Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The God Organ By Anthony J. Melchiorri

Immortality is within reach.In 2063, a biotechnological revolution sweeps the nation. Behind this movement is Chicago-based medical giant LyfeGen. The company dominates the biotech industry with their Sustain, an implantable artificial organ designed to grant its recipients near-immortality. But many of those recipients are suddenly dying.

Biomedical scientist Preston Carter developed the Sustain to improve and save lives. Yet there are others that would see him fail. Extreme religious groups, radical movements, and competing corporations would prefer to see LyfeGen collapse rather than allow “the god organ” to fundamentally alter medicine and the human body. In a race against time, Carter must learn to trust resourceful journalist Audrey Cook. She may hold the key to discovering who is sabotaging the Sustain. And with the organ already implanted in his own body, Carter must uncover the truth before he’s killed by his invention. 

                                          My Review                                                

   4 out of 5 stars

A Futuristic Medical Mystery set in the year 2036. An artificial implant named Sustain helps grant those who can afford to get it near immortality.  Now those who could afford to get them are suddenly dying off. 

This book had me hooked in the preface. Not even into the first Chapter and I all of sudden was intrigued by what is going on. We take this thriller of a ride trying to figure out why these people who are supposed to be living longer healthier lives are all of a sudden dying. The story is written from many point of views of people who have crossed paths with or are actually affected by what is going on at Lyfegen and their issue with the Sustain malfunctioning.  Also it seems to touch on ethics. How far would you go to keep your job? What would you do to keep your friends? 

The twist and turns in plot was wonderful and trying to figure who or what causes the Sustain to fail was a fun mystery to try and solve. The ending was perfect.

 I also liked the whole aspect that this may be what our future is looking forward to It actually caused my husband I to have a wonderful discussion about immortality and the effects it would have on the economy and what would we do if we had the option to get something like the Sustain. 

This book was a very enjoyable science fiction medical mystery/thriller. I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery/thriller.


Joel reached out to the glimmering incandescent light bulb and wrapped his fingers around it. It didn’t burn him, even when he clenched it tighter and his mind screamed at him to let go. Instinct was hard to shake. With an unquenchable curiosity, he squeezed the bulb and let out an embarrassing yelp as the glass shattered. Shards projected from his open palm as he rotated and examined his hand. Silver blood streamed between his fingers.

Stepping away from the holofield, he headed back into the main art gallery. He shook his head in quiet amusement and rubbed his hand against his black slacks. No blood actually seeped over his palm and no glass shards were embedded in his hand, but he couldn’t help trying to get rid of the mess. It was just another strange exhibit in the modern art museum, an illusion.

But the pain burning beneath his skull, making his vision swim, was no trick. He fell, his body going numb and his world going black.


THE GOD ORGAN is a near-future medical thriller that takes the reader on a suspenseful ride filled with sinister conspiracies, intriguing biomedical science, and rampant corruption that will leave readers wondering just how dangerous becoming a god may really be.

Anthony J Melchiorri is a writer and biomedical engineer living in Maryland. He spends most of his time developing cardiovascular devices for tissue engineering to treat children with congenital heart defects when he isn't writing or reading.
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