The Hidden Genes of Professor K

The Hidden Genes of Professor K


Fiction - Mystery - Historical
617 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2017
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Author Biography

As a lawyer with a passion for history and archaeology, Gabriel had to wait for many years before being able to pursue another passion—writing—in earnest. However, his love of books and storytelling started long before that.

‘I remember as a young boy reading biographies and history books with a torch under the bed covers,’ he recalls, ‘and then writing stories about archaeologists and explorers the next day, instead of doing homework. Whilst I regularly got into trouble for this, I believe we can only do well in our endeavours if we are passionate about the things we love; for me, writing has become a passion.’

Born in Budapest, Gabriel grew up in post-War Europe, and after fleeing Hungary with his parents during the Revolution in 56, he went to school in Austria before arriving in Australia as a teenager. This allowed him to become multi-lingual and feel ‘at home’ in different countries and diverse cultures. Shaped by a long legal career and experiences spanning several decades and continents, his is a mature voice that speaks in many tongues.
Gabriel holds degrees in literature and law, speaks several languages and takes research and authenticity very seriously. Inquisitive by nature, he studied Egyptology and learned to read the hieroglyphs. He travels extensively and visits all of the locations mentioned in his books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite

The Hidden Genes of Professor K by Gabriel Farago is a medical mystery thriller novel that would appeal most to a mixed audience of adults and young adults who enjoy fast paced mystery books. Professor K is a world renowned scientist who is close to both death and the biggest discovery he has ever made. Knowing the potential of his discovery, he names Dr. Alexandra Delacroix as the successor to his work. Yet by being named Professor K’s successor, Dr. Alexandra Delacroix has entered a dangerous world filled with greed and ambition as Alistair Macbeth works to uncover Professor K’s research, using any means at his disposal, and steal it for his empire.

The Hidden Genes of Professor K by Gabriel Farago was one of those books that had me captivated right from the very beginning. The number of different characters and stories that take place in the book might be confusing to some people, but it reminded me of the style used by the Game of Thrones TV show. I personally really liked the way Gabriel Farago had so many different story and plot elements woven together in one mystery. I have to say that I found Jack Rogan to be my favorite character; I liked how he was determined to solve the mysteries in front of him and that he was willing to accept help. I have really gotten bored with the whole lone wolf detective thing that has been overdone in mystery books and shows, which made this book a real breath of fresh air!