The Butterfly Room

. . 'Absorbing family sagas set in glamorous locations' - Daily Mail 'Captivating . . . This multi-generational tale is a poignant yet uplifting novel that strikes just the right balance with its tone and characters.' - Woman's Own

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529014972

Category: Fiction

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Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2019 The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Full of her trademark mix of unforgettable characters and heart-breaking secrets, The Butterfly Room is a spellbinding, multi-generational story from Sunday Times bestseller Lucinda Riley. Posy Montague is approaching her seventieth birthday. Still living in her beautiful family home, Admiral House, set in the glorious Suffolk countryside where she spent her own idyllic childhood catching butterflies with her beloved father, and raised her own children, Posy knows she must make an agonizing decision. Despite the memories the house holds, and the exquisite garden she has spent twenty-five years creating, the house is crumbling around her, and Posy knows the time has come to sell it. Then a face appears from the past – Freddie, her first love, who abandoned her and left her heartbroken fifty years ago. Already struggling to cope with her son Sam’s inept business dealings, and the sudden reappearance of her younger son Nick after ten years in Australia, Posy is reluctant to trust in Freddie’s renewed affection. And unbeknown to Posy, Freddie – and Admiral House – have a devastating secret to reveal . . .

The Butterfly Room

The answer is simple. Become involved. Be a friend. You may be just the perfect person at the perfect time to offer the love and support that is needed. The Butterfly Room is Carols reflection on the sudden loss of her husband.

Author: Carol Jordan

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512785415

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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Unplanned or unwanted events in life, particularly those involving the loss of someone or something we cherish, can leave us feeling raw and exposed. We feel fragile, as if we could be torn apart and fractured beyond repair at any moment. Friends watch helplessly as we try to make sense of what has happened. Are you the friend or relative of someone who experienced loss, and you dont know what to do? Do you see their pain and feel terrible anguish because you are so shocked by what they are going through? What do you say? What can you say? Are you scared of saying the wrong thing or making things worse? Do you not know how to help? Do you feel awkward about invading their privacy at such a difficult time? The answer is simple. Become involved. Be a friend. You may be just the perfect person at the perfect time to offer the love and support that is needed. The Butterfly Room is Carols reflection on the sudden loss of her husband. She tells of the things that were most helpful to her, what she struggled with, and also the things that she would have preferred people had not said to her. She has written this honest account in the hope that it will help you find ways to provide support and friendship to someone you love who is dealing with grief and loss.

The Butterfly Room

Since the release of Leslee Udwin's 'India's Daughter' and its ban in India, London-based author Saurav Dutt's 'The Butterfly Room' (2015) also makes an intervention in women's rights and LGBTI rights in India.The novel deals with domestic ...

Author: Saurav Dutt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781981050499

Category:

Page: 392

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Since the release of Leslee Udwin's 'India's Daughter' and its ban in India, London-based author Saurav Dutt's 'The Butterfly Room' (2015) also makes an intervention in women's rights and LGBTI rights in India.The novel deals with domestic abuse, LGBTI rights, interracial relationships, and divorce, exploring complex characters forced to deal with raw and gritty issues, which are suppressed in lieu of sustaining the patriarchal status quo ingrained within Indian society."Heartbreaking and deeply moving" The Indian ExpressNotable book of the year-Washington Post and Los Angeles Times



The Butterfly House

Cause of death? Exsanguination—the draining of all the blood in her body. Clearly, this is no ordinary murder.

Author: Katrine Engberg

Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press

ISBN: 1982127600

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 569

Detectives Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner from the #1 international bestseller The Tenant—which New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs heralded as a “stunning debut”—return in this compulsively readable thriller as they race to solve a series of sordid murders linked to some of the most vulnerable patients in a Danish hospital. Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing. But in the coronary care unit at one of Copenhagen’s leading medical centers, a nurse fills a syringe with an overdose of heart medication and stealthily enters the room of an older male patient. Six days earlier, a paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbles upon a macabre find: the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death? Exsanguination—the draining of all the blood in her body. Clearly, this is no ordinary murder. Lead Investigator Jeppe Kørner, recovering from a painful divorce and in the throes of a new relationship, takes on the investigation. His partner, Anette Werner, now on maternity leave after an unexpected pregnancy, is restless at home with a demanding newborn and an equally demanding husband. While Jeppe pounds the streets looking for answers, Anette decides to do a little freelance sleuthing. But operating on her own exposes her to dangers she can’t even begin to fathom. As the investigation ventures into dark corners, it uncovers the ambition and greed that festers beneath the surface of caregiving institutions—all the more shocking for their depravity—and what Jeppe and Anette discover will turn their blood as cold as ice….

