Inspired by true events, The God Complex takes readers on a thrill ride through Chinese medicine. Discover the secrets of the Orient as you embark on a Da Vinci-style adventure. Follow along as a dynamic conspiracy ensues, pitting Eastern medicine against its critics in the West. Each clue brings you one step closer to solving the mystery and uncovering an ancient secret that connects Chinese medicine to martial arts.
Gripping his newspaper firmly, Paul's eyes were unable to focus on the words in front of him. He repeatedly turned to his carry-on bag, rummaging through it as if he was looking for something, but he didn't know what he was looking for. The news of his brother's death was overwhelming. Unable to focus, he decided to stand up and walk around. Realizing his section would be called any minute, he sat back down.
"Sections four through six may begin boarding at this time."
The sound system electrified Paul. He shot out of his seat like a spring and queued up in line. His trip to Prague was far from the vacation he imagined-visiting his brother, an English teacher, in a land known for its beer, super models, and extravagant architecture. The news of his brother's mysterious death left him numb with shock.
Upon arrival, police asked for his help in deciphering cryptic journals found at his brother's apartment. The journals contained odd looking diagrams, elements, Chinese characters and ancient proverbs, as well as diary entries. With the help of a liaison from the school and a local Chinese doctor, Paul pieces together the journals' hidden meanings. Clues to a diabolical plot begin to surface at the same time someone is out there executing the plan. Will Paul figure it out in time? Will he ever find who killed his brother?
Set in Prague, The God Complex also serves as a surrogate tour guide, offering readers a unique perspective of the city and its culture. Learn a few Czech words, dishes, and customs. Download a free self-guided tour from the book's website and turn your trip to Prague into an adventure. Sip coffee in the same cafe where Paul Benson pieces together his brother's mysterious murder. Or, dine with locals on succulent pig's knee in the shadow of the Prague Castle. Tour includes map with thumbnail images, transportation and chapter references, and useful vocabulary.
This book contains violence and sexual content. The topic has nothing to do with religion. A "God complex" is a psychological term that refers to people who believe they are infallible. It's often used in reference to doctors.
Traditional Chinese medicine, five element theory, martial arts, dim mak, qigong, western medicine, sexual dysfunction, impotence, Prague, Czech Republic, Boston, Massachusetts, English as a Second Language (ESL), teaching abroad, travel, history, and culture.