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The Law of Falling Bodies: A Novel

Edmund X. DeJesus

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ISBN 10: 0595202004 / ISBN 13: 9780595202003
Published by iUniverse, 2001
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Title: The Law of Falling Bodies: A Novel

Publisher: iUniverse

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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The Law of Falling BodiesA professor is murdered. An eyewitness sees the whole thing. The only suspect confesses. So, what's the problem? It is physically impossible for the suspect to have committed the murder that way! To unravel this mystery, it will take a na´ve young scientist who is no one's idea of a hero. Sure, Mark is a wizard at solving puzzles, but he hardly knows one end of a gun from the other. At first, the murder is an enticing riddle, with the added spice of a beautiful but single-minded police detective. But soon he'll have to face a belligerent FBI agent with his own ideas about right and wrong, not to mention a shadowy killer who'll stop at nothing to eliminate him. Mark may have a lot to learn about life, but he already knows enough about... The Law of Falling BodiesLove and hate. Life and death. Math and physics.

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Edmund X. DeJesus was born in Providence and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Rhode Island, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical physics, also from URI.He has taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Boston University. He has been a programmer with IBM (writing software to help Navy subs not bump into things), a researcher at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory (analyzing data from Soviet missile tests), and an editor of BYTE Magazine (writing the cover story for BYTE's final issue). He is currently a freelance writer who contributes articles to many technical publications. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children. He enjoys reading humor (especially P.G. Wodehouse and Dave Barry), mysteries (including Agatha Christie and Dick Francis), and classic science fiction (such as Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick). He has been published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. This is his first novel.

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