The Simulacrum (Gunnar Schofield #1)

The Simulacrum Gunnar Schofield Less than a year after discovering a human fossil and a dinosaur fossil found together paleontologist Wayne Oakford is murdered His niece Mary Dillard believes the killer was another scientist who

  • Title: The Simulacrum (Gunnar Schofield #1)
  • Author: Brad D. Seggie Linda W. Yezak
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Less than a year after discovering a human fossil and a dinosaur fossil found together, paleontologist Wayne Oakford is murdered His niece, Mary Dillard, believes the killer was another scientist who was trying to ruin his reputation She hires a private detective, Gunnar Schofield, to investigate the murder While traveling across the country, the pair learns that a secrLess than a year after discovering a human fossil and a dinosaur fossil found together, paleontologist Wayne Oakford is murdered His niece, Mary Dillard, believes the killer was another scientist who was trying to ruin his reputation She hires a private detective, Gunnar Schofield, to investigate the murder While traveling across the country, the pair learns that a secret society of scientists has been falsifying the fossil record to discredit creationism and support Darwin s theory of evolution Will she succeed in clearing Wayne Oakford s name Will the truth about evolution be exposed to the world A fast paced thriller with an intriguing scientific mystery P lenty of similarities to Dan Brown s The Da Vinci Code, that blockbuster page turner This book moves at a similarly brisk pace, with short chapters, snappy dialogue and great chemistry between the two leads as they jet from one destination to another, one revelation to the next, one precarious bit of danger after the other T his thriller delivers Kirkus Reviews

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    1. As both a scientist and a Christian, I was eager to read this book. The Simulacrum is correct in its assertion that evolution is taught as if it's proven instead of still being a theory. Many of the criticisms of macro evolution are deftly presented through dialog to advance the plot. The only area that gave me pause was the motivation behind the bad guys -- scientists who would do anything to cover up any discovery that would challenge evolution theory. But you can't have a mystery/thriller wit [...]

    2. The Simulacrum is a scientific thriller revolving around the origin of man sprinkled with violence, murder and kidnapping. With lots of fast-moving action sprinkled throughout. Mary Dillard is determined to find out who really murder her paleontologist uncle. The mystery becomes far more complicated than she ever imagined. With the aid of private Investigator Gunnar Schofield she discovers a secret society of Scientist determined to protect their version of scientific theory at any cost. Even at [...]

    3. A Must Read for Fans of Suspense/ThrillersBrad Seggie and Linda Yezak have crafted an exceptional mystery suspense-thriller. When Mary Dillard engages the services of private detective Gunner Schofield to clear the name of her murdered Uncle Wayne Oxford, she triggers an avalanche of opposition from the scientific community.Oxford was a respected paleontologist on a quest to determine answers to hidden truths and unravel problems with fossil dating. He was killed just before a meeting at a confe [...]

    4. The title is the first thing I need to talk about. A Simulacrum is a copy of something, a copy that is not of the same quality and is meant to deceive, if I interpret the definition correctly. The novel is not a copy of anything, however. The premise of the novel is different than any novel I have ever readunique and fascinating! The explanations of complex scientific evidence that supports the premise of the novel are cleverly woven into the plot of the story.Seggie and Yezak have posed some fa [...]

    5. This was a good book. It started to feel like the DaVinci code, only reversed. Instead of the Church trying to cover up a scandal, it was the scientific community. The book brought up some interesting views on the science behind evolution and the interpretation of the data we have. I haven't looked into any of the claims that were made, but they were made in a similar fashion of the DaVinci code - information set in a fictional story that may or may not be true for the real world. I'm a Christia [...]

    6. As both a scientist and a Christian, I was eager to read this book. The Simulacrum is correct in its assertion that evolution is taught as if it's proven instead of still being a theory. Many of the criticisms of macro evolution are deftly presented through dialog to advance the plot. The only area that gave me pause was the motivation behind the bad guys -- scientists who would do anything to cover up any discovery that would challenge evolution theory. But you can't have a mystery/thriller wit [...]

    7. Full oftiondventureA page turner full of action, mysrery, and hidden agendas. When her uncle is discredited and murdered she hires a PI to help her. The story heats up fast and involves famous and powerful people. A inviible college wants to keep the belief of Darwin's Evolution and natural selection to continue unchallenged. What happens to archological finds that go against Evolution. They are discredited and hidden from the public. The deeper they dig the fact that a full skeleton was found a [...]

    8. Mary Dillard, the heroin of this story, is shocked when her uncle Wayne is murdered. She hires a rugged, down at heal PI, Gunner, and the pair of them go in search of Uncle Wayne's killer.Mary's shock and grief quickly turn to downright terror, as a hit man pursues them; and all because of a human scull her uncle foundat challenges evolution and proves creation.This was an okay read. It captured me from chapter one, but then lost me in the middle of the book. Although, an occasional, exciting an [...]

