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By Jennifer Johnson February 28, 2018
What do an old journal found by a 16 year old boy, a Nazi physician and the research of a grad student have in common? The answers are in the riveting, fast-moving thriller, THE KANTZ JOURNAL.
Who will harness and control the information in the journal about genes and heart diseases is the exciting basis for the plot of the book. Author Dr. Doug Christie has the unique background to
describe modern genetic methods in an interesting and informative way. His writing about the complexities of genes and DNA is clear yet never slows down the plot or diminishes the reader's investment
in the characters. I really liked this book. The major characters were fascinating and new international players with varied intentions about how to use the information in the journal kept the
suspense high. If you are looking for a riveting adventure thriller with characters you can care about, I highly recommend THE KANTZ JOURNAL.
By Seth on October 22, 2017
I really enjoyed the elements of mystery and suspense which were introduced early and brought to fruition midway thru the book! I particularly enjoyed the twist towards the end, but I'll let you
read it yourself to find out what that was. My favorite characters were Eli and Carter, and both were developed quite well. I would suggest this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries!
By JILL on October 21, 2017
Not one to just pick up a book to read, a friend recommended this book to me. After reading the first few pages, I was hooked! A wonderful story involving genetics, history and intrigue, Dr
Christie does a masterful job of explaining the intricacies of the story, all the while keeping the reader enthralled. I can't wait to see the movie, as this story would make a wonderful one.
By Jim Wilson on October 20, 2017
If this book was not listed as fiction, I would find it easy to believe it was a true story. The story line is very realistic, and the plot grips. It is an exciting read.
By Terry P on October 14, 2017
This is a good book with an interesting premise. With elements of history, subterfuge, document decoding, theft, campus politics, looming deadlines, and medical research,
there is a little something for everyone. The author did a good job of tying up all of the loose ends at the end of the book. A great job for a first book. It will be interesting to see what Dr.
Christie does for a second book.
By Eric True on October 10, 2017
This was a gripping and suspensful drama combining two of my most fascinating subjects - modern medical mysteries and World War II Nazi intrigue. I highly recommend
By Robert Biddle on October 7, 2017
Most of my personal reading is non-fiction and this is what I am typically drawn to. "The Kantz Journal" was a fast-read historical-fiction-scientific mystery and the
author's writing kept me hooked, especially on the characters. The historical and scientific writing was very well done. This was a nice read to have with me as I traveled to-and-from over the last
couple of months. Kudos and I look forward to the next book by Dr. Christie!
By Paul Viscovich on September 20, 2017
Field work and clinical research into genetic mutations sounds about as exciting as Monday morning, but in the capable hands of Dr. Doug Christie, the subject comes alive
with the suspense, urgency and intrigue of a thriller. The fast moving plot and carefully developed characters racing against time and each other to obtain and decrypt the diary of a long-dead Nazi
doctor makes for a page-turning medical mystery.
This book is a very promising debut. It would have benefited from closer editing to resolve occasional chronological discrepancies, and allowing the actions and dialog of the characters a larger role
in moving the story forward would have helped. But these minor criticisms notwithstanding I thoroughly enjoyed it. Let's hope Dr. Christie follows up with another novel soon!
By Anna Behnke on September 15, 2017
Amazingly hard to put down. Suspenseful and thrilling, it is also incredibly accurate both scientifically and historically. Although it deals with high level genetics, it
is an easy and fun read!
By MP on September 15, 2017
This is a wonderful mystery story that combines past, present and future science in a heart-warming tale. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys medical dramas.
By Wayne B on September 7, 2017
The book was well written and when I started it, I had to finish it to find out what happened. The author did an excellent job of intertwining different stories into one.
It did a good job of laying out every person's roll in the story; you had to get through the whole story to find out how they are tied together. The story is also a reminder of the horror that the
Jews faced in the concentration camps. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.
By Michelle S. on September 2, 2017
An engaging contemporay novel with a tightly-woven plot that took me into the past and raised intriguing questions. Dr. Christie created interesting characters each driven
by their own motives that brought history to life.
By Dwight C. on August 17, 2017
This was a very well written medical mystery that kept me spell bound. I finished this book in record time for me as I found I couldn't put it down. The author obviously
has an extensive back ground for this type of writing which makes the tale all the more realistic. I can't wait for the next book from this author! The Kantz Journal is a huge success!
By Julie P. on August 11, 2017
This is a very well written book that kept me glued to it's pages for days. You will not be able to put it down. While it was clear that the author understood the inner
workings of both academic and medical research, the addition of historical events of WWII and the knowledge that medical research was done on Nazi camp prisoners, adds an interesting twist that will
make you anxious for the outcome of the story. The characters are realistic and in no time you'll find yourself rooting for Carter and Conner and hoping nothing bad happens to them. I can't wait to
recommend this book to family and friends.