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The Athena Factor

3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  98 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Bizarre celebrity thefts are occurring all over the world: A piece of hair from John Lennon, Julia Roberts' bed linens, and Sheela Marks, Hollywood's hottest actress, is constantly being approached in odd ways by obsessed fans literally out for a piece of her. Paranoid and desperate for her own safety, she turns to her security expert, ex-Marine Lymon Bridges, who must mat ...more
ebook, 480 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Forge Books (first published 2005)
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Jan 24, 2015 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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the dynamics and relationships would sell the book on its own, but I found the questions of social and political consequence of our knowledge and manipulation of DNA and clning to be the most provokative aspect of the story. Do we have the legal right to our DNA or can someone trade mark it without consideration of the individual. Wha is the moral compass that will guide us into the next century like many other science fiction authors W. michael Gear brings to qu
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Oct 20, 2015 Kendall Goossen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked Sheela's redemption slowing down with acting, and stopping to take a bike ride with her bodyguard, flushing the drugs.
Dec 04, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book at Dollar General and I got it as it did sound interesting but it surpassed my expectations quite a bit, truth be told.

I found an interesting plot that was well written at a great pace. I recall being rooted to a kitchen chair next to my stove with the vent on so that I could smoke while I devoured as many pages as possible without having to step out in the cool to take smoke breaks. Well worth the dollar spent.
Oct 04, 2008 Tory rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This story had a whole lot of build up and very little pay off.

I think that the ending was meant to be thought provoking, but it was hard to take it seriously as it treated the reader as ridiculously ignorant throughout. Repetitious description is one of the things that annoys me most in a book, and this one had it in spades.

I don't really have anything more to say about it.
Jan 17, 2012 Mickey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up in an airport bookstore, when I was a little desperate and needed to read SOMETHING. So, not very high expectations. That was a few years ago. That I still remember the book and that the issues and situations it presents still stick with me says something about how thought-provoking the book was for me. Definitely exceeded my expectations -- I would recommend it.
Fredrick Danysh
Across the globe people connected to the development of cloning are kidnapped. Five years later prominent young fertile women are being abducted or having DNA samples stolen. Actress Sheela Marks is one of the victims. As her bodyguard stoves to protect her, she tries to deduct who and what is going on.
Sep 06, 2012 Tom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A light read that did not involve a lot of thought. The story moved along fairly well. I liked the societal implications of the genetic tinkering. They are probably a little too close to the future truth.
Jun 16, 2010 Tim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting premise, and written in an enjoyable style, but sometimes characters seemed unrealistically obtuse just to serve the plot... and then the ending seemed contrived
Nov 21, 2009 Peter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I would have expecting a hell of a book. Here is a great teacher who know how to play his field. The starting waS a little dull but the ending was good.Grand Zuri = Duri
Katy Stauber
Oct 30, 2007 Katy Stauber rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not even all the painkillers I was on last night could make this book good. Stupidest plot ever compounded by some truly retarded characters. Quit halfway through.
Apr 15, 2008 Athena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this as a gift, but of course, I had to read it! It was good and I enjoyed reading it.
Jul 27, 2011 Roxie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another great book by micheal gear
Jun 14, 2013 Dawn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Just plain cheesy and goofy.
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W. Michael Gear was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the twentieth of May, 1955. A fourth generation Colorado native, his family had been involved in hard-rock mining, cattle ranching, and journalism. After his father's death in 1959, Michael's mother received her Master's degree in journalism and began teaching. In 1962 she married Joseph J. Cook, who taught tool and die making, and the fam ...more
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