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Moordenaar zonder gezicht

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  713 ratings  ·  96 reviews
Eerder verschenen onder de titel: Des duivels (2006)

Wanneer zijn zeventienjarige Anna op brute wijze wordt verkracht en vermoord, stort de wereld van dr. Davis Moore volledig in. Het politieonderzoek loopt al snel vast: er is geen enkele aanwijziging te vinden voor dader of motief.
Na een jaar haalt dr. Davis Moore de eigendommen van zijn dochter op. Als hij tussen haar spu
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 22nd 2012 by Marmer (first published 2005)
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I have mixed feelings about this book. I don't know if I hate it or like it. I felt that the story was very long and heavy, in parts it was boring and overburdened, and I hated the sex scenes because they were too repetitive. However, the story had a good suspense.
Kitabın konusu süper, olay akışı süper, karakterler orijinal. Böyle olunca haliyle bir solukta bitirdim. Gel gör ki kitaba beş vermeyi düşünürken sırf kitabın sonu beni sinir ettiği için değerlendirmemi üç yaptım. O nasıl bir sondur! Kitapla yazarın suratını tokatlama isteği oluşturdu bende resmen! Beni zirveye çıkarıp oradan aşağı attı. Duygularımla oynadı. Tamam ilginç. Tamam, tahmin edilmedik. Tamam, ters köşe yaptın da böyle b*ktan bir ters köşede olmaz ama! Hiç yakıştıramadım.
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In the near future, cloning is legal. Dr. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor specialzing in reproductive cloning.

His daughter, AK is raped and murdered. The killer escapes. Later, when Moore picks up AK's belongings from the police there is a sample of the killer's DNA. With no other way to catch the killer, Moore uses that DNA to cone a child that will grow up to be the exact replica of the killer.

In a parallel story, Mickey the Gerund is a religious fanatic and considers himself a member of God
The setting is a Chicago very much like the current city but in a universe where human cloning is as common as in vitro is in our world. Cloning, however, is highly controversial and regulated. Dr. Davis Moore, the happily married father of a teenage daughter, is a fertility specialist expert in cloning who becomes the target of a religious fanatic. Although he survives the attack, his happy life is destroyed when his beloved daughter is killed at her after-school job. It seems as if Anna Kat wa ...more
This book was surprizingly good. I read it after seeing the author talk at one of the Humanities Council seminars on Ethics and Genetics.
I would definately not have picked this up on my own. It is a murder mistery that touches on philosophy and psychology all hidden in a futuristic setting. I'm not a sci-fi reader, but this was done tastefully enough that it was quite enjoyable and educational. It definately made me wonder about culture in general and how it will continue to be affected by tech
I am lucky to have come across a book so soon after Hardcase by Dan Simmons which deserves my highest rating.

I had just completed reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro which dealt with a bunch of clones being raised in a private British school so that their bodies could later be harvested for vital organs to be supplied to the people in need of them. With such a potentially controversial, highly-charged plot, I thought I was in for a gut-wrenching novel, what with all the rave reviews and Ne
Full disclosure. I worked on this book. When I read the first 50 pages in manuscript form, I told my boss to reject it. (The opening has since changed...) He told me I was nuts, to keep pressing on. So I did -- on Yom Kippur night, too, and the next day I was just too tired to be hungry. From page 51 to the end I read without moving! It's the definition of unputdownable. One of the best and most brilliantly original thrillers I've ever read.
Jessica Smith
This book was amazing! There was so much going on that the book was by no means predictable. Guilfoile has the reader guessing until the last minute. So many controversial issues. Con? SO many chars, it really needs to be read in a few sittings. Due to other things, I took awhile to read it, which made it difficult to keep all the characters straight. I highly suggest it!
Nov 20, 2007 Nocturna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sci-fi, adventure, mystery, or futuristic fans
I absolutely loved this book. It seemed to combine things that I find very compelling, but are hard to find: a touch of sci-fi with mystery and contemporary technology.

