ISTINA AND THE APOSTATE - Religion, Genetics, and the Search for Meaning

From the author of The Strong Current Trilogy comes a thrilling novel infused with intelligence and imagination.


Greg Olmsted has written a fictional memoir of Liko, a young Hawaiian man traveling in Italy, addressing the conflict between religion and science. Fans of Olmsted’s will reconnect with Liko in Rome, where he prevents the abduction of a young couple and kills a man in self-defense.


For eleven suspenseful days, Liko seeks the identity of the couple and the motives of their attackers. Along the way he falls in love, shares his observations, thoughts, and feelings about science, religion, art, and love, while visiting the magnificent museums and churches of Florence and Venice.













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