When an archaeologist goes missing in the Congo basin, Professor Randolph Harkness and young Faraway Ross McCartney go in search of her – only to stumble upon a conspiracy to conceal ancient horrors lost to the passage of time. Evading spies and trained killers, can they expose this cover up? The Killing Gene reveals the story of our species, the paradox of the modern mind and our innate predilection for murder…
E.M. DAVEY is a journalist at Global Witness specialising in undercover investigative journalism into international corruption and environmental crime, which gives him the opportunity to travel to far-flung and unusual places. His novels incorporate real-world experiences and meticulous research, blurring the lines between reality and fiction. He has taught creative writing with the Wilbur & Niso Smith foundation and is the author of three novels: Foretold by Thunder (Duckworth 2015), The Napoleon Complex (Duckworth 2016) and The Killing Gene (Duckworth 2019). He grew up in Bristol and now lives in Kent.
I thought this was a cracking read, a real thriller, plus the science and history nerd within was thrilled by all the theories and ‘discoveries’ in this book.
The author’s career as a journalist means that he knows how to make a story compelling and boy is this one.
I raced through it and then wittered on at my psychologist husband for ages about it, while he nodded and rolled his eyes.
If you’re looking for a rollercoaster read then this is a great one to pick up.
*I was kindly gifted this book by the publisher in exchange for taking part in this blog tour but all opinions remain my own.