By James Rollins
In Washington, D.C., a homeless guy takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander grey Pierce's fingers. A bloody coin clutched within the lifeless man's hand--an historical relic that may be traced again to the Greek Oracle of Delphi--is the main to a conspiracy that dates again to the chilly warfare and threatens the very beginning of humanity. For what if it have been attainable to bioengineer the subsequent nice prophet--a new Buddha, Muhammad, or perhaps Jesus? could this moment Coming be a boon . . . or wouldn't it begin a series response that might bring about the extinction of humankind?
important seconds are ticking swiftly away as Pierce races around the globe looking for solutions, one step sooner than ruthless killers made up our minds to reclaim the precious artifact. all of sudden the way forward for all issues is balanced at the breaking point among heaven and hell--and salvation or destruction rests within the palms of outstanding little ones.
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Kowalski snorted his derision from around the room. “Psychic spies. ” “As loopy as that may sound, you want to keep in mind that through the darkest days of the chilly battle, any perceived virtue by means of the Soviets needed to be matched in flip through our personal intelligence. Any technological hole couldn't be tolerated. The Soviet Union used to be pulling out the entire stops. To the Soviets, parapsychology used to be a multidisciplinary box, encompassing bionics, biophysics, psychophysics, body structure, and neurophysiology. ” Painter nodded to Elizabeth.
Kowalski nodded, happy. grey mentally shook his head. He couldn't think he used to be having this dialog. A complicated little bit of chatter as Painter, Kat, and Malcolm mentioned a few subject. grey didn’t keep on with it all. He heard Kat say whatever in regards to the quantity eighty-eight drawn in blood. Malcolm’s voice spoke louder, excited, directed at either grey and Kat. “Could what you either have heard been the be aware Chelyabinsk? ” “Chelyabinsk? ” grey requested aloud. Kowalski perked up. grey rolled his eyes.