“The greater the mystery, the greater the power”

In the thriller novel The Young Jesus Clone, published by Helike Publisher, journalist Giovanni Menicocci tells the story of a young leader born in a test tube.

Simone is an orphan with an unexplainable dream. In order to achieve this dream, he graduates college with honors in genetics, imagining the consequences of his success. He feels confident that he would surely win the Nobel Prize in Medicine, as no one before him had succeeded in the feat of creating a clone of Jesus. 

The first time he vocalized this idea, it sounded like a fantastical rant, even to him. But he began to repeat, in front of the mirror, “I am going to clone Jesus,” until he was convinced. It was a plan that could not materialize without the cooperation of a woman to carry the embryo, so he involves Barbara, a student, and pretends to be a seminarian to enter the Turin Cathedral all in order to draw blood from the Shroud of Jesus. The process seems to be unfolding smoothly for the first embryo, with Barbara now passionate about Simon’s devotion to this magnificent goal. 

All goes according to plan, but what paternal conflicts may the young clone experience? What beliefs will he develop as an adult? Will he approve or condemn this grand action of his father’s? Born with the charisma of a leader, but contrary to his parents’ beliefs, he enlists in the army to seek his own adventure.

On one side is Simone, who becomes more and more a victim of his own ambition; on the other side is Alessio, who grows up with ideals that are completely different from his own. An exploration of the courage to make others understand their mistakes at the cost of being criticized.

The thriller novel is available in all bookstores and online (at the following link https://a.co/d/0gMw7dO1) also in ebook. The translation is by writer Jake Fraczek. 

Giovanni Menicocci is a journalist, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2005, he worked as a scriptwriter for Mediaset, writing a sitcom, and collaborated with the movie portal MyMovies.it. He is currently editor-in-chief of the portal Mauxa.com, interviewing actors, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, and artists of all sorts. His first novel, John and Marilyn: The Fragility of the Gods, was met with great reception by audiences and critics alike.