I would love to know about other books that are in this same vein. Recommendations anyone?
Jan 04, 2011 Cass rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mike Wright
This book has crime, science fiction (that really isn't science fiction since human cloning is right around the corner), love, betrayal and mystery. Its one of those books that you want to see the movie, just as long as its exactly like the book.
The plot FAR surpassed the "literary merit." Who cares though? I read it in two days and from Part 2 onward (p. 175) I was very much invested in how Guilfole was going to weave the different character perspectives into the satisfying ending promised by reviewers. I was definitely not disappointed. This story would EASILY make for a chilling and popular movie. If he hasn't already, Guilfoile should submit the screenplay. Literally just finished the last few pages while muttering "whoa," and other ...more
I love this book; it has EVERYTHING in it. I can't believe the many levels that this first time author used in this book. Every person I have recommended to read this book has loved it as well.
One of the better thrillers I've read with loads of surprises sprinkled all through the book. Plus the author tosses in some good issues to make you think.
So many twists and turns that you're left dizzy. It was a very good read that both disturbed and surprised with layer after layer.
Overall, I think I appreciate this book. I did not entirely enjoy reading it - I noticed that for the first third (almost half!) of the book I was constantly getting distracted by stuff around me. The book just wasn't grabbing me.

The majority of the book was set in Chicago, which made me a bit homesick, but I wished for a bit more descriptive prose. The geographical narrative felt like a checklist of street names and a combination of real and fictitious companies/clubs/offices. I never got the r
this is a book that i never would have chosen for myself - i read it for work-related purposes - but i actually really enjoyed the change of pace. it reminded me that i can appreciate a thriller once in a while since i mostly only read memoir and/or pop-fiction. i thought this book was really smart and well-written, and there are about 25 different twists, some predictable but some not, that make it interesting. you can't help but picture it as a movie when you read it, which i enjoyed.

it takes
De karakters
De personages zijn goed uitgewerkt en komen zeer geloofwaardig over. Ze zijn ten opzichte van hun rol goed uitgewerkt en er is duidelijk een verschil tussen de hoofdpersonages en de bijrollen.

De auteur
Nee, het was mee eerste van Kevin Guilfoile. Door de 5 sterren van verwachte ik een super spannend en goed geschreven verhaal. Dit is maar te dele uitgekomen. Het verhaal is goedgeschreven en makkelijk leesbaar, maar echte spanning en een 5 sterren thriller is het voor mij
Dr. Davis Moore is a prominent figure in a controversial field. He is a fertility doctor who uses cutting-edge genetic cloning to give children to those who cannot have their own. Despite what others may think and the threats levied against his life by anti-cloning activists, he knows in his heart of hearts that what he does is a good thing. However, his priorities change when his teenage daughter is raped and murdered. Now, instead of introducing new life to the world, he becomes fixated on the ...more
This book is centered around one of the strangest concepts I have ever encountered, which is saying something considering the number of Sci-fi books I have enjoyed recently. It's a suspense thriller with multiple expeditions into what could almost be called science fiction but isn't quite, considering the very likely possibility that the events posed as fiction by Guilfoile could be very real concerns in the not too distant future. Cloning is a fairly common occurrence in the story and one physi ...more
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This is normally not my genre (as you can see by my other reads). However the author is so good-looking that I ventured into it. (Actually he is married to one of my best friends--I added the good looking in the event he reads this.) The plot is exciting, many twists. Kevin takes an improbable although believable concept about human cloning and weaves it into a really great story, one that is relatable to parents in a heart breaking way, both in his determination to find a killer as well as find ...more
Odalis Namó
Me encanto la única razón por la que le pongo 4 es por el principio que fue un poco lento, pero el final fue intrepidante, me dejo helada, *Justin why u? :c* enserio que Justin no se merecía eso, y el final fue como Oh por dios! yo estaba en el plan: Joan tienes que decirle y luego dije no, mejor no dejemos que Davis deje de lado el sufrimiento y vuelva a ser feliz, enserio que me fascino, , esta novela es genial, léanlo ,denle su tiempo, es muy buena, les encantara :)
Интригуващ и заплетен трилър. Не неразгадаем, в никакъв случай, но определено замислящ и поставящ въпроси, върху които на никой не би му се искало да се замисля.

