Synopses & Reviews
IN A BLAZING FICTION DEBUT, MARK ALPERT TAKES PHYSICS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AND INTO THE HIGH-STAKES REALM OF ACTION, DANGER, AND A PLOT THAT COULD DOOM THE WORLD. . . .
An elderly physicist, one of Einsteins last living colleagues, is brutally tortured, then left to die, when he refuses to reveal what he knows about a long-hidden secret—the solution to Einsteins proposed Unified Field Theory.
As his life ebbs, he whispers a mysterious string of numbers to Columbia professor David Swift. Torn between excitement and disbelief that such a momentous discovery could have remained a secret for all these years, David has no time for thought. Already, both a lethal Russian assassin and the FBI are hot on his trail. His one hope is to team up with his former girlfriend Monique Reynolds, a brilliant Princeton scientist, in a desperate race to uncover the shocking truth before they are both silenced . . . forever.
About the Author
A self-described lifelong "science geek," Mark Alpert majored in astrophysics at Princeton University, writing his undergraduate thesis on an application of Einstein's theory of relativity. After earning an MFA in poetry at Columbia and working as a reporter, he became an editor at Scientific American, where he simplifies bewildering scientific ideas for the magazine's readers. Mark lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.