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The Miracle Strain Paperback – 4 Jun 1998

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  • Paperback: 541 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Books; New edition edition (4 Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552152870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552145787
  • ASIN: 0552145785
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.7 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,021,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One man battles for the life of his daughter in the face of seemingly unbeatable odds. But to save her he must first reach for the ultimate knowledge...

At the moment of his greatest triumph, the Nobel Prize for Medicine, Dr Tom Carter's world is shattered by the assassination of his wife. He knows that the killer's bullets can only have been meant for him. In the aftermath of her death, a scan reveals that his daughter Holly has an incurable brain disorder and less than a year to live. Even the most advanced conventional science cannot save her. Something more radical is required. Tom Carter needs a miracle.

A secret brotherhood, two thousand years old, may have the answer. They need Carter's skills to complete their own sacred quest. In return they offer him the chance to look beyond the genes of man...and into the genes of God.


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Format: Paperback
I had heard about this via Dan Brown's works and was not at all disappointed. Whereas, for me at least, Dan Brown's work is the reality side of the the incredible, The Miracle Strain is tap-dancing slightly over the line of credibility but the idea is very thought-provoking. Like Dan Brown's style of writing it works for someone like me who leads a very hectic life but wants a read that is fast-paced, progressive through the story and riveting. Not at all indelicate which this notion could easily have tripped into and with a conclusion that doesn't offend or disappoint, really recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Dan Brown works. Very similar. DO WATCH OUT THOUGH BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON THE MIRACLE STRAIN HAS BEEN REPRINTED CALLED THE MESSIAH CODE - jumping on a band wagon much??
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Reading this book was like casually walking down a street then, all of a sudden stepping into an open manhole, but being pleasantly shocked! I sometime found it difficult to concentrate on the story as the content triggered my imagination and sent it wondering off with the thought of, what if! What a great concept......if only. Since this book was written mankind has come a long way with genetics so you never know. The ending leaves a possible opening for a sequel, good versus evil to the ultimate end? I hope that, having mentioned that the book has been looked at as a possible film, that they do it justice. Talking on justice, read CRIME ZERO, this is also by Michael Cordy, another great concept.
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I simply could not put this book down. Even over the stove I was reading this book. As a previous reader put it, to mix religion with such an outlandish plot without causing offence took some doing. I will look out for Michael Cordy's books in future.
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I'm giving it 5 stars because I cannot explain how a Marketing guy came out with such a great story! It is a Hollywood style thriller, with twist after twist (not as much as Dan Brown's stories) and very enjoyable mixture of religion, science and humanity.
I like the idea that some parts of the story are so good that you wish it could be true, and it gets again into the fact that scientists are trying to explain our beliefs with physical evidence!
A very intelligent theological/scientifical story at points obscure but certainly enjoyable from start to end.
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A really pleasant read, where plots twists. You may be a believer - or not, but by the end of this you'ill find yourself suddenly on the other side! Very clever book. Written long before Dan Browns "Da Vinci Code" but in someways, they are similar and comparable ! A similar twist like Dan Browns Digital Fortress in fact. Its in the same league!
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I read this book after it was highly recommended by a friend who works in a bookstore - the concept, the story, the twists were all fabulous, I loved the blending of ultra modern science with religion and secret brotherhoods. I'd say that the story kept me hooked, but I couldn't help feeling dissatisfied with the writing style, and the characters were a bit too cardboard-like for my taste. But worth reading anyhow because the story is so intriguing. I hear the film rights have been sold, so perhaps this might be a case where the film will be better than the book.
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This book has it all an exciting story with real attention taken into the development of the characters. The unique mix of religion crossed together with genetics creates an awesome array of possibilities. The style of the book is not necessarily to everyone's liking but should be read by anyone with an interest in the field of genetics or simply a science based background. Sadly the ending of the story seems to let the book down a little, but I suppose all good things must come to an end. I can't wait for another helping!!
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Format: Paperback
I found this book to be a most enjoyable read. An addictive and complex plot ensures that one has difficulty putting the book down.
Have you ever had that feeling of sorrow when you complete an outstanding book?
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