In World War II, German scientists began many experiments. One never ended.
Roger Greene is a war hero. Raised in an orphanage, the only birthright he knows is the feeling that he was born to fly. Flying against the Axis Powers in World War II is everything he always dreamed―until the day he's shot down and lands in the hands of the enemy. When Allied bombs destroy both his prison and the mad genius experimenting on POWs, Roger survives. Within hours, his wounds miraculously heal, thanks to those experiments. The Methuselah Project is a success―but this ace is still not free. Seventy years later, Roger hasn't aged a day, but he has nearly gone insane. This isn't Captain America―just a lousy existence only made passable by a newfound faith. The Bible provides the only reliable anchor for Roger's sanity and his soul. When he finally escapes, there's no angelic promise or personal prophecy of deliverance, just confusion. It's 2015―and the world has become an unrecognizable place. Katherine Mueller―crack shot, genius, and real Southern Belle―offers to help him find his way home. Can he convince her of the truth of his crazy story? Can he continue to trust her when he finds out she works for the very organization he's trying to flee? Thrown right into pulse-pounding action from the first page, readers will find themselves transported back in time to a believable, full-colored past, and then catapulted into the present once more. The historical back-and-forth adds a constantly moving element of suspense to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Available on Amazon, Deeper Shopping, Kregel
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rick Barry is the author of Gunner’s Run, another World War II novel, Kiriath’s Quest, and over 200 articles and fiction stories. In addition to being a World War II buff, he is the director of church planting ministries at BIEM, a Christian ministry operating in Eastern Europe. He holds a degree in foreign languages, speaks Russian, and has visited Europe more than fifty times. Rick lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit him at facebook.com/AuthorRickBarry, or on Twitter (@WriterRickBarry).
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This book had me captivated from the get-go! Roger is a pilot in the Air Force in WWII - roger that? (A little book humor) He gets shot down over Germany's Third Reich during a air raid, and becomes number seven in the science experiments Dr. is conducting. The goal, a body that will generate new cells quickly, heal itself, and live a very long life. In that way, the elite will become even more intelligent and able to conquer the world.
After years of living in a cell, Roger finally finds way to escape. He has no idea how the world has changed, believing that all these years the world was still at war. He knows no one and has no where to go. Meanwhile... somewhere in America, there is an elite society, the HO. Few people are eligible to become members, those who do are sworn to secrecy and must past the most rigid of testing to move up in the ranks. Katherine, a beautiful and intelligent young woman is part of this organization. Mostly due to her uncle and the memory of her parents and what they wanted for her. Her most recent assignment - Roger. Little does she know what all this involves and how dangerous it can get.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. It started out fast paced, slowed just a little for me in the middle, but that may just have been because I was so eager to get him out of that cell and see what was going to happen to him. Honestly, I had a hard time putting it down. My house work suffered for a few days. The author was creative and fun with Roger's outdated vocabulary and knowledge of the current year and modern times. I enjoyed the reference to God and the Bible. I felt while the author did a great job incorporating faith without making it overbearing.
What can I say? You will not want to miss this one. This is the first time I have read a book by Rick Barry, but it won't be the last I hope.