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Gravitys Chain

Author(s): Alan Goodwin

NZ Fiction

When Jack Mitchell watched streams of water pouring down a window pane after another fight with his wife, he glimpsed the infinite.
At last he grasps the elusive chain of thought which will ultimately lead to his solution of the scientific disparity between the theories of Relativity and Quantum. However, amidst the triumph of creating the radical new Superforce Theory, the young scientistÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs wife has her own appointment with eternity.
Her suicide the day after SuperforceÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs birth begins a reckless journey for Jack. The technological implications of Superforce are immense and, as first his theory and then his life are taken over by a multinational corporation, Jack begins to unravel. With his life spinning dangerously out of control, his corporate minders, who are grooming him for a Nobel Prize and a return on their investment, send him home to New Zealand to cool off. But a rival theory emerges and in the tense months leading up to the Nobel announcement old demons re-emerge ... and someone who knows him very well begins sending anonymous letters that stir painful memories ... with disastrous consequences. First published May 2006.

Alan Goodwin is a first-time novelist. He lives and works in Auckland where he is the managing partner in West AucklandÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs largest legal practice.


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General Fields

  • : 9781869505936
  • : HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.322
  • : May 2006
  • : 235x150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alan Goodwin
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 823.3
  • : 233pp