Friday, October 30, 2015

Mark of the Beast Book Review

I have a book I wanted to share with you today called The Mark of The Beast written by Adolphus Anekwe that is pretty darn scary!
Mark of the Beast: A searing medical thriller by Adolphus A. Anekwe, a renowned doctor, about the ramifications of isolating a gene that causes violent behavior
Dr. Regina Dickerson is a Catholic physician in San Diego who has discovered that there is a certain genetic marker that indicates the carrier is prone to psychotic violence.  
Working on blood from prison inmates, her theory begins to prove itself time and again with violent offenders. The variety of crimes is diverse: one couple murders their children for organ money, another man kidnaps young girls to seduce and kill them, yet another has a penchant for cyanide.  
As Dickerson's work begins to show results and catches the attention of the media, people begin to fear that witch hunts and Spanish Inquisition–style mayhem will result if forcible testing is carried out. Meanwhile, a race begins to find a cure. With science and religion at odds, Dickerson must find her own answers while trying to escape those who want to put an end to her inflammatory research.
My Thoughts:
This is a really far out , I hope in the future scenario, because it is really disturbing to think that they can come up with tests that would predict if you had certain tendencies to do things. In this particular test, this doctor is able to predict or she think she can, if people will commit violent crimes.
What she sets out to do is to try and predict who will basically do the more awful crimes, like murder, child rape, anything that involves very bad violence. She comes up with a code, which is the HLA B66 but for some odd reason, she really goes out on a limb and decides that her test is actually something Biblical.
According to some ancient works that she uncovers, the letter B in the old language was actually a 6, so that changed her test from a B66 to 666. So, this is where the story gets a little off balance and they try to determine if they can predict if people are indeed the Mark of the Beast because they have this B66 genetic code.
I am not good with science stuff, so I can't really explain it like the book does, but it makes for a very interesting story but in the end, this doctor will learn a valuable lesson!
Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product.  All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.