Winner: National Indie Book Award
Her five-year-old daughter died of leukemia. Now, renowned scientist Rosalind Evans is nearing the completion of a major research project to develop a breakthrough leukemia treatment. But instead of revealing the information she seeks, the genetic code spells out something bizarre: The Ten Commandments. Her data has been tampered with, but by whom? Propelled by grief and faced with losing her life’s work, Evans launches an investigation. But the story of her discovery is leaked to a popular blog and goes viral. When the world wakes up to the news that there is a message from God in their DNA, all hell breaks loose. Is it a hoax? A miracle? The end of times? The Vatican denounces Evans and her discovery as blasphemous. A TV evangelist proclaims her a saint. Powerful politicians take sides on the meaning and veracity of the God Gene. With the media fanning the flames, Rosalind Evans finds herself the focus of an absurd conspiracy at the highest levels of the scientific, political, and religious establishments. The ensuing chaos and irrationality contrast with the very real heartache and spiritual longing Evans is suffering in her personal life. She must battle for her for her scientific integrity, her faith, and ultimately her life in this fast-paced satirical thriller.