Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The God Particle, by Daniel Danser

I wasn't sure what to think when first asked if I would take a look at this book.  I thought maybe it was going to be a scientific book about The God Particle and the Collider work in Switzerland.  As I started reading it was so true to life that it was hard to believe that actually I was reading a novel.

Our Science Hero, Professor Halligan, will find himself the new Director General of the Super Collider in Geneva.  The problem is he arrives just as the world starts to melt down in a series of natural disasters that seems unparalleled in human history.  An earthquake destroys Ankara, Turkey.  Then another earthquake destroys San Francisco.  Then more natural disasters.

But at the same time the Super Collider has an accident and two maintenance workers are killed.  Or are they murdered?  Enter the police and the investigation starts.  Professor Halligan will find himself the center of the investigation.  But did he really do anything.

So, we have three stories that will run simultaneously:
1.  A Murder Investigation
2.  A Science phenomenon that may be the beginning of the end of the world
3.  A Romance story (Oh, did I forget to mention the lovely Serena, a scientist at the Collider that Tom falls head over heals for in just five minutes?)

Danser weaves all of these items together along with the character development of a police inspector, another scientist that seems to have gone insane and a secret society of scientists that seem to have their own agenda.

Professor Tom Halligan will find that he has to save the world, save the girl, save the secret society of scientists and keep himself out of jail all at the same time.

The story is plausible, frightening and full of excitement.

You won't be able to put the book down until you have finished.  I think I just found my next favorite author.  Thanks Mr. Danser.

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