Title:
Quantum Lens
By:
Douglas E. Richards
Pages:
358
Rating:
4

A mind-blowing new thriller from the NY Times bestselling author of WIRED

“Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton.” —SF Book.com

Omar Haddad is a brutal jihadist in Syria who appears to be invulnerable and capable of supernatural feats. But is Haddad divine, as he claims? Is he a gifted magician? Or is he making use of a stunning scientific breakthrough? And what, exactly, is keeping him from unleashing the global apocalypse he’s so eager to bring about?

Brennan Craft, a quirky quantum physics genius, has the answers, and the US military is desperate to capture him. But when Craft risks everything to recruit a Black Ops researcher named Alyssa Aronson, it becomes clear he’s playing a treacherous game of his own.

Hunted by both the military and Haddad, Craft and Alyssa race to find a way to keep the unstoppable jihadist in check. But there may not be any way. And Alyssa soon fears that Craft is becoming an even bigger threat to the world than Omar Haddad . . .

Quantum Lens is a smart, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller, packed with intriguing ideas that readers will be contemplating long after they’ve read the last page.

“Richards is a tremendous new talent” (Stephen Coonts) who can “keep you turning the pages all night long” (Douglas Preston)

Quantum Lens book cover

Another charged and gripping work from Richards, with similarities to Wired and Amped yet with enough divergence to keep things fresh. I’ve read enough Richards now to know which way endings are going to go, which does take things down a little, and the thrown-in female, macho yet physically alluring guy and very, very rich helping-hand is becoming something of a theme. Still, a worthy story and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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