Final Theory

  • by Mark Alpert
  • Narrated by Adam Grupper
  • 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Columbia University professor David Swift is called to the hospital to comfort his mentor, a physicist who's been brutally attacked. With his last words, the dying man gives his former pupil a seemingly random string of numbers that could hold the key to Einstein's last and greatest secret: Einheitliche Feldtheorie, The Theory of Everything.Einstein's proposed Unified Theory - a set of equations that could explain all the forces of nature - would have revolutionized our understanding of the universe. But Einstein never discovered it. Or did he? Within hours, David is arrested by the FBI and taken to a secret interrogation center. But the FBI isn't the only faction pursuing Einstein's long-hidden theory. A Russian mercenary wants to force David to talk - and he will do whatever it takes. On the run for his life, David teams up with an old girlfriend, a brilliant Princeton scientist, and frantically tries to piece together Einstein's final theory to reveal its staggering consequences.We used E=mc2 to build the atom bomb....What could we do with the key to creation? Seamlessly weaving real science, history, and politics with an intriguing love story, Final Theory expertly combines fact and fiction with nonstop heart-pounding action in a plot that will have you riveted until its explosive end.

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What the Critics Say

"Wow! Einstein would have loved this book. It's a great thriller, it has a sure feel for politics, and the science is both fun and solid." (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein)

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Physics and terrorists

This book has physicists as unlikely participants in a race against terrorists and idealist to find Einstein's unpublished work. The premise of the story is interesting but the action is somewhat predictable and there is not much detail of the actual scientific principles involved. A somewhat entertaining story if you like this genre.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2008
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio