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In the summer of 1601, Galileo Galilei made a startling discovery in the mountains of Eastern Italy that, if made public, could shatter faith in religion, bring down governments, and lead to worldwide turmoil. For more than 400 years, the secret has been guarded by a small group of incredibly powerful people, willing to do everything in their power to keep these discoveries from being made. But now, a university dig in Montana headed by paleontologists Quinn McCauley and Katrina Alpert threatens to expose the secret Galileo unearthed, the event that caused him to turn his study to the stars, and the hidden reason the scientist was convicted of heresy by the Inquisition.
McCauley and Alpert find themselves in a global game of cat-and-mouse, seeking answers for a mystery that has endured for centuries, hunted for what they might discover. Old Earth weighs age-old arguments between science and religion in a tense thriller that spans time and questions recorded history.
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By Art Gaza on 05-18-15
Truly one of the best novels I ever read
I came across this one completely unexpectedly and it blew me away. It has all the elements of a perfect adventure novel like great tale, excellent characters, fascinating historical interludes, perfect balance between science vs religion and it totally unpredictable turns and twists. Perfect narration and wonderful ending elevate this book to 10/10. I can't recommend it highly for anyone with the interest in the genre or for pure entertainment.
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