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The God Particle (Paperback)

Author:  Richard Cox
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345462858
ISBN-13: 9780345462855
Sku: 31041481
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  320
Age Range:  NA
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Steve isn't stupid.|He can tell by the way she keeps stealing glances at him, by the way she follows everything he says with squeaky titters, by the gradually shrinking perimeter of his personal space this afternoon, that Serena wants him. (from the first line)
There is a divine spark within us all.
In one man, that spark is about to explode.
American businessman Steve Keeley is hurtled three stories to the cold cobblestone street in Zurich. In the days that follow, a doctor performs miraculous surgery on Keeley, who wakes up to find that everything about his world has changed. He seems to sense things before they happen, and he thinks he's capable of feats that are clearly impossible. It's a strange and compelling new world for him, one he quickly realizes is also incredibly dangerous.
Meanwhile at a $12 billion facility in hardscrabble North Texas, a super collider lies two hundred feet beneath the Earth's surface. Leading a team of scientists, Mike McNair, a brilliant physicist, works to uncover one of the universe's greatest secrets-a theoretical particle that binds the universe together, often called The God Particle. When his efforts are undermined by the man who has poured his own vast fortune into the project, McNair begins to suspect that something in his research has gone very, very wrong.
Now, these two men are about to come together, battling mysteries of science and of the soul-and venturing to a realm beyond reason, beyond faith, perhaps even beyond life and death.
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There is a divine spark within us all.
In one man, that spark is about to explode.

American businessman Steve Keeley is hurtled three stories to the cold cobblestone street in Zurich. In the days that follow, a doctor performs miraculous surgery on Keeley, who wakes up to find that everything about his world has changed. He seems to sense things before they happen, and he thinks he’s capable of feats that are clearly impossible. It’s a strange and compelling new world for him, one he quickly realizes is also incredibly dangerous.

Meanwhile at a $12 billion facility in hardscrabble North Texas, a super collider lies two hundred feet beneath the Earth’s surface. Leading a team of scientists, Mike McNair, a brilliant physicist, works to uncover one of the universe’s greatest secrets–a theoretical particle that binds the universe together, often called The God Particle. When his efforts are undermined by the man who has poured his own vast fortune into the project, McNair begins to suspect that something in his research has gone very, very wrong.

Now, these two men are about to come together, battling mysteries of science and of the soul–and venturing to a realm beyond reason, beyond faith, perhaps even beyond life and death.When a devastating accident during a business trip to Switzerland leaves Steve Keeley with extraordinary mental powers, he seeks out Mike McNair, the lead physicist on a project seeking the Higgs boson, the God Particle, for help in understanding what is wrong, but now the two men suddenly find themselves up against a mysterious dark force. By the author of Rift. Original. 18,000 first printing.
Annotation:
The particle fields that permeate the universe connect a businessman to a physicist in this science fiction thriller. Ambitious Los Angeles executive Steve Keeley sustains head injuries after being tossed out of the window of a Zurich prostitute's room. In the hospital, Svetlana, the prostitute, comes to visit him--except that she died not long after Steve's accident. Once Steve returns home, he has a series of hallucinatory experiences that suggest he can read people's minds. Meanwhile, physicist Mike McNair is looking for the Higgs boson, the theoretical "God particle" that's one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe. Is Steve merely a victim of brain damage, or has he developed psychic abilities related to the God particle?

Praise

Kirkus Reviews
"Laden with eye-popping special effects....A gripper of a yarn, swatting around really big ideas." 03/15/2005

Publishers Weekly
"[A] wryly comic thriller....Cox does a nice job handling a complex plot." 03/14/2005

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   Del Rey Books
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