Item description for Body Politic: A Griffin Dowell Suspense Novel by Glyn J. Godwin...
A lawyer for the rich politicians, Griffin Dowell has always looked the other way when it came to shady political conduct. He've even used his legal skills to convince other prying eyes to do the same. But when his CPA friend is murdered and the powers that be attempt to kill Griffin, his legal work suddenly becomes very personal.
Meanwhile, Dr. Avraham Hegel--the top researcher in embro brainstem cell transplantation and a reluctant political ally of the first lady--commits suicide on a lonely country road, leaving his assistant, Amanda Collins, a package, written post-mortem instructions, and an old naked rubber doll. Amanda soon discovers people are willing to kill for what she has, and they will if she does not dicipher the mysteries suddenly surrounding her life.
Two unlikely people, worlds apart, each struggle to uncover deception and deadly greed in hearts of the nations political power brokers.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.09" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2003
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 158660600X ISBN13 9781586606008
Reviews - What do customers think about Body Politic: A Griffin Dowell Suspense Novel?
Glyn's book has brought us back together. May 8, 2004
Glyn and I are first cousins, and therefore, several of his characters have our family names. We had not visted or written each other in many years. Upon finding out about his book from his sister, and purchasing it a few weeks ago, we have been e-mailing each other almost daily. I discovered that his style of writing is unique, and can not be compared with John Grisham's. Glyn's book is not just in a courtroom setting, which can tend to get complicated and boring for the average reader. His having so much knowlege in many fields keeps you thinking, and guessing what next!! I am very proud of my kinfolk, and am looking forward to reading his next novel.
Executive Assistant to the Mayor, City of Mandeville Apr 8, 2004
Finally! A book that has it all - mystery, character, challenge, adventure, romance, power and politics, murder, intimidation, faith and a final overcoming resolve to stand for what is right. All this and the excitement of not being able to guess the next move. I am amazed that this is a first time author. Thrilling to read - plus I have been left with the stirring anxiety that this level of stem cell research could possibly be true. Mr. Godwin do you know something we don't? Truth be told, I will not be "left behind" by Griffin Dowell. I plan to read every one in this series!
Awesome! Dec 17, 2003
I just finished reading this book and I have to agree with those who said that they couldn't put it down and that it would make a great movie! A thumbs up to Glyn Godwin and I look forward to his next novel!
A Riveting Thriller Aug 15, 2003
Body Politic is a political/legal/medical thriller that has no mercy on the reader. It begins a bit slowly with a little girl's dying brain rambling, but after the prologue, there's nowhere to stop.
The characters are well-rounded, and the action is non-stop. What is more, although there are murders and suicides, and other such stuff, Body Politic is written cleanly, not one gratuitous "shock" word, not one gratuitous scene. My young daughter could read it without my worrying!
I loved it!
An Indictment of Today's Rapidly Deteriorating Ethics. Aug 13, 2003
Dr. Avraham Hegel, a top scientist in stem-cell research and confidante of the president's wife suddenly commits suicide. Amanda Collins, his assistant, is left with a small packet and explicit instructions from her boss, including a letter, a key, and a rubber doll.
Griffin Dowell, high-priced attorney to the rich and powerful, known to turn a blind-eye to shady dealings and even encouraged others to do the same, begins to discover things he'd rather not know. Friends and clients have disappeared or turned up dead. And Griffin wants to know why.
Stem-cell research opens a new vein in the controversy of medical ethics. As researchers scramble for successful treatment of paralysis, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease, one question is paramount: Where will they get the donors? This book answers that question, and more. Greed takes over when ethics are compromised for political and monetary gain.
This is an intense read, and not for the squeamish. The two main protagonists each follow a tense, nerve-wracking trail: -Griffin determines to find out what has happened to his friends--and why. Could he have done something to keep them alive? As he struggles with his conscience, what he discovers goes far beyond his beginning suspicions. -Amanda, relentlessly pursued by two men in a white Ford, faces a test in survival as she follows her late boss's instructions. It is plain people are willing to kill for what is in her possession.
I found myself unable to put this book down. One page demands you turn to the next. There is no convenient place to stop reading and close the book until the next time. The twists and turns will keep you reading. While not overtly "Christian," the author weaves in a struggle with neglected faith as Griffin Dowell is forced to deal with the reality of today's eroded moral ethics and the consequences of his own apathy.
Glyn's dedication in this book: "To the 1.4 million--and counting--innocent lives who were denied the right God gave them to live their life." Enough said?
Listed as "A Griffin Dowell Suspense Novel" I am assuming there will be more to come from this author. Personally, I look forward to that.