One of the privileges that we here at the store have that I love is the chance to support local authors. Now, sometimes that can be a very bad experience, but most times it is fun, exciting and one of the best things we can do. There is something about an author coming in with a book they have written and then self-published and asking us to carry it for them. It is their little baby and they are trusting us with the book. It makes it a privilege and also something we do not take lightly.
In the Image of Man by Robert Roush is just that type of book. Robert was actually sent to our store by a fellow worker from the Holland Baker Book Store. He told me that Robert had written a book and he had read it and enjoyed and would we at Baker be interested in carrying it for him. I told him I would be glad to read it and see what we can do for him.
I really did enjoy the book, it is written just 6 years in the future and one of the main story lines is human cloning. The book makes you wonder if we did start cloning humans, would they be born with souls, and if not, what happens to them then?
Chris Davis comes to the rescue of Sarah when a very strange man randomly attacks her on her own doorstep. When he is finally able to wrestle the man under control and arrest him, Chris knows there is something very different about him. Later after the man is shot and killed after making an attempt on Chris’ life, the coroner notices some medical abnormalities in the man’s DNA. As Chris follows more and more leads, it continues to lead him back to CeSiR Tech. But Chris can’t seem to find the connection and every time he feels he is making headway, someone derails his investigation.
There is more going on behind the walls of CeSiR Tech than they are willing to admit or even they themselves know about. There are dark forces at work to take over the little town of Arrow Springs. Will Chris and his little band of believers be able to stand against them?
With a feel of a Frank Peretti and a bit of Science fiction, Robert writes a compelling story that will make you think about the shadows you see moving along walls. Suddenly everything feels like a demon about to pounce.
There are few details that Robert could fix and tighten up, but overall this is a very interesting read.