The Methusaleh Project by Rick Barry

The Synopsis:

Nazi scientists started many experiments. One never ended.

Roger Greene is a war hero. Raised in an orphanage, the only birthright he knows is the feeling that he was born to fly. Flying against the Axis Powers in World War II is everything he always dreamed–until the day he’s shot down and lands in the hands of the enemy.

When Allied bombs destroy both his prison and the mad genius experimenting on POWs, Roger survives. Within hours, his wounds miraculously heal, thanks to those experiments. The Methuselah Project is a success–but this ace is still not free. Seventy years later, Roger hasn’t aged a day, but he has nearly gone insane. This isn’t Captain America–just a lousy existence only made passable by a newfound faith. The Bible provides the only reliable anchor for Roger’s sanity and his soul. When he finally escapes, there’s no angelic promise or personal prophecy of deliverance, just confusion. It’s 2015–and the world has become an unrecognizable place.

Katherine Mueller–crack shot, genius, and real Southern Belle–offers to help him find his way home. Can he convince her of the truth of his crazy story? Can he continue to trust her when he finds out she works for the very organization he’s trying to flee?

Thrown right into pulse-pounding action from the first page, readers will find themselves transported back in time to a believable, full-colored past, and then catapulted into the present once more. The historical back-and-forth adds a constantly moving element of suspense to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


A-MAZ-ING! I absolutely love WWII Fiction and this one will definitely be sticking with me for a very long time! The suspense present in this story, as well the humor, keeps the book in your hands as you read, anxiously, page after page. The characters, the twists, and especially the history makes The Methusaleh Project a very engaging book well worth reading!

This book is not your standard length novel, as it is about halfway between a novella and a novel, (and I would have welcomed another 100 pages or so), but it didn’t necessarily feel like anything was missing. The ending is a perfect set up for a sequel *crosses fingers* yet as the reader, I was satisfied with how it ended should a sequel not come out.

There was a decent amount of action and some romance that will satisfy either gender of reader, as well as some good Christian reflections. There are a few sexual comments thrown around, but they aren’t violent nor is there any cussing.

Overall, I rate The Methusaleh Project 5 out of 5 stars and look forward to the next book that Rick Barry will come out with!

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Rayleigh GrayRayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.