The Methuselah Project by Rick Barry~ Book Review

by adustyframe ~ October 7th, 2015

f5cf9c0a-0ad5-4948-84dc-27dc4ef3437aAbout the book: Nazi scientists started many experiments. One never ended. (This was the sentence that made me choose to review this book!) 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.


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. 


My thoughts:  I enjoyed this book. It did take me a little while to figure out what was going on. The chapters go back and forth in time (considerable distances) and I had to pay attention to keep track. It was interesting and definitely a different sort of book. I found myself angry at part of the story–that’s good! A book that stirs emotions is always good. I did feel that the story wrapped up very quickly and it was sort of like “oh ok whoa” But if you’re interested in a historical mystery intrigue type of book give it a try!


If you’d like to see other reviews check out Litfuse’s page. 

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to give a favorable review. 

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  1. Barbara H.

    This sounds very interesting!

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