Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Father's Child” as Want to Read:
The Father's Child
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Father's Child

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
John Truman, a bright, introverted, college student belongs to the New Dawn...he just doesn't know it yet. The 300-year-old, Oxford-based, secret society designed him, created him, and built their organization to interface with him. They cannot survive without him; he cannot survive without them. All he wants is a simple, normal life of hanging with his friends, succeeding ...more
Kindle Edition
Published November 21st 2010 (first published November 2010)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Father's Child, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Father's Child

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jaidis Shaw
May 20, 2011 Jaidis Shaw rated it liked it
The Father's Child by Mark Adair is a techno-thriller that is jam-packed with twists and turns. John Truman is just an average guy, or at least he seems to be. The book opens with your average college party and John is not the party type. After hiding out for as long as he can, he slowly tries making his way downstairs to blend in among friends. Only things take a wild turn and masked men decide to crash the party. Armed with serious weaponry, they demand that one of John's close friends, George ...more
Sue Palmer
Mar 14, 2011 Sue Palmer rated it really liked it
What a fantastic read!
This book is listed under the Thriller genre but is much more than that! The story is intriguing, you just never know what is going to be around the next corner, it is full of twists and turns, with a bit of romance thrown in as a bonus.
I thoroughly enjoyed how the plot developed and halfway through i was just baffled at how it would end.
It didn't disappoint ....the conclusion was exciting, unexpected and very different!
I would highly recommend this book, it was well writte
Keryl Raist
Mar 14, 2011 Keryl Raist rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lex Write
Aug 08, 2011 Lex Write rated it liked it
I am sort of a sucker for secret society books. I like the creepy and mysterious aspect that they provide and this book did not disappoint. New Dawn had all of the makings of a Kool-Aid drinking cult.(Paul the comic relief character makes a joke about it)
The Father’s Child starts at a party thrown by a group of friends known collectively as The Beatles because their names are John, Paul, and George (very cute) and we get to see a pretty good picture of the main characters personalities. John is
Sue Owen
May 28, 2011 Sue Owen rated it really liked it
This was billed as a thriller but it is so much more than that. It’s riddled with philosophical ideas about the character’s, life, hope and what is true happiness. I say riddled because it’s definitely not dripping or over done in any way. This book is well written and kept me guessing as to where it would all end. It is definitely not a casual read. If you want a run of the mill thriller with no thought put into it, this is not the book for you. The author has gone inside the minds of the main ...more
Murphy's Library
Jun 05, 2011 Murphy's Library rated it liked it
from Murphy's Library —

John Truman is an ordinary guy, he has a good job, good friends and a relatively good life. Well, maybe he’s not that ordinary, because he speaks Latin as much as he speaks English—something that sometimes bothers his friends, who have to keep asking him what does he mean with those old words.

When one of his closest friends is kidnapped, he has no idea how much his life is about to change. Two years later, the Police still has no clue about w
Mark Adair
Dec 03, 2010 Mark Adair rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: suspense/thriller fans
Shelves: techno-thriller
"Mark Adair's 'The Father's Child' is a roller coaster, bungee jump, and treasure hunt all rolled into one! The story quickly develops a team of main characters, each of them uniquely talented with very intriguing personalities. You quickly get inside their heads; understand their motivations, desires, quirks and their synergistic dependencies...and BAM! There's an unexpected event that propels the college companions on a thrilling journey filled with suspense, mystery and high-tech adrenaline. ...more
Charles Markee
Jan 03, 2011 Charles Markee rated it really liked it
Generally a good read, especially the first 3/4 of the book. Part of the last section included the protagonist in a state of confusion, which left me in a state of confusion. It became a difficult read during that short segment. Otherwise the book was quite creative, well written and filled with authentic scenes.
Mar 18, 2011 Jeanne rated it liked it
I just cant decide if I liked this book or not, it was well written fast paced at times. But there just something I guess I just did not get out of the story line. When I was done I did not think I compleatly understood the story and felt I was missing someting deeper that want I was processing..?
Sally Bennett
Review pending at Red Adept Reviews
Feb 28, 2012 Eva rated it really liked it
My complete review can be found on my blog.
May 01, 2011 Jack rated it liked it
Interesting plot for this book, but I thought the telling of it lacked definition, especially towards the end and the characters were portrayed as somewhat juvenile
Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith rated it it was amazing
Nov 28, 2010
David rated it did not like it
Jun 13, 2014
Kathie rated it it was amazing
Aug 19, 2015
Joel Sherman
Joel Sherman rated it liked it
Nov 11, 2014
Jessebell rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2011
Michelle White
Michelle White rated it liked it
Sep 08, 2014
Carl Stymiest
Carl Stymiest rated it really liked it
Feb 07, 2011
Mark Adair
Feb 08, 2011 Mark Adair rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: techno-thriller
Tracy Riva
Tracy Riva rated it really liked it
Mar 20, 2011
Rick F.
Rick F. rated it it was amazing
Jan 15, 2011
Vicki Valenta
Vicki Valenta rated it really liked it
Jul 23, 2012
Faith Mortimer
Faith Mortimer rated it really liked it
Mar 09, 2011
Jennifer Peters
Jennifer Peters rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2013
Jim rated it really liked it
Sep 01, 2011
Roxanne rated it did not like it
Feb 03, 2011
Harry rated it liked it
Dec 05, 2011
Daintysasquatch Sterling
Daintysasquatch Sterling rated it it was amazing
Dec 03, 2010
Wendy rated it it was ok
Oct 21, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Mark Adair spent over twenty-five years in the Information Technology world designing and developing complex software systems for clients such as the US Navy, Disney, and Lockheed Martin. One evening, after the latest 14 hour workday in a string of many, he struggled to wind down. Looking for a place to escape, he grabbed his trusty laptop and began writing a suspense story about a guy named John ...more
More about Mark Adair...

Share This Book