The Methuselah Project
Roger Greene is living his dream as a WWII fighter pilot. He’s a war hero with a great record, having shot down many enemy planes. The day Roger is shot down of Germany his life changes forever. Rather than killing him or registering him as a POW, the Germans keep Roger as a subject to experiment on. After being injected with a mysterious substance he finds that his body miraculously heals instantaneously and he stops aging. Roger is the only success in a secretive program called the Methuselah Project. This success ends up being the reason he is held captive for 70 years, researchers are looking for a way to replicate his genes. In 2015, he finally meets a research assistant, who feels for him and plots a way to help him escape. When he finally outsmarts his captors and escapes, Roger finds himself in the middle of modern society that he does not understand at all. On top of that, there are people on the hunt for him, willing to do whatever it takes to silence him. Roger must try and navigate a new and curious world while fighting for survival.
This book was a page turner. It felt a bit like the story of Captain America, but with some added twists. The writing is well done and captivating, it kept my attention from the first word to the last word. The plot was intriguing and the characters were easy to relate to. This is the kind of story that makes everyone wonder about its plausibility and contemplate what it would look like if it was a reality. This is the first I’d heard of Rick Barry, but I think I’ll be checking out some of his other books.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.