ABOUT THE BOOK
Is there one last undiscovered, great truth?
A moment zero, a place in time that links all cultures and creeds?
A revelation that will unite us all and change the way we see history forever?
Brilliant but burnt-out barrister Ella Blake accepts an apparently simple brief: investigate the mysterious disappearance of an African American polymath from his rooms at Cambridge University. The Inquiry quickly becomes the greatest challenge of her life – solving the mystery of Genesis.
Facing danger at every turn, can Ella find the answers to the riddles and clues left by the missing genius?
Reunited with her estranged daughter, the Inquiry sends them on a quest across the world and through ancient texts.
What is the secret that binds us all?
Who is behind the dark forces that will stop at nothing to prevent the world from knowing the truth?
The Genesis Inquiry is an epic and gripping thriller by the brilliant Olly Jarvis which asks a key question – what can our shared past tell us about humanity’s future?
Ella Blake had been a top Barrister, until three years ago when her world had crumbled after she lost a big court case. Now she tours around in a camper van, keeping herself to herself and had lost touch with her estranged daughter.
Ella is approached by an old acquaintance asking her to try and find out where a missing polymath at Cambridge University has vanished. It is an opportunity to get in touch with her daughter Lizzie, and try and make amends, while at the same time solving this mystery. The first thing they have to find out is what this man had been working on. It isn’t long before their poking into the man’s disappearance puts them in grave danger.
The characters are very engaging from the start, and the plot is fascinating. I did at times find myself checking dates and events in the story, then rushing back to carry on reading. The research for this book is glowing, and how it all gels together fabulously.
The author brings everything to the table with a jaw-dropping story, including car chases, murder, and so much more I am not even going to mention, but believe me, there is something in it for everyone. It is an adrenaline junkie high. Superb!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olly Jarvis is a writer and criminal defence barrister, originally from London but now based in Manchester.
Drawing on his experiences he writes both fiction and non-fiction with a particular understanding of the pressures and excitement of life in the English courtroom. He wrote highly acclaimed Radio 4 drama Judgement exploring a barrister’s thought processes whilst cross-examining a rape victim. His first novel, Death By Dangerous was long listed for the CWA Debut Dagger.
After leaving University, Olly travelled the world, teaching English, with stays in Paris, Singapore and Indonesia.
Years later, using his knowledge of the Indonesian language he returned to Sumatra where he wrote and presented a BBC documentary entitled Mum Knows Best, which compared two neighbouring tribes, one of which has a matrilineal system of inheritance. He is also the founder and presenter on Thecrimehub.com