What if our DNA holds the solution to the Middle East conflict?
What if there are people willing to kill to keep the secret?
Computer scientist Eric Colburn is anticipating his college graduation and eager to begin life with his girlfriend, Alana, when he receives a cryptic e-mail from his former college roommate, Hamdi. A former classmate of Alana’s in the genetics program, Hamdi has returned home to Cairo to work on an international project that decodes DNA to develop a comprehensive family tree of the human race.
When Hamdi disappears and Eric receives nothing but disinterest and evasions from those who were working with him, Eric feels he has no choice but to investigate, taking a position with the company Hamdi was working for. While there, and with Alana by his side, he uncovers a terrorist plot so dark and explosive that it threatens to shake the very foundations of the world.
With an unforgettable cast of characters — from brilliant scientist to al Qaeda assassins — The Y Factor is a scientific thriller that deftly combines edge-of-your-seat action with a challenge for us to love our enemies … even when that seems impossible to do.