24 Dec
West Hills Press/a division of Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC soft cover fiction 409 pages

West Hills Press/a division of Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
soft cover fiction 409 pages

This is such a good book. Intelligent subject matter coupled with believable, likeable characters and a storyline that will have you stymied all the way through to the end.

Yale neuroscientist Dr. Ethan Lightman has made a ‘God Machine’ that uses electrical stimuli to create spiritual ecstasy in human test subjects. When Lightman’s colleague and friend is murdered it is discovered that the Logos (God Machine) is being replicated by a top secret CIA program to establish a world-wide belief system in Christianity. Lightman, with the help of a graduate student and an imprisoned Muslim doctor, is thrust into a web of treachery as he attempts to stop the foes before they create a Holy War.


Jeffrey Small lectures on Religion and Spirituality. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale; magna cum laude Harvard Law; and holds a Masters in the Study of Religion from Oxford University in England. He also studied Yoga in India, and practiced Buddhist Meditation in Bhutan.

His first book Breath of God, reviewed here, earned him a Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for best fiction in 2012; and this book The Jericho Deception garnered the Gold Metal for Best Suspense Fiction by the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) 2013.

He is also a sought-after speaker on religion and spirituality. Jeffrey Small lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and daughter, where he is an active member of the Episcopal Church.

Side note: In 2011, Small wrote a very interesting article about mythology and the Bible, for The Huffington Post. If you’re interested, I’ve linked it here.

“…. fighting wars over religion is like arguing about who has the best imaginary friend.”

Yasser Arafat


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