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Grace, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0446524107 / ISBN 13: 9780446524100
Published by Grand Central Publishing, New York, 2000
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0446524107 This FIRST EDITION is a STATED FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED BY AUTHOR in FINE condition. This scarce Signed First Printing's copyright page states "First Printing: August 2000" over number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" near bottom of page. TOM GRACE has signed title page in black ink. Book is in FINE condition with 1/4 mustard yellow textured paper binding with bold black lettering on spine over black paper boards. Book's spine tips and corners are true with binding and insides tight, bright, clean and unmarked. NO previous owner's or library marking & NOT A REMAINDER. DW is also FINE, covered in Brodart with price point intact and "0800" at bottom left corner of front flap also notating First Printing August 2000. DW's spine tips and corners are true with glossy cover with black and gold cover with 1.25" raised black lettering for author's name at top of cover shadowed in gold and over 3" raised bold gold and black lettering for title at bottom of page with 3 shadowy black figures on gold background in between lettering . Glossy advertising postcard from Warner Books laid in with reproduction of the gold and black cover art. DW has gold circular sticker on cover stating "Autographed Copy" and there is still a white price sticker on bottom left corner of back cover. This is Grace's second book, a thriller following up on the success of "Spyder Web", his first book. QUANTUM: A THRILLER, copyright 2000, ISBN#: , hardcover, 6.25" x 9.25", 372pp. Bookseller Inventory # 002675

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Title: Quantum

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Stated First Printing.

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Tom Grace explores the implications of the invention of a quantum energy device that could revolutionise the world economy. It could, on the other hand, cause chaos if the Russian Mafia get hold of it!


Johann Wolff, a German scientist and émigré, resettles in a Midwestern university town after World War II, and within months he mysteriously disappears. A half century later, Ted Sandstrom, an experimental physicist, announces to a small audience of his fellow scientists that he has discovered a method for generating vast amounts of power with a small quantum energy device. The scientists include Nolan Kilkenny, a former Navy Seal who will transfer Ted's research into the industrialized sector, and Oksanna Zoschenko, a Ukranian physicist who understands that Sandstrom's work has vast implications for the global economy as well as the future of science. The connection between Sandstrom and Wolff is at the heart of this suspense thriller; Wolff's missing notebooks not only presage Sandstrom's research, but also hold the key to utilizing it to change the world.

Meanwhile, Victor Orlov, a powerful Russian industrialist, sends his own private army of killers to steal Sandstrom's work and turn it over to his own scientists to create a vast new industry that will destabilize the economic and geopolitical balance. Orlov's only obstacle is Kilkenny (from Spyder Web), who makes a welcome appearance in Quantum. He's a hero in the Tom Clancy tradition, a one-man army. The sometimes plodding story will appeal primarily to readers with enough scientific knowledge to understand the complicated physics of Wolff's and Sandstrom's work and a compelling interest in how new technology impacts the world economy. --Jane Adams

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