Най-големият страх на един родител, свръх-развитата наука, заради която се забравят морала, нормите и простичките правила, според които човечеството съществува. За това става въпрос в тази книга, а най-плашещото е, че звучи стряскащо реално и възможно. И то скоро.

Craig Cottingham
The story started out strong. A young woman is brutally raped and murdered, the police have no physical description of her assailant, and the DNA evidence offers no leads. Her father, as it happens, is a geneticist, specializing in human cloning as an infertility treatment (as commonplace in this world as in vitro is in ours, though much more controversial). He hatches a scheme to clone the killer from the DNA evidence, so he at least will be able to see what the killer looked like.

So far, so go
Jun 28, 2012 Joyce rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
De eerste kennismaking met de schrijver Kevin Guilfoile. Dat dit boek al eerder was uitgegeven onder de naam Des Duivels heb ik helemaal gemist.

Het boek beschrijft de zoektocht van dokter Davis Moore naar de moordenaar van zijn enige dochter Anna. Dokter Moore is werkzaam als specialist op het gebied van fertilisatie = klonen. Hij gaat heel ver in de zoektocht naar de moordenaar en overschrijdt daar meerdere grenzen bij, maar voor hem is dit de enige weg om de identiteit van de moordenaar te kun
Had the pleasure of finishing this Chicago-set book while actually in Chicago. I basically never read thrillers, so I can't comment on how this works in that genre, but I liked how this cut across the thriller, near-future science fiction, and even ripped-from-the-headlines genres to create something that pokes at the questions of free will and whether we have a purpose in life. I especially liked the way the video game world worked in the narrative, and the way that the cast of characters expan ...more
Jan Derksen
Jul 12, 2012 Jan Derksen marked it as to-read

Wanneer zijn zeventienjarige Anna op brute wijze wordt verkracht en vermoord, stort de wereld van dr. Davis Moore volledig in. Het politieonderzoek loopt al snel vast: er is geen enkele aanwijziging te vinden voor dader of motief. Na een jaar haalt dr. Davis Moore de eigendommen van zijn dochter op. Als hij tussen haar spullen sporen van DNA-materiaal van de moordenaar aantreft, stelt hem dat voor een dilemma. Moore, specialist op het gebied van fertilisatie an de New Tech Zwangerschapskliniek,

Pamela Brossman
This book was amazing and had such a shock factor at the end for me that I gasped and cried!!! This is not the type of book I usually read. I read a review of it somewhere that intrigued me so I bought it.
The book is set in the future where cloning of humans is common, although not considered a good thing by many. It also has a futuristic video game where people play with avatars of themselves that are so real, the line between the game and reality crosses over.
The main character is searching fo
I read this with friends for our book group. It's a thriller set in the near future, when human cloning has become legal. A geneticist's daughter is killed, and rather than clone his own daughter, he clones the killer using DNA from the crime scene. He becomes obsessed with his daughter's murder and with the idea of being able to look into the killer's eyes. I don't usually read stories in this genre, but I found Cast of Shadows to be pretty engaging, although somewhat weak in the storytelling, ...more
In the near future Dr. Davis Moore is a cloning specialist for couples who are unable to conceive a child for whatever reason. When his 17-year-old daughter is found raped and strangled, he spirals down into a dark depression. When he picks up his daughter's belongings from the police there is a vial of sperm left in the bag...which came from the killer. Dr. Davis breaks the law that requires DNA samples to be taken only from dead humans. He exchanges the donor DNA with the killer's DNA and uses ...more
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Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Guilfoile was raised in Cooperstown, New York, where his father was an executive at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Guilfoile graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1990, and worked briefly in media relations for the Houston Astros baseball club. He was a founding partner of the Chicago design firm Coudal Partners, and a creative director at that company fo ...more
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