The Soul of the Matter (A Novel)

thesoulofthematter

Title:  The Soul of the Matter (A Novel)

Author:Bruce Buff

Pages:432

Year:2016

Publisher:Howard Books

Series: The Soul #1

My rating is5stars.

First, I want to thank the author for responding to my note posted to him on his site!

How does one convey the complexities of science, faith, and power hungry governments who will do anything to obtain a program that is supposed to give them power?  Here is a fictional work that explores vast areas of science and faith, taking these issues from various disciplines and then adding to the mix the possible outcomes that influence the main characters in the novel.

My mind was blown away by the amount of research the author did to write such a novel.  I was entranced by the multitude of characters and the ways they interacted that at times either led me to think they were the good guys or they were not.  The first main character that interested me was Stephen Bishop who is studying DNA and supposedly going to share his findings with a shadow organization in order to obtain a cure for his daughter, Ava.  Stephen enlists the help of an old school chum who worked in the intelligence field to help protect his covert work from being hacked or discovered.Dan Lawson is that man, but he has been withdrawing from humanity because he can’t find answers to the questions stirring his soul.

In time, Dan meets Trish who is an oncologist, but she seems to possess some type of manner to help Dan as he is searching for answers and evil people.  At times, the scientific part of the novel was over my head, but that didn’t deter me because of the many possibilities the plot line could go kept me reading.

There isn’t any way I can accurately depict the story line and the many twists and turns the plot takes that kept me at times on the edge of my seat!  All I do know is I have never read a novel of this caliber that is suspense-filled and includes many mysteries.  There are some characters that are searching for answers either in science or in the realm of faith either for their own life or for various organizations that take one deeper into the book for hours.

When I finished reading, my mind was buzzing with where the fictional tale took me and where it might take me in the next book. According to Amazon, this is book one in a series.  I am just astounded after I read the book to remember this is Brice Buff’s debut novel and it is absolutely captivating!  I hope many will sit down and enjoy the book as I look forward to hearing what other readers think when they turn the last page!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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