The Footprints of God (Hardcover)

Author: Iles, Greg

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From the acclaimed "New York Times" bestselling author comes a dazzling new thriller, rich with imagination and vision--an "Andromeda Strain" for the new millennium.

From the Publisher: 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 God is a brilliant realization of itGreg Iles is the New York Times bestselling author of Sleep No More, Dead Sleep, 24 Hours (released as the major motion picture Trapped), The Quiet Game, Mortal Fear, Black Cross, and Spandau Phoenix. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, he performed in the musical group Frankly Scarlet for several years before writing his first novel. He lives in Natchez, Mississippi, with his wife and their two children. s author's talent.

About the Author:
Greg Iles is the New York Times bestselling author of Sleep No More, Dead Sleep, 24 Hours (released as the major motion picture Trapped), The Quiet Game, Mortal Fear, Black Cross, and Spandau Phoenix. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, he performed in the musical group Frankly Scarlet for several years before writing his first novel. He lives in Natchez, Mississippi, with his wife and their two children.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743234696
SKU 33741105
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0743234693
Release Date 7/1/2003
From the Publisher
Annotation Is he mad? Or is he right? Dr. David Tennant has been working for years on the top-secret A.I. project known as Trinity. But he is beginning to wonder about the ethics of the project--and, when he raises these issues with his colleagues, about his own safety. His mental state deteriorates to the point where he seeks help from a psychiatrist, the beautiful Rachel Weiss, to whom he confides his concerns. And when a key Trinity player is murdered, she is forced to believe that he is not just paranoid and delusional but right on target--and by then it may be too late.
First Line `My name is David Tennant, M.D. I'm professor of ethics at University of Virginia Medical School, and if you're watching this tape, I'm dead.'
Editors Note Resisting those who would use a revolutionary new technology for unethical purposes, doctor David Tennant and psychiatrist Rachel Weiss find themselves running for their lives from a ruthless team of NSA agents and turning to David's unusual dreams for guidance. 150,000 first printing.
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