Synopses & Reviews
Albert Einstein's groundbreaking scientific discoveries made possible the creation of the most terrible weapon the world had ever known. But he made another discovery that he chose to reveal to no one—to keep from human hands a power that dwarfed the atomic bomb.
When twelve-year-old Daphne Marrity takes a videotape labeled Pee-Wee's Big Adventure from her recently deceased grandmother's house, neither she nor her college professor father, Frank, realize what they now have in their possession. In an instant they are thrust into the center of a world-altering conspiracy, drawing the dangerous attentions of both the Israeli Secret Service and an ancient European cabal of occultists. Now father and daughter have three days to learn the rules of a terrifying magical chess game in order to escape a fate more profound than death—because the Marritys hold the key to the ultimate destruction of not only what's to come . . . but what already has been.
“Quirky, humorous and packed with suspense, THREE DAYS TO NEVER is a head-spinning thriller.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“A wild and wooly romp-fun.” Library Journal
“Machiavellian . . . [A]n astonishingly sophisticated and engrossing narrative.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Top-notch ...[T]he ingenious plot...manages to be intricate without becoming convoluted, to its highly satisfying conclusion.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] breathtaking achievement, the complexity of which a review can only begin to capture...[A] powerful work.” Locus
“Moves at a frantic clip...[the] very outlandishness [of Powerss metaphysics] makes the story all the more compelling.” Booklist
“[An] intense, downhill-race of a story . . . the summer sleeper hit of 2006.” Denver Post
"Brio, bravado and a salutary measure of lunacy . . . A postmodern work par excellence." Washington Post Book World
"[THREE DAYS TO NEVER] contains so many genuine pleasures...plenty of action, humor and unexpectedly touching human drama." San Francisco Chronicle
Three Days to Never
by Tim Powers is a whip-smart scientific thriller cum fantasy novel that posits: what happened to Albert Enisteins scientific discoveries that havent been unveiled? The answer lies in a old Charlie Chaplin movie, the Mossad, and an ancient European faction that will go to any lengths to keep past sins secret.
A young tween and her college professor father must quickly unveil the mystery of a potential weapon more deadly than an atomic bomb or our world—past, present, and future will be destroyed.
In this edition that includes additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading. and more, Tim Powers offers readers a suspenseful, intricate plot with an captivating narrative that includes not only lessons in history and science, but on human nature, too.
About the Author
Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels, including Declare, Last Call, Hide Me Among the Graves, and On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Powers lives in San Bernardino, California.