Final Theory by Mark Alpert
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A Spellbinding Thriller about a Science History
Professor on the Run for his Life and an Unpublished Einstein
Theory that Could Change the World

Debut novelist Mark Alpert brings one of the most explosive books of 2008, seamlessly weaving current issues of science, history, and politics with white-knuckle chases.

David Swift, a professor at Columbia University, is called to the hospital to comfort his mentor, a physicist who's been brutally tortured. Before dying, the old man wheezes "Einheitliche Feldtheorie." The Theory of Everything. The Destroyer of Worlds. Could this be Einstein's proposed Unified Theory--a set of equations that combines the physics of galaxies with the laws of atoms? Einstein never succeeded in discovering it. Or did he? Within hours of hearing his mentor's last words, David is running for his life. The FBI and a ruthless mercenary are vying to get their hands on the long-hidden theory. Teaming up with his old girlfriend, a brilliant Princeton scientist, David frantically works out Einstein's final theory to reveal the staggering scope of its consequences.

With publishers around the world snapping up rights in twenty-two countries, the book has already become a global phenomenon, and the dynamic characters and gripping plot will keep readers compulsively turning the pages until the very end.

About Mark Alpert

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MARK ALPERT, author of the internationally bestselling thriller Final Theory and its sequel, The Omega Theory, is a contributing editor at Scientific American. His work has also appeared in Fortune Magazine, Popular Mechanics and Playboy. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Published June 3, 2008 by Touchstone. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction

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Disappointing debut thriller sends scientists, the FBI and a hired killer scrambling for Einstein's last, unpublished theory.

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Publishers Weekly

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Alpert's extensive scientific knowledge, combined with his love of literature, make his latest novel a truly thrilling and engaging experience. In what can be described as a The Da Vinci Code for Eins

Jun 02 2008 | Read Full Review of Final Theory: A Novel

The New York Times

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“Final Theory” is the work of two Mark Alperts: the one who is readily conversant with science and the one who had to cook up a cinematic action story.

May 26 2008 | Read Full Review of Final Theory: A Novel

Book Reporter

The majority of the action in FINAL THEORY centers on David Swift,.

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Entertainment Weekly

It seems Albert Einstein wrote a Theory of Everything and secretly left .

May 30 2008 | Read Full Review of Final Theory: A Novel

Gather Books

... Mark Alpert is a friend and work collegue at Scientific American magazine, who
wrote a best selling fiction thriller in his spare time. The book ...

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Mark Alpert crafts a thrilling quest in search of Einstein's final theory, the one that unites the forces of the universe into a single set of equations, in the aptly titled Final Theory, an exciting if rather routine novel that seems destined for the silver screen.David Swift is a histor...

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