Book Review 5th Floor Below by Menahem Misgav

Title: 5th Floor Below
Author: Menahem Misgav
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Could Israeli scientists have stumbled upon the secret to eternal life?

In a highly secured research facility atop Mount Carmel in Haifa, a group of military scientists are involved in space research. Captain Dr. Naama Kashti, a beautiful young Israeli physicist, is exposed to an unknown substance that made her body undergo very lengthy life cycles during a short period of time. Thus begins a futuristic drama about discovering the formula for both the fountain of youth and the well of desolation. Can this heavenly spark assure its possessor eternal life?

The world is shaken to the core by the stunning possibilities and perils

The dramatic secret shakes the foundations of government and is leaked to the international media. Intelligence agencies of the super powers send greedy fingers to Israel in order to extract fragments of information discovered on Mount Carmel. The Vatican is horrified by the possibility of eternal life that was not given by divine providence. This futuristic science novel is replete with theological explorations of truth, scandalous probing of human nature, and romantic fortitude alongside cynical promiscuity.

In 5th Floor Below, Israeli scientists involved in space research accidentally stumbled upon the possible secret to eternal life. Dr. Naama Kashti, a beautiful physicist was exposed to an unknown subtance that made her body undergo very lengthy life cycles during a short period of time. While science can’t explain what’s happening, this doesn’t stop them from experimenting with what might happen next.

Of course, this news shakes the foundation of the government and when the media gets hold of the news, things get even worse. The Vatican is horrified that eternal life could exist. Intelligence agencies from all over the world are travelling to Mount Carmel to find out more about the scientific miracle that has occured. And it turns out that finding the secret to eternal life might not just be a miracle… It might also be extremely dangerous.

A futuristic thriller about the implications of a discovery so magnificent yet so terrifying it would rattle the world to its core. The characters are endaring, in particular Dr. Naama Kashti herself. Sometimes, the book gets a little science-y, explaining things in a rather lengthy way, but one can easily look over that and instead embrace the fast-paced writing and thrilling twists.

A solid read for fans of futuristic thrillers.

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