The Footprints of God is a thriller novel written by American author Greg Iles. It was published in hardcover in by Scribner, then in March by Pocket. The Footprints of God has ratings and reviews. Mike said: We were introduced to Greg Iles when we attended one of my partners weddings in Natch.. . Wildly unbelievable tale of a sentient computer that—what else?—seizes control of the Internet, the world’s military defense systems, and a.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Footprints of God. Gfeg and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author comes a cutting-edge new thriller rich with imagination and vision. In the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle stands a corporate laboratory much like the others nearby.
But behind its walls, America’s top scientists work around the clock to attain the holy grail of the twenty-first century — a supercomputer footprijts From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author comes a cutting-edge new thriller rich with imagination and vision. But behind its walls, America’s top scientists work around the clock to attain ot holy grail of the twenty-first century — a supercomputer that surpasses the power of the human mind.
Appointed by the president as ethicist to Project Trinity, Dr. David Tennant finds himself in a pressure cooker of groundbreaking science and colossal ambition. When his friend and fellow scientist is murdered, David discovers that the genius who runs Project Trinity was responsible and that his own life is in danger.
Unable to reach the president, and afraid to trust his colleagues, David turns to Rachel Weiss, the psychiatrist probing footprintz nightmares that have plagued him during his work at Trinity. Rachel is skeptical of David’s fears, but when an assassin strikes, the two doctors must flee for their lives. Pursued footprins the globe by ruthless National Security Agency operatives, David and Rachel struggle to piece together the truth behind Project Trinity and the enormous gdo it could unleash upon the world.
Ile constant danger deepens their intimacy, Rachel realizes the key to Trinity lies buried in David’s disturbed mind. But Trinity’s clock is ticking Mankind is being held hostage by a machine that cannot be destroyed. Its only hope — a terrifying chess game between David and the Trinity computer, with the cities of the world as pawns.
But what are the rules? How human is the machine?
Can one man and woman change the course of history? Man’s future hangs in the balance, and the price of failure is extinction. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Footprints of Godplease sign up. Sounds very much like a sci-fi novel I read in Junior High, many decades ago; and like the precursor to the Terminator series. Is there anything about this book that distinguishes it from other computers-are-taking-over tomes?
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. We were introduced to Greg Iles when we attended one of my partners weddings in Natchez, MS where he lives. His books about the area are promoted on most tours and I’ve liked many of them but that is another story. I found this book a bit of a bore. It is apparently a rationalization of an inability to come to grips with a Christian upbringing, the visible evidence of death ending the existence of the conscious mind, forever, and the existence of an almost universal belief in some kind of “god” a We were introduced to Greg Iles when we attended one of my partners weddings in Natchez, MS where he lives.
It is apparently a rationalization of an inability to come to grips with a Christian upbringing, the visible evidence of death ending the existence of the conscious mind, forever, and the existence of an almost universal belief in some kind of “god” across the mass of mankind.
Not a recommended read This book was dumb. The story line was ridiculous and all the intrigue and good vs. He’s a good writer, but this was not a good book.
I put mine straight into recycling. It took half of the book before anything happened. Then the main character thought he was god. Tedious I finished this because I finish most books I pick up but it was hard.
I just couldn’t get excited about the yod or the characters. However not a fan of this one at all. Much too long, not believable, too much religion, almost stopped reading many times. No more Greg Iles for me. Storia brutta e accrocchiata. Evitatevelo o regalatelo a qualcuno che gdo vi piace.
Audiobook, downloaded from online Library. Fantasy is not usually my genre. The problem for me was the pseudo theological premise of the book. My faith is Christian and I have very definite beliefs. But the development of the story in this aspect just didn’t make sense to me. It is very difficult to even put into words my evaluation of this book and why I didn’t like it.
I will probably not read Greg Iles again. He i Audiobook, downloaded from online Library. He is not a match for me as a reader. I have to agree with the other 14 people on Amazon that this book is bad. I really like Greg Iles audios, but this one was a lemon that I am glad I only paid a dollar for.
It was abridged, and maybe I was missing something.
If it had been unabridged, I may have quit halfway through; six hours was too long. There was too much religion replacing or explaining science.
This book requires a huge suspension of disbelief.
I didn’t know it was science fiction when I picked it up. The characters were stereotypes. Germans who dislike Jews. Chinese who speak broken English. Some parts were fast paced and I hoped the author could do more. The chase scenes are the only good part of the book. I got toward the end and didn’t agree with nor appreciate the things the author was saying about God and the inference that the world just evolved so I quit reading the book.
I believe God created the world and made man in His own image. We didn’t just evolve. The people who believe in evolution probably also believe that the dictionary came from an explosion in the library. This is an extraordinarily bad book. One of the worst I have ever managed to finish. This is the kind of book where nerdy amateurs safely run through a sea of bullets launched by elite military troops.
The only reason I finished it was to learn how the author ties up all the bizarre disparate and desperate story lines. This was the only Greg Iles book I’ve ever been disappointed in.
He veered into pseudo-religion early on, and ended up trying to imitate Tom Clancy. Both were ill-advised choices. Glad I didn’t hold this book against Iles. The rest of his work has been clever and original. It starts well as a sci-fi novel with the pace of a good thriller. Then it turns into a mess of religion and philosophy that is probably meant to be deep but is just nonsensical. This ruins the whole book. The theology feels like college level spiritual awakening.
The plot seems a thin thread for a point the author wants to make. Reading Abraham Joshua Heschel or Dogen is more satisfying. I blasted through the first few hundred pages, then it went downhill, blasphemous even. Definitely not written by someone with any understanding of God.
The Footprints of God
Even taking that into consideration, I found it hard ules finish. Greg Iles is my favorite author. In general, I love his work. This story was kind of trite and had a totally unbelievable and unsatisfying ending. Not one of my favorites from this favorite author at all.