The Butterfly Lampshade

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE - A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD 'The Butterfly Lampshade is an unflinching, empathetic portrayal of a ...

Author: Aimee Bender

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448184177

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE - A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD 'The Butterfly Lampshade is an unflinching, empathetic portrayal of a childhood touched by mental illness. As always, Aimee Bender's respect for the child and the child within translates into wisdom and magic on the page.' Jing-Jing Lee, author of How We Disappeared On the night her mother is taken to a mental health hospital after a psychotic episode, eight year-old Francie is mesmerised by a lamp adorned with butterflies as she falls asleep. When she wakes, Francie sees a dead butterfly matching the ones on the lamp floating in a glass of water. She drinks it before anyone sees. Twenty-years later, Francie is compelled to make sense of that moment and two other incidents that have haunted her life. But how close are her memories to reality, and will she ever be free of them?

The Butterfly House

Cause of death? Exsanguination - the draining of all the blood in her body. Clearly, this is no ordinary murder. Jeppe Kørner, recovering from a painful divorce and in the throes of a new relationship, takes on the investigation.

Author: Katrine Engberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529344670

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'The Butterfly House is an original and absorbing piece of work . . . Engberg's novels are bestsellers in Denmark and she is a name to look out for' SUNDAY TIMES From the internationally bestselling author of The Tenant, which Kathy Reichs called a 'stunning debut', comes a gripping new thriller featuring investigators Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner. In the coronary care unit at one of Copenhagen's leading medical centres, a nurse fills a syringe with an overdose of heart medication and stealthily enters the room of an older male patient. Six days earlier, a paperboy on his route in the centre of the city stumbles upon a macabre find: the body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain, her arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death? Exsanguination - the draining of all the blood in her body. Clearly, this is no ordinary murder. Jeppe Kørner, recovering from a painful divorce and in the throes of a new relationship, takes on the investigation. His partner, Anette Werner, now on leave after an unexpected pregnancy, is restless at home. While Jeppe leads the official search, Anette can't stop herself from doing a little detective work as well. But operating on her own exposes her to dangers she can't even begin to realise. As the investigation ventures into dark and dangerous corners, it uncovers an ambition and greed festering beneath the surface of caregiving institutions, all leading back to the mysterious Butterfly House . . . READERS LOVE THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE . . . 'It kept me guessing all the way through' 'Gave me chills' 'Once I started I couldn't stop reading' 'Those last 50 pages were heart attacking-inducing' 'An edge-of-seat thriller' 'A belting murder mystery' 'If you enjoy Scandi crime, you'll love this'

The Knife and the Butterfly

Lexi Allen would love to forget the brawl, would love for it to disappear back into the Xanax fog it came from. And her mother and her lawyer hope she chooses not to remember too much about the brawl?at least when it's time to testify.

Author: Ashley Hope P‚rez

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

ISBN: 1467716243

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

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After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he can't really remember what happened or how he got picked up. He knows his MS13 boys faced off with some punks from Crazy Crew. There were bats, bricks, chains. A knife. But he can't remember anything between that moment and when he woke behind bars. Azael knows prison, and something isn't right about this lockup. No phone call. No lawyer. No news about his brother or his homies. The only thing they make him do is watch some white girl in some cell. Watch her and try to remember. Lexi Allen would love to forget the brawl, would love for it to disappear back into the Xanax fog it came from. And her mother and her lawyer hope she chooses not to remember too much about the brawl?at least when it's time to testify. Lexi knows there's more at stake in her trial than her life alone, though. She's connected to him, and he needs the truth. The knife cut, but somehow it also connected.

The Butterfly Box

Will she finally learn the true lesson of the butterfly box? ***Praise for Santa Montefiore*** 'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES 'An enchanting read, overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFERIES ...

