Nemesis by Bill Napier

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From a remote Scottish mountain, Dr. Oliver Webb—one of the world’s great physicists—is whisked away by a military helicopter and routed to the Mexican border. Along with the leading men of physics and one sexy atom smasher, Webb is given an impossible task: identify the asteroid—codename Nