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Singularity (The Archon Sequence)

DeSmedt, Bill

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ISBN 10: 0974573442 / ISBN 13: 9780974573441
Published by Per Aspera Press
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SIGNED! WA: per Aspera, 2004. 1st stated with full number line. Hardcover. 8vo. 502 pgs. Signed and dated on half title pg by DeSmedt, no inscription. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # B28349-F

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Title: Singularity (The Archon Sequence)

Publisher: Per Aspera Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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A maverick astrophysicist, a rookie secret agent, and an uncanny consultant join forces in this technological thriller to stop the capture of a submicroscopic black hole whose power will be harnessed to transform—or end—the world. More than a hundred years earlier, the most violent cosmic collision ever recorded flattened a remote area in Tunguska, Siberia. Now, astrophysicist Jack Adler, conducting research at the site, discovers a tiny black hole at the center of the mysterious event, and alarmingly, the object has been burrowing its way through the Earth's core ever since. Meanwhile, secret agent Marianna Bonaventure enlists the help of Jonathan Knox, an analyst with an uncanny ability to find hidden relationships between seemingly disparate people and events, to search for three missing scientists and infiltrate the floating headquarters of a Russian industrialist. From the trackless wastes of Siberia and the rooftops of Manhattan to the stygian depths of the North Atlantic, this meticulously researched tale looks at global power struggles, cosmology, and human relationships in rich detail.

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Bill DeSmedt should be on the bestseller lists with Tom Clancy and Dan Brown. DeSmedt's ambitious and exciting debut novel, Singularity, mixes a post-Cold-War conspiracy with cutting-edge quantum physics and a century-old mystery to create a terrifying techno-thriller.

A secret US government agency, CROM, fights terrorism by apprehending or terminating post-Soviet scientists before they sell the technology of mass destruction to terrorists. A rookie CROM agent, Marianna Bonaventure, and a brilliant consultant, Jonathan Knox, find themselves on an undercover mission to locate a missing Russian physicist. Instead, they discover a secret far scarier than terrorists with nuclear weapons.

The famous "meteor" that devastated Siberia's Tunguska wasteland in 1908 was no meteor. It was a microscopic black hole that entered the earth's crust--and never exited. Trapped, it may eventually devour the earth. But a small, clandestine group has developed secret technology to capture the black hole. If the conspirators succeed, the world will be enslaved by a dictatorship made omnipotent by the black hole's quantum effects. If the conspirators fail, they will accelerate the black hole's destructiveness--and guarantee the earth's immediate annihilation. Bonaventure and Knox rush to stop the conspirators--but they may already be too late. --Cynthia Ward

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