Author: Santa Montefiore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471132102

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Federica Campione adores her father. No matter that Ramon, a distinguished traveller and writer, spends months away from their home on the exotic Chilean coast; as soon as he's back, his daughter has eyes for no one but him. When he gives her a magical box from Peru she believes he will always be there for her. As she grows to womanhood, Federica attempts to recapture that long-forgotten sense of security in the arms of the debonair Torquil Jensen. From the sanctuary of a seemingly perfect marriage, she embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery. But can Federica ever truly escape her gilded cage and learn the true lesson of the butterfly box?

The Golden Calf

The butterfly - room was the most fashionable and altogether popular dormitory at the Manor . It was the May Fair — a district not without a shade of Bohemianism , a certain fastness of tone . The wildest girls in the school were to be ...

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Governesses

Page: 281

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The Butterfly Cabinet

Now in her nineties and living in a Northern Ireland nursing home, a former nanny reveals a decades-old secret about the death of a four-year-old girl whose mother was condemned by their community and who recorded the truth in her prison ...

Author: Bernie McGill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451611609

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 392

Now in her nineties and living in a Northern Ireland nursing home, a former nanny reveals a decades-old secret about the death of a four-year-old girl whose mother was condemned by their community and who recorded the truth in her prison diaries.

The Butterfly House

A decade after a fire that destroyed her friend's home of Rockhaven and claimed her own alcoholic mother's life, Roberta continues to be haunted by the tragedy and struggles to come to terms with the secret she possesses about the event.

Author: Marcia Preston

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778313050

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A decade after a fire that destroyed her friend's home of Rockhaven and claimed her own alcoholic mother's life, Roberta continues to be haunted by the tragedy and struggles to come to terms with the secret she possesses about the event.

Butterflies in Room 6

The Life Cycles in Room 6 series follows Mrs. Best’s real kindergarten class as they help things grow. This photo-illustrated series engages readers with hands-on science in the classroom and beyond.

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1632897679

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 608

Kindergarteners raise butterflies from egg to adult in this close-up look at the insect life cycle. Follow a classroom of real kindergartners as they participate in a popular activity: raising butterflies. Astonishing photographs show the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to adult. Engaging text captures the children's wonder and explains the science behind metamorphosis.

The Butterfly Collector

Restless property developer, Peter Calliet, meets a sullen young woman at a party and an obsession begins that links past and present in a deepening tragedy.

Author: Adam Dickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780993477621

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Restless property developer, Peter Calliet, meets a sullen young woman at a party and an obsession begins that links past and present in a deepening tragedy. Peter has everything in terms of material success and security. The obligatory fast car, lucrative contracts with his powerfully-connected father's property empire and a plush renovated flat. Devoted fiancee, Claudia, expects to move in and marriage is imminent. But Peter has a dark past that taints his movements. Meeting Natalie, a volatile artist with an equally disturbed background, can only lead to more heartache. If Claudia discovers that Peter has been seeing Natalie, her dream world will be destroyed, adding to his burden of guilt. But even that can't stop him. The secure and rewarding life he has worked so hard to achieve begins to unrvel.

The Wolf and the Butterfly

“I made a work area for you in my sewing room.” Mama refilled the coffee cups. “You didn't have to do that.” I'd never been in her sewing room, and I mentally cringed at images of fabric, ribbons, and half-finished projects stacked on ...

Author: Kim Allred

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 1487427778

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Childhood crushes, like childhood toys, are meant to be left behind with the arrival of adulthood. So why is it that Josie Collins finds herself still attracted to her childhood crush, her brother’s friend Simon London, even after eight years? Eight years which have turned Simon from cute to incredibly well-built and sexy. Josie already has enough issues of her own, including a recent breakup which has somersaulted her onto a path of self-destruction. She doesn’t need a complication like Simon to add to her problems. Simon London has returned to Portland after an eight-year absence, now a successful architect who can write his own ticket. When he reconnects with the family who accepted and cared for him during a rough time in his life, the last thing he wants or expects is to develop feelings for his friend’s younger sister, Josie. When he overhears disturbing information about what Josie has been through, his protective nature takes over, and he's determined to find a way to protect Josie. So how does one get into the Masquerade Club? Josie’s friend Emmie suggests the Masquerade Club to Josie as a way to safely blow off steam and redirect her self-destructive tendencies. When Josie agrees to the plan, she doesn’t count on meeting the sexy Wolf. She finds herself thinking about him, even when she’s at work at the gym she owns in downtown Portland. But she also has Simon on her mind far more than she would like. To make matters worse, her ex refuses to take no for an answer. What’s a girl to do? How do you choose between the unknown and the forbidden?

