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Dark Matter

Hood, Johnny Mack

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ISBN 10: 1425954472 / ISBN 13: 9781425954475
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Title: Dark Matter

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Book Condition:Fine

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A serial killer is loose. The President is dead in the locked Oval Office. Others die and no one has ever seen the killer or knows how many he has killed. Henry Morris is a peculiar psychopath - hard to remember and never noticed as he comes and goes. He was like the Astronomer's concept of Dark Matter, 95% of the known Universe, unseen but with a profound influence on how the galaxies move and the stars take their positions. San Diego and the surrounding area are the principal venues for the pursuit of this madman. It takes a mild-mannered Washington bureaucrat, unschooled in police work, to come up with the right stuff. Even then Henry manages a few unexpected tricks. This tale will have you wondering whether that person you never noticed at the mall or in the supermarket has changed your life forever. Maybe tomorrow you should give a prayer of thanks that you survived that unnoticed meeting.

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Hood is a retired physicist. After a start in life in the Navy in WWII aboard a destroyer and two degrees from the University of Colorado he found his way into aerospace engineering star trackers for ancient versions of intercontinental air-breathing missiles. He soon jumped at a chance to join a laboratory of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and became deeply embroiled in camouflage and visibility both in the atmosphere and under the sea. The Navy snagged him to do camouflage for the Navy and put him as head of electro optics technology at the Navy's Electronics Laboratory Center in San Diego. During that period the discovery of the laser and the advent of fiber optics stimulated him to take the prudent step to take leave to study for his Ph.D. in England. In 1975 He left Navy service and joined the faculty of San Diego State University where he taught Natural Science courses and Physics for 23 years. Currently he is active in the local section of the Optical Society of America and is a past President of the Friends of the Library Board at the University. Along the way he taught in the school of business and studied and lectured Jungian psychology. In addition to published work in physics and psychology he has published a book of short stories about such disparate subjects as a children's fairy tale, a short horror tale, the humorous and satiric adventures of a modern Dr. Panglos with the unlikely name, Mr. Throttlebottom, and a Sci Fi alternate history about a different fate for the old Queen Mary and Mr. Howard Hughes.

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