    9. I'm a fan of James Rollins' early works (ia, Excavation) and this novel reminds me of those stories. The Simulacrum is a fun read with action and intrigue, and calling into question the practice of teaching theory as absolute fact.The following may contain spoilers.This novel doesn't teach creationism over evolution, nor does it try to push a literal interpretation of the creation account in Genesis. Instead, it asks why some scientists refuse to entertain alternate theories based on new discove [...]

    10. I am interested in the topic of creationism vs, evolution so this book delivers if you are looking for a suspense/mystery that has an evolutionary conspiracy as its theme. There is action and intrigue and a touch of romance. A human skeleton is discovered along with a dinosaur opening up a huge scandal and putting the scientists at risk. Gunnar Schofield, the detective, is likeable and reminded me somewhat of an Indiana Jones type, although he wasn't the scientist. I really wanted to like it mor [...]

    11. Even though: 1) I couldn't pronounce the title 2) I had no idea what it meant (it's explained in the book) 3) This isn't a genre I normally read I couldn't put this book down. Brad Seggie and Linda Yezak owe me a good night's sleep!Mary Dillard's uncle is murdered, at least she thinks so. The police don't agree. So she hires down-at-the-heels private eye, Gunnar Schofield. Together they delve into the dangerous world of academic science that neither knew existed. With a deep underlying message - [...]

    12. Simulacrum?I'll start by saying, "I enjoyed this book."I did have a problem understanding the Science vs Creationism in the beginning of the story. I felt maybe it should have been explained in the story sooner than it was.I would have liked to read more about the back story of the Invisible College. I felt shorted on some of the characters, especially the bad guys.I plan to read book two. I hope some of the characters reappear in the second book. I would like to see some of them get what they d [...]

    13. When a prominent anthropologist is murdered in his Virginia home, the hunt for the killer sends Gunnar Schofield and his client, Mary Dillard, halfway across the country and back. What they discover in their search takes them deeper into the world of secret organizations. What lies have been perpetuated on society all this time? Who is behind them? What do they hope to gain? So much to unravel in so little time . . .

    14. Engaging enough, but I found the lead characters lacking depth. It seems that the book is almost written with a sequel in mind - that the characters can be fleshed out over several books rather than in this first one.The storyline was fine. I did find it somewhat convoluted at times - needing to keep track of who was who and what we think they believed.The book also seemed to finish rather rapidly. Some characters met their demise with little fanfare.

    15. If you are looking for a book that tackles tough issues, is filled with personal struggles, has enough action and suspense to satisfy your thirst for murder, personal combat, car chases, wild motorcycle rides and plane crashes with just a touch of romance too This is a book you have to read. Join Gunnar and Mary as they tackle the iron grip of the Invisible College has on evolutionary science in today's world.

    16. I was enjoying this book and had in mind a five star rating, until I got to the end, except it wasn't the end.Was disappointed to read that the cliffhanger it finished on, may or may not continue/be completed because the authors were waiting to see what the reviews were like first! Sorry but your rating just dropped, so maybe we won't know what comes next.

    17. This is a great spin on the standard archaeological mystery. Great to see facts presented from a Christian perspective, and the authors have definitely done a good job of raising some interesting insights. Add to that a feisty heroine, a hunky-but-haunted detective on a motorcycle and the result is a whirlwind adventure.

    18. Good read!I enjoyed the book thoroughly. I didn't completely understand the scientific jabber but got enough to get the sense of it. Good action scenes and a good job of keeping me guessing at the chief villain. I noticed very few grammar or spelling mistakes, which I appreciate. The only upsetting thing is that I'm ready for the second book and it doesn't exist!

    19. At lastIt is so nice to finally have a story where Christians aren't the bad guys.The writing is a little simplistic; the characters a little too predictable as is the romantic touch. But overall still a good read.

    20. Great book!This book was fast paced and kept me interested, in addition it challenges a lot of popularly accepted "science" and the theory of evolution even though it is not a "Christian" book. If you like a fast paced mystery, here is a good read.

    21. I liked the book it does leave unanswered questions, all in all the plot does start out slow but draws you in and makes you think not just give you the quick ending in the first few chapters if you like mystery's it's a good afternoon read. .I received this book in return for an honest review

    22. Interesting, entertaining and fast-paced mysterySimulacrum comes at you with all the wit and humour of a Hiassen novel, while matching the fast pace and mind bending probe into Christian doctrine of the Davici Code. A thought provoking adventure--bring on the sequel.

    23. I tried, really I did, but this book just wasn't good. I want to enjoy Christian fiction, but Christian writers make it so hard. It's like they assume Christians must be stupid so they write in a simplistic style.

    24. A real adventure!This was a fast paced murder mystery/adventure all rolled up into several car chases. I loved the story and can't wait wait for more.

    25. Nice plotIt was good adventure, but it left it hanging. I would like to read the next book, nice easy read.

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