The Butterfly Garden

She's down there, room number three, the lady on the front desk said.' He pointed in the direction of some double doors and then disappeared down a corridor on the other side of the hall. Erin pushed through the doors and walked down ...

Author: Sophie Anderson

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1800194757

Category: Fiction

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‘Wow!!! What an absolutely devastatingly gorgeous heartbreaking stunning book!!!… One of the best debut novels I've ever read… I was devastated by the end… Once it sucks you in then you’re not coming out until the very last page. Absolutely unputdownable!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I blamed my son for the death of my daughter… Frail butterfly enthusiast Maggie Muir has lived a lonely life in her huge remote house on the Cornish cliffs for many years. Once a mother with two beautiful children, the sudden death of Maggie’s daughter, forever a little girl in her fairy nightdress, ripped the family apart and caused her son Lucas to flee to the other side of the world. But now Maggie is dying and there is something she needs her son to know. As Maggie grows increasingly frail, twenty-five-year-old Erin, who has fled London with a broken heart, arrives to take care of her. Maggie begs Erin to help her find Lucas, who now lives in a far-away place of searing heat and pearly sands. But when Erin tracks Lucas down, it quickly becomes clear that he is hiding something too. What really happened the night his sister died, when a little boy with freckles on his nose made a terrible mistake? And if Erin untangles the web of deceit between mother and son, does she risk learning something unforgiveable about the person she has come to love very deeply? A heart-wrenching but uplifting page-turner about a family ripped apart by guilt and lies, and forgiveness. Set against the storms of the Cornish coast and silvery tropical sands of a distant paradise, The Butterfly Garden is a story of love, loss and letting go. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Harriet Evans and Lucinda Riley will be gripped. What everyone’s saying about The Butterfly Garden: ‘Had me hooked from the start. A wonderful story, which brought on an array of emotions’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book from beginning to end… a wonderful sweeping story of grief, regrets and hidden secrets…will keep you hooked, with some very poignant and emotional parts that’ll have you reaching for the tissues. I loved it. A fabulous debut novel’ A Book ‘n Brew 2 Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautifully written… a captivating story you won’t want to miss.’ Sandrina Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A moving and heartfelt story with lots of family secrets. You will need your tissues ready. I enjoyed this powerful story.’ My Fiction Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderful story of friendships, secrets and families… this powerful story drew me in… perfection… A fabulous debut novel, I look forward to reading the next one.’ StefLoz Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful novel… From Cornwall to Costa Rica, this book delights over and over… The Butterfly Garden has it all.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful novel… This author can somehow capture your attention from the first page and before you know it you’re at the end of an awesome book!’ Avid Reader ‘Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop!’ Netgalley reviewer ‘I was completely absorbed in The Butterfly Garden from beginning to end… I loved the way the book carefully unravelled the secrets at its centre… had me thinking about the story and the characters long after I had finished reading. Highly recommended’ Beth Miller ‘Moving and heartfelt… I really enjoyed it’ My Fiction Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A delightful story’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Butterfly and the Flame

If you would please follow me back to the fitting room, we can get you measured.” The three women followed Duvall to a lone fitting room adjacent to the sales counter. It was a spacious room decorated in a soft creamcolored wallpaper ...

Author: Dana De Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450288774

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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There's something you need to know about Emily... In the year 2404, America is no more. In a land ruled by the oppressive theocracy known as the Dominion of Divinity, being gay is a capital offense, adultery is punished with the lash, women are forbidden to work, and forced marriages are common. Fifteen-year-old Emily La Rouche faces an impossible choice. On her sixteenth birthday, she will be forced to marry Jonathan Marsh, the son of her landlord. If she refuses, her family will lose everything. If she takes his hand, it is certain that her life will end by a hangman's noose in front of an angry mob. All because Emily has been hiding an enormous secret for years she was born a boy. As the wedding approaches, Emily's parents realize the only way that she will be safe is if she is to escape the Dominion. With her brother Aaron at her side, Emily flees across post-apocalyptic America in search for a new home. With vile bounty hunters on her trail, only time will tell if Emily will ever find a place where she can live and breathe free as the person she was always meant to be.

