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An amazing Sci-Fi roller coaster ride!
May 22, 2017
Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader's pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, 2036 The Proof is such a book.
The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that really make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that's something I look for in a good book.
What do a gigantic space rock rushing into earth, human DNA going ‘insane’ in a lab, detonating stars and an ancient sect have in common? Author Zvi Speiser has astutely woven together all of this in an arresting sci-fi thriller. Chicago police Detective Rick Heller and investigative journalist Will Thorne attempt to make sense of why researchers linked with these revelations are nearly killed and a security guard is murdered.
Detective Thorne discovers a mysterious link between the asteroid, the human DNA, the exploding stars and the ancient sect. Meanwhile, US President Emily White attempts to utilize this top-secret tinder box, revealing the unearthing of the most profound secret of the human race, seeded millions of years ago, for a peaceful message to humanity. However, her initiative has consequences that result in hostile and violent religious turbulence with the purpose of threatening all of humanity.
“Can an ancient, secret sect be the key to human salvation? In 586 BCE, soldiers of the Sect of the Guardians gave their lives to secure the hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant, which they had removed from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. What is the ancient secret, more than 3,300 years old, that the Guardians are ordered to hide at any cost?” Well, since I’m not one for giving spoilers, you’ll have to turn the pages for yourself to find out!
This captivating and commendable work had me engaged from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. There are attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a fascinating and intriguing journey!
It’s one of those stories that come along once in awhile that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader!
I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Zvi Speiser in the future. I would definitely recommend this book. Five stars from me.