Author: Douglas Preston
Summary: Nobel-prizing scientist and merry gang of whiz colleagues go off the deep end, experiment with the world’s largest supercollider computer housed on sacred native land, encounter operational difficulties, and the race to the “end” involves life and death issues.
This book kept me reading as I got caught up in the unfolding drama as computer scientists try to get the super computer to reveal what happened at the moment of creation. Scientist Hazelius and his twelve colleagues force the computer to operate at extreme levels resulting in a remarkable discovery. Or is it? Meanwhile evangelicals get wind of this “dangerous” experiment and build a protest movement against this government-funded project. Throw in a romance rekindled and you have a nice fast-paced read that grabs and holds the reader’s interest to the end.
Who will like this book?: Readers looking for a fast read with some intrigue and an appetite for kirky characters and interesting questions about the beginning of life.
Recommended by: Karen, Administration