The Footprints of God

The Footprints of God

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From the acclaimedNew York Timesbestselling author comes a cutting-edge new thriller rich with imagination and vision.In the heart of North Carolina's Research Triangle stands a corporate laboratory much like the others nearby. But behind its walls, America's top scientists work around the clock to attain the holy grail of the twenty-first century -- a supercomputer that surpasses the power of the human mind.Appointed by the president as ethicist to Project Trinity, Dr. David Tennant finds himself in a pressure cooker of groundbreaking science and colossal ambition. When his friend and fellow scientist is murdered, David discovers that the genius who runs Project Trinity was responsible and that his own life is in danger. Unable to reach the president, and afraid to trust his colleagues, David turns to Rachel Weiss, the psychiatrist probing the nightmares that have plagued him during his work at Trinity. Rachel is skeptical of David's fears, but when an assassin strikes, the two doctors must flee for their lives.Pursued across the globe by ruthless National Security Agency operatives, David and Rachel struggle to piece together the truth behind Project Trinity and the enormous power it could unleash upon the world. As constant danger deepens their intimacy, Rachel realizes the key to Trinity lies buried in David's disturbed mind. But Trinity's clock is ticking...Mankind is being held hostage by a machine that cannot be destroyed. Its only hope -- a terrifying chess game between David and the Trinity computer, with the cities of the world as pawns. But what are the rules? How human is the machine? Can one man and woman change the course of history? Man's future hangs in the balance, and the price of failure is extinction.Considered one of the most insightful and ingenious of the new generation of bestselling authors, Greg Iles has written a thriller that maps the fascinating territory where science and spirit clash in a battle for the future of humanity. Stunning in its scope,The Footprints of Godis a brilliant realization of its author's talent.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2003.
ISBN: 9780743234696
0743234693
Characteristics: 459 p. ;,24 cm.

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geniegu859
Aug 04, 2017

Great story! With the discovery of the world's greatest super computer, there is nothing it cannot do from explaining the big bang theory, the purpose of life and holds all the earth's knowledge. The implications of its massive power with the ability to control and destroy nations results in the murder its top scientist. Only David Tennant holds the key to exposing Trinity's purpose in a race to avoid his own death. Spiritual and thought provoking, I could not put this book down.

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rahmmie
Jul 10, 2014

Very interesting book even if a bit cheesy at times. If you take the time to slow down and actually pay attention to the ideas behind all the action and the distractions, there is plenty of material for some serious thought

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

I love this author. He is so smart.

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