Literature: The Genesis Code
The Genesis Code
is a 1997 Conspiracy Thriller
written by husband and wife team Jim and Carolyn Hougan (under the pen name
After Father Giulio Azetti, a priest in the remote Italian village of Montecastello, hears a shocking confession from the elderly Dr. Ignazio Baresi he rushes to the Vatican
to inform the Church leadership. The secret of the confession was meant to only be shared with Cardinal Orsini, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but is overheard by the Cardinal's temporary secretary Father Donato Maggio, a member of the right-wing reactionary Catholic group Umbra Domini ("The Shadow of the Lord"). While the Church officially decides to put the matter of Baresi's confession on hold, Maggio passes on the news to the leader of Umbra Domini, Father Silvio della Torre, who states that "there is only one thing that can be done".
In a wealthy suburb of Washington, D.C. a house suddenly explodes in flames, throwing a man violently into the grass and killing Kathy Lassitter and her young son Brandon who lived inside. Kathy's brother, private investigator Joe Lassiter, works to uncover the identity of the "John Doe" found outside his sister's house (now recovering in hospital) as well as the reason Kathy and her son were killed.
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