For the general interest listener, this book surveys DNA and its resulting technologies and applications. It provides historical context and a better feel for emerging biotechnology applications. There are a section or two where the justification for support of the science appears a bit "preachy", however this is easy to overlook in the broad sweep of topics treated fairly SNP's and all.
I am not the only one (there are three of us who listened to this book) who found this too long and too confusing. The circuitous nature of the story, why did we keep coming back to Henry? The interesting historical references to anchor the ideas helped a bit.
I enjoy Harlan Coban's mysteries and have just finished this gem set during the US Open for golf. The plot is loaded with twists and turns and it seems everyone has a motive to kill or kidnap! While the ending is a bit of an all too quick wrap up I enjoyed the story and was disappointed that there was no more.
The narrator excels on all the parts except the sidekick Esmerelda (Esmee) where the accent falls short.
An inventive device of a story within a story defines "The Art of Detection". Enjoyable characters and a good narration make for a very entertaining murder mystery.
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