The author of this book set up a quiz on Goodreads.com and I decided to play. Well, I’m glad I did because I won, which doesn’t happen often. What I won was a signed copy of The God Complex.
“As he boarded the plane, Paul Benson was not looking forward to his trip to Prague. It was far from the vacation he imagined–visiting his brother, an English teacher, in a land known for its beer, super models, and extravagant architecture. The news of his brother’s tragic suicide left him numb with shock, and he couldn’t get the Czech police officer’s broken English out of his head, “I very sorry … bother die under bridge. You must will come to Praha.”
Upon arrival, police tasked him with deciphering cryptic journals found at his brother’s apartment. As Paul pieces together the journals’ hidden meanings, clues to a diabolical plot begin to surface at the same time someone is out there executing the plan. Will Paul figure it out in time? Will he ever find out who killed his brother?
Inspired by true events, The God Complex takes readers on a thrill ride through Chinese medicine. Failed by his Western doctors, Steve Benson found his cure in the East. Years later he emerged healed and well-trained in their secret arts, but he never forgot the dismissive attitudes of his Western doctors. Follow along as a dynamic conspiracy ensues, pitting Eastern medicine against its critics in the West. As the mystery unfolds, discover the secrets of Chinese medicine and its hidden connection to martial arts. “
I’m only about 100 pages in but it’s shaping up pretty well. I’ll be reading as much as I can over the next couple of days so I can find out how it ends. 🙂
December 16/2011 update…the review
What would happen if a doctor, who relies on western medicine, was given a chance to be taught traditional Chinese medicine? Would that doctor embrace the chance to learn and expand his knowledge, or would he scoff at the ‘crack pots’ who believe in a more holistic approach? What would you do if someone approached you with a totally different way of treating patients symptoms?
Steve Benson has been plagued by various undiagnosed symptoms for years. He inadvertently finds a practitioner of Chinese medicine who sets him on a path of healing.
With real events woven into an intriguing fictional mystery, The God Complex takes you through a twisting journey of unrelenting symptoms, strange medical encounters, traditional fighting skills and finally peace. The characters are believable, the settings are real and Steve Benson’s difficulties finding relief are all too true. If you are interested in alternative medicine, like a page-turner that takes you on an exciting journey, then this book is a must read.
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