Unknown GravitieseBook - 2016
Bernard Singh Ph.D., professor of physics at Oxford University returns from a research assignment at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland unaware that his interactions with a colleague have set in motion a series of events that will lure him across the ocean and away from his home and family. In the United States of America, President Laura Kipfur has cobbled together a dedicated group of political allies and military leaders to over-see America's last desperate attempt to turn a tide of crushing global economic chaos, domestic terrorism and a resurgent Russian Federation. The President's illegally funded plan-of-attack - the unorthodox Phoenix project, is now dependent upon Dr. Singh's newest theory following the suspicious death of an American scientist working at a secret facility. As the map of Europe is redrawn and the EU crumbles, the Western Hemisphere spirals towards a dystopian end. Terror attacks in America, England and across Europe have sparked insurgent uprisings and pushed governments to embrace restrictive and increasingly desperate security policies. President Kipfur struggles to find a balance between what is necessary to preserve and defend America's democracy, while avoiding the slippery slope" she feels England has stumbled down with their Safe-At-Home Laws. All the while the personal agendas, desires and frailties of those most closely tied to Phoenix make secret enemies out of allies and blur the lines between patriotism and deceit. For every identified threat there are unseen foes lurking in the shadows. Political and personal agendas clash both internationally and domestically, while the fates of Nations hang in the balance. Cut-off from his family, disavowed by his Government and wholly dependent upon the efforts of spies and American military men for his own survival, Bernard struggles to accept his new reality and wonders just who can really be trusted in a land of violence and unknowns...Unknown Gravities is a sprawling epic meant to engage and entertain adult fans of literary fiction. Highly detailed and delivered in a measured, interwoven style the novel seeks to immerse the reader in a world all its own. Set in the near future, Unknown Gravities examines a world where the events of today collide and spawn new Cold Wars, revive old Geo-political adversaries and throw the Western World onto the brink of chaos.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource