“We now have tangible, indisputable proof that the Methuselah Project is a success. Congratulations, Captain Greene. You are the Third Reich’s first Methuselah man!” Rick Barry writes in his book, The Methuselah Project.
~ What ~
Covering over seven decades, Captain Roger Greene finds himself in a precarious position when he is shot down during World War II and becomes a war prisoner in Germany. But this is no ordinary prison. It is the Methuselah Project run by a rogue organization that experiments on soldiers, trying to extend their lives to a thousand years, and Roger is the only one who has survived.
A young woman named Katherine, who has connections with the Heritage Organization, is unknowingly caught up in the situation when she helps Roger escape from being hunted down in America.
The chase is on with Roger having to verify his identity before the organization catches up with him to make sure no one knows of the scientific “fountain of youth” discovery. Turning often to God for help, the two try convince others the old man with an energetic, athletic body is not crazy.
~ Why ~
The book starts in 1943 and takes the reader to present day where much has changed in the world. I found it engaging for the main character to have been misled and unaware what has happened while he was confined and remained youthful.
~ Why Not ~
Containing no profanity or overtly sexual scenes, topics of murder, death, and war may not be appropriate for immature readers.
~ Who ~
Having authored two other novels and written over two-hundred articles, WWII buff Barry is the director of BIEM, a Christian organization in Europe. He lives in Indiana.
~ Wish ~
The novel was quick and entertaining but a little predictable as it raced toward the abrupt ending. I wish there could be a sequel to what happens next in Roger and Katherine’s lives.
~ Want ~
If you like a blend of the past involving German Nazi ideals with a touch of romance, conspiracy, and intrigue, this is a great selection. Several times I got caught up in the story, wondering if it could realistically happen.
Thanks to Kregel Publishing for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reviewer’s honest opinion.
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