues, the Americans find them and take them into custody hoping Anna has the answers.
This is a complex, richly layered thriller. A thought provoking and entertaining read. Jun 04, Gianna rated it really liked it.
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I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Humanity is in danger. LucentB is a fast-spreading, incredibly dangerous virus, and no one is safe. Anna Asher is assigned by the US government to find the one scientist who is believed to be able to find the answer to this chaos: Along with professor Nadai, Anna will follow clues left by Hakari in order to find a cure for the plague before it's too late.
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But Hakari hasn't earned I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. But Hakari hasn't earned his nickname as a Maze Master in vain- the clues are hard, and time is running out faster than anyone had imagined. The future of the world as we know it is hanging from a thread. Anna and Nadai are the only ones who can solve this, the hardest puzzle in human history. Can they manage it before it's too late? The Maze Master is a fast-paced, thrilling treasure hunt for adults.
Equipped with all qualities of a good mystery, the plot manages to attract the reader's attention from page one. The plot is filled with action, traveling, and intelligent dialogue. Secrets are expertly hidden everywhere, and the reader can't help but to try to solve the riddles together with the two expertly constructed characters.
There isn't a lot to be said about the author's writing. It's clear that Kathleen Gear has mastered mystery writing, and the way the readers grasp the stories and hold on to them until all puzzles are solved is proof enough of her skills. This is clearly a well researched, carefully constructed world, where every step is considered thoroughly. And this quality of work is very much appreciated by the readers. Maze Master is the book you want on your tbr list if fast paced mysteries filled with missions around the world is your thing.
May 30, Theresa rated it it was amazing. Kathleen Gear looks into the amazingly remarkable ideas of retroviruses and tie it to anthropological genetic theory in this book. The main premise is that the ties of modern humanity to its genetic heritage particularly those incorporated branches of of dead end genetic diversity.
The Idea that human absorption of those divergent ancestral ties, of Denisovans ancestral branch in particular could make them vulnerable to adaptative pathogens. We are more vulnerable then we could ever anticipate. What would you do if those in power refused to hear your warning? This book is an action packed maze of dynamic characters, and the conflict of humanity and its imminent demise. The reader is draw into the divergent stories, through the characters and their particular problems that overlap and converge throughout the layers of the book.
The theoretical concepts of genetic heritage and retroviruses are clearly explained, allowing the reader to accept the premise of the book. Maze Master is a masterpiece of mystery, suspense, and scientific revelation. Sep 19, Alik Tam rated it did not like it.
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But nope, it just doesn't work. It fails to live up to that hype. The book is rather messy to be honest. Jumping from character to character at random times. And going forward, it's pretty confusing to follow what kind of story the author really wants to tell as the plot and subject matter is all jumbled together.
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A valiant effort from the author. And I do appreciate this attempt at a new, multifaceted thriller. But it falls short and reads like a story that has too much going on. From the get go main characters aren't described or given any above superficial details to the reader, which leaves you a bit uninterested in how things unravel around them.
Eventually everything gets to be too convoluted, confused and drawn out. Aug 27, Elyn rated it did not like it Shelves: WTF did i just read? Apr 20, Eileen rated it really liked it. While I did enjoy the intensity of this book, it did get a bit technical mathematical for me. You never quite knew who was working for who, the secrets kept twisting together. Jul 21, Ariana Fae rated it it was amazing. But, Katheleen O'Neal Gear beat them to it.
She uses her adept storytelling skills combined with her archaeologist and scientific knowledge to create a superb apocalyptic thriller. Gear pulled me immediately into the book with her first chapter introducing Captain Anna Asher interrogated by the Russians. The words a http: The words and images Gear used to show Anna's almost fractured mind, her fears, and uncertainty was brilliant. She populates the books with other interesting characters such as Captain Micah Hazor and Dr.
Martin Nadai who Anna pulls into her mission to find her former teacher and lover James Hakari, a brilliant but mad geneticist who may know a cure for the plaque that is ravaging the human population. I love how Gear shows Hakari's brilliance and madness both balanced on a sharp edge. Gear also teaches while telling a good story about Neanderthals, DNA, viruses, with a smattering of human and biblical history.
You can tell she did her research for this book. Also, her twist on Revelations and how she tied the end of humankind to it was genius. It's chilling to think something like this could happen. Oct 05, Jordan rated it liked it Shelves: An ancient virus had re-emerged to ravage the world and bring the human race to the brink of extinction. This book will make you think about the direction the world is headed when it comes to new illness and diseases. This book is great for those who like a bit of everything in a thriller. It touches on political, action and mystery; all combined to create a thriller that makes you want to read more!
Jul 21, Valerie rated it it was amazing. Jul 17, Wanda rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Science, tech, history, math buffs of thriller mysteries. Maze Master is the best novel I have read this year! Maze Master is based upon a real retrovirus called Herv-K. The virus in the book, LucentB, is decimating most of the world population.
However, only pure humans, those without Denisovan or Neandertal genes, seem to be immune; humans that live in Sub-Saharan Africa. In desperation to find the cure, ex intelligence officer Anna Asher is on a self imposed mission: Anna is a former student of brilliant geneticist, James Hakari, who is losing his mind. Hakari has left clues for Anna to follow, but she is not alone on her quest. Anna recruits the help of Dr. Martin Nadai who is a specialist in, and professor of religious studies and a paleographer. Together they work to unravel clues that will help them navigate the maze.
Maze Master is very intelligently done. The story incorporates real science, Fibonacci math, geometry, biblical history, and biology among other things to take the reader on a thrilling race across the globe to stop a very probable pandemic. I recommend this book to anybody who has a love for science, math, and history.
