Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Soul of the Matter By Bruce Buff

A scientist’s claim that he’s found the secrets of the universe's origin encoded in DNA sparks a race against time to uncover the truth in this fast-paced thriller of science and faith, power and murder, loss and redemption.

Dan Lawson, a former government cyber-intelligence analyst, is surprised to be contacted by his estranged friend Stephen Bishop, a renowned geneticist. Stephen says that he’s discovered amazing information within DNA, including evidence of a creator, and needs Dan’s help to protect his findings. Dan is skeptical and wonders whether he is being manipulated, or if the recent illness of Stephen’s only child, Ava, has caused his childhood friend to fall back on religion for answers to questions best left to science. Spurred by his desire for proof that life has meaning, however, Dan puts aside his doubts and agrees to help.

When an experiment goes terribly awry, Dan realizes he must get to the bottom of Stephen's discoveries. With the help of Trish Alighieri, a pediatric oncologist trying to save Ava’s life, Dan desperately searches for answers—including whether the human soul can survive science’s conquest of nature.

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Bruce Buff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School with finance degrees and has worked as a management consultant and information technology executive. After more years than he’d like to acknowledge, he completed his first novel. In his spare time, he enjoys running, bicycling, and being outdoors, especially on Cape Cod and the Hudson Valley. Bruce and his wife, Claire, are the lucky parents of five children and currently reside in Westchester, New York.

I must say that this novel grabbed my attention from the first page. This thriller will keep you guessing until the end. I really enjoyed reading it and I am sure you will also. This is a thought provoking thriller that touches on the topics of religion and science. Not many people like to discuss these two topics but Buff does it in a exciting way with his fiction novel. If you are looking for a new author give The Soul of the Matter a read. His debut novel will not disappoint. 
I gave this book 4 stars. Give it a try.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Meida for my honest review.


  1. I love suspense books then you add a new author to boot. Sounds awesome.

  2. I am not sure about this one. I may give it a try since it's a new author.

  3. Not to sure that I would like this one.

  4. Thrillers are not for me but I enjoyed your point of view.

  5. Another new author, just what all of us book lovers need. I can't wait to check this one out.

  6. Science and the Bible not me I won't touch that. Bible for me please.

  7. This sounds wonderful. I must read this one, late night reading a good thriller, OHHHHhhhhhh I like that sound of that.

  8. Every now and then, I like to pick up a good suspense novel and read it and this one sounds like one that I would like to read. May just have to find me a copy of it. Thanks, Mary!