Glass Road PR Blog Tour: The Y Factor by Liam Roberts

Posted 15 March, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
The Genographic Project is mapping hundreds of thousands of DNA samples to create a comprehensive human family tree. Two employees of the project, Eric Colburn and Alana McKinsey, have stumbled on a plot by a brilliant Muslim scientist, Dr. Ahmed Alomari, who has co-opted the project. Eric blows the whistle and is targeted by al Qaeda assassins.

A Mossad agent uncovers the explosive plot: Alomari plans to inflame the Muslim faithful with genetic proof that will vindicate Ishmael as the rightful heir of the Abrahamic covenant.

While on assignment, Alana disappears in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan, a tenuous ally in the war on terror.

Eric sets out, determined to rescue her against impossible odds.

Will the U.S. be willing to test the resolve of a Muslim nuclear power?

Will Eric and Alana survive the perennial struggle between the descendants of Abraham?

The Y Factor will keep you engaged as these subplots come to a breathtaking climax!
About the Author:
LIAM ROBERTS experienced a mountain-top conversion at a Young Life camp in the Colorado Rockies as a teenager. This single event shaped his life as no other.

Liam’s career began with a degree in Psychology and an MBA. He’s pursued excellence across four different industries and taught college Economics.

Liam has been married for thirty-three years to his lovely wife, Marsha, who blessed him with three incredible children. Their daughter is an accomplished chef at an exclusive restaurant. Their two sons are graduates of the United States Naval Academy. One is a member of the Navy Special Operations Forces, the other is a Navy pilot.
A Highlighted Review:

The Y Factor for Liam Roberts is a fast-paced action packed thriller about
genetics and terrorism. Eric Colburn takes a job at the National Genographic
Society after the mysterious disappearance of a friend who was working for
the company in Egypt. His girlfriend Alana also takes a job with them in
hopes of discovering the truth. The two quickly find themselves caught up in
a high-stakes game of terrorism and intrigue that puts their lives at stake.
Ahmed Alomari, a shadowy Muslim figure has a secret plan to elevate Muslims
into positions of power around the world with the information the Society is
discovering in its genetic research, and he’s not about to let Eric and
Alana get in his way. There’s lot of action and nail-biting suspense as the
couple travels around the world, battle robed figures, and try to get to the
bottom of Alomari’s insidious plot. Alana’s faith carries her through the
rough spots, and Roberts does a good job of making both characters realistic
in their prayers and discussions about religion. The book ends with too many
unanswered questions. Eric never discovers the truth about his friend’s
disappearance, the initial impetus for his joining the company, and the
truth about Alomari’s research is never disclosed. If there’s going to be a
sequel, these questions really need to be addressed. If this is a
stand-alone it’s serious flaw in the plot. His descriptions of a Navy SEALS
mission seems incredibly realistic and is a highlight of the novel.
Thank you to Glass Road Publicity for providing me with a copy of this book
for review.
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