Xipe Teohua Minister of Uitzilopochtli God

From them, inside of the butterflies' hall their liberation would be born. They entered the butterfly room, the light that emanated from Adael Efrén's head had become more intense. That bright light that rejected the shadows of the ...

Author: Rubén Amaro Soriano

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 1506529267

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Teohua Minister of Uitzilopochtli god described in twenty-seven chapters the experiences of the soul of an Aztec boy, his education and his training as an assassin Aztec priest in his different reincarnations through time in the Aztec Empire. This story talks about the daily life and bloody festivities of the Aztecs, but mainly describes the abuses committed by the Aztec priests by sacrificing hundreds of thousands of people at the time of Teotihuacan and the great Tenochtitlan. In the Twentieth century and by a twist of fate, this Aztec soul reincarnated in the body of a Mexican child of Jewish descent. The boys' father was one of the wealthiest landowners in the region of the Popocatepetl and Itztaccihuatl volcanoes. On the other hand, the house that belonged to the child's father was built five hundred years before and had been inherited from generation to generation until the twentieth century. The house was constructed with the ruins of an Aztec temple dedicated to Omacatl reptile god, and for the Jewish boy, being born among those ruins tied him a course. Because during the Aztec Empire, children born only inside a temple could be Aztec priests. The reason reincarnation was to continue with the most feared and respected profession of the Aztec Empire, that was to be an assassin Aztec priest. Weeks before the fall of the Aztec Empire, the Aztec chief priests gathered in the Birds' Hall in the house of Emperor Moctezuma II. They had an agreement to keep secret the real existence of their Aztec reptilian gods and continue the sacrifices regardless of the historical era in which the descendants of the Aztecs lived. In that meeting, they promised, continued with the traditions of human sacrifices. Then, it seems that the future of the Jewish boy without being descendent of the Aztec race was marked to be an assassin who was at the services of the Aztec reptilian gods.

Release the Butterfly

Berg turned to lead them to the control room of the Super Atlas. “What do you mean 'now seems necessary'?” Lillian rushed to confront Berg. “Wouldn't that have been necessary all along, Peter? What were you waiting for?

Author: Richard Rose

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456713614

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Release The Butterfly is a fast-paced, geo-political, science-based, military thriller drawn from real life in a piece of literary work author Richard Rose has dubbed 'Science Faction.' In his debut novel, the veteran journalist channels H.G Wells and Tom Clancy to tell the story that appears ripped from the headlines. America has just elected its first woman president, independent candidate Lydia Cortez-Simpson. The daughter of a conservative Texas cattleman and his 'illegal' mexican domestic, Cortez-Simpson's vicious political campaign toughens her for the fight of her life against an out-of-control military dictator who has seized control of China and launched a pre-emptive invasion of Taiwan. 'General X' is a misguided, philosophically minded 'patriot' determined to restore China's past glory. Ruthless to the core, General X 'demonstrates' China's nuclear prowess in horrifying fashion and President Cortez-Simpson quickly finds herself in an eyeball-to-eyeball nuclear confrontation. Worse yet, General X has schemed with the disillusioned chief scientist of the Geneva Institute to obtain a fearsome new weapon borne from the world's most powerful particle collider. President Cortez-Simpson turns to Parker James, a spy who can beat you with both his fists and his brains. In a race against time, James teams up with brilliant Taiwanese-American scientist, Doctor Lillian Tong, to thwart Doctor Z's plans to place this planet-killing weapon in General X's hands. In the end, nature itself provides a surprising, decisive twist as the reader is taken on a journey into cutting-edge science and military hardware. Dark matter energy is discovered even as time itself is 'unraveled' in a world where DNA satellite trackers can find terrorists anywhere in the world by just their DNA, essentially ending the war on terror but only beginning the possibilities for humankind to discover new ways to destroy life as we know it.