This is truly a great read. Jul 20, KO rated it it was amazing. I intended to read just a few pages to get my busy day started, but I couldn't put this book down! I was totally invested in these characters. Anna is a smart, strong female main character who absolutely captivated me, and although the male characters were totally different, both Martin and Micah were so real it's hard to decide which of them is my 2 favorite. I loved this book! Basically, Anna has ties to the genius geneticist, James Hakari, who may hold the secret to curing a virus powerful enough to wipe out the human race.
The problem is that no one can find him. He is known as the Maze Master for a reason. Anna enlists the help of Martin, a professor with a background in biblical studies. They set off on a multi-continent journey where they meet after horrifying circumstances Micah Hazor. At this point in the book, I knew Anna finally had a chance to find Hakari and maybe his secrets surrounding a cure, but I've got to say.
I never suspected what the cure was until the end! For me, Maze Master is definitely my favorite book of the year. My mind is still whirling after reading this sensational story! May 08, Toni Boughton rated it liked it Shelves: Fast-moving thriller with a premise you've read before: The main differences in Maze Master is that the threat is an apocalyptic plague that is killing millions.
While the book is good and races along at a nice clip, the immediacy of the threat is muted somewhat by the author giving only the scantiest details about the viral plague and its worldwide effects. Sometimes I wondered if I was reading t Fast-moving thriller with a premise you've read before: Sometimes I wondered if I was reading the second book in series, so little information was given.
Still, though, it's a worthwhile read for fans of Brown, Collins, etc. Jul 06, Kathleen Gray rated it really liked it. Complex and complicated thriller that blends all sort of themes into a hunt for a scientist in order to save humanity. The LucentB retrovirus is the sort of thing we all fear and now it's making it's way out into the world. Anna Asher is trying to find James Hakari, the geneticist who is believed to be able to fix things.
This search will remind you of the Davinci Code as she wraps in Martin Nadai, who is a paleographer who can also expound on religious issues. Thanks to Netgalley for the Complex and complicated thriller that blends all sort of themes into a hunt for a scientist in order to save humanity.
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Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. This is good travel reading because it's plot driven. Jul 18, Cynde rated it it was amazing. Lots of biological information. Aug 25, Theresa rated it it was amazing. It always bugs me when authors, etc. Fascinating the way God designs things.
Any virus to emerge since then is due to mutation created by inbreeding a small population, pollution and radiation that filtered in after the protective cloud cover was destroyed during the flood. Jul 24, Edwin Howard rated it liked it.
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Anna, a military geneticist, and Martin, a religion and history scholar, embark on a mission deeply rooted in religious history and how genetics and religion intertwine to hopefully lead them towards the cure before its too late. As a good thriller does, the reader is introduced to Anna and Martin early on and the story dives right in. Anna is difficult to connect with and the few hints of vulnerability she displays aren't enough to develop her character fully.
Martin's head is just spinning basically through the whole book and seems even more lost that the reader. Clues and secrets are revealed throughout the book, but I felt frustratingly lost more often than I felt like I'm one step away from the answer like I usually do when reading an epic thriller like this one.
Many of the clues and observations I didn't connect to the greater meaning, maybe because they were too vague for me, or maybe because I wasn't well verse in the scientific process. Also, maybe a quick prologue or flashback between Anna and her mentor,who first identified the impending virus, would have settled me into the story early on. The action does build pleasantly towards the end of the book and there are several good who's double crossing who moments at the climax of the story.
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Without revealing much, I will say as a spoiler that the title explains the plot of this novel. That said, I got interested in this book because of the intriguing concept discussed what genes do and how much we still don't know about what we carry in our DNA.
The story stays geographically in the area around the places discussed in the Bible, which we all know have religious beginnings for three major religions, it is also an area of high archaeology study and one of the areas where pre-historica Without revealing much, I will say as a spoiler that the title explains the plot of this novel. The story stays geographically in the area around the places discussed in the Bible, which we all know have religious beginnings for three major religions, it is also an area of high archaeology study and one of the areas where pre-historical humans began.
Most of us, today can trace our DNA to the mixture of gene pools from this area. The thriller part of this story is how to deal with a worldwide plague that has affected everyone except for those whose gene pools have not mixed and either are immune by gene selection or don't have the virus trigger embedded in their DNA.
The 'cure' search had been done and figured out 5 years before the outbreak but dismissed as lunacy and the person was placed in a mental institution. What's confusing in this novel is trying to link all the clues because of all the name changing of characters especially the 10 individuals who never give all the details but leave it to us readers to connect the dots. What I found saddening in this story was that the person who found and re-developed the full cure didn't save himself despite having it in his possession.
I can only explain it as his mind reaction to combining a religious icon to a scientific result. Excellent read, especially of a potential apocalypse. Oct 08, Barb Martin rated it liked it. They say that climate change is melting the ice caps and unleashing ancient viruses that could devastate the earth's population. I read an article and everything. In a nutshell, that is the premise of "Maze Master. The surviving remnants of competing armies are killing one another in a quest to create a vaccine or to steal a viable vaccine from someone else. Holding the keys to solving th They say that climate change is melting the ice caps and unleashing ancient viruses that could devastate the earth's population.
Holding the keys to solving the catastrophe are a woman named Anna and her insane former teacher. The story includes gobs of biblical and science gibberish, an incomprehensible solution and confusing characters. I've told people that the book reads like one of Dan Brown's novels.
The story wasn't bad, but it was harmed by its over-reliance on religious mumbo-jumbo and scientific detail. Aug 23, Annette rated it it was ok. Characters were fairly well developed, though the main one, Anna Asher, was an odd duck. Some repetition of trying to explain to read Maybe 2. Eddy Cingala has written and published many books. He works as a Software Engineer. Books are on the following topic: As a kid, he used to draw big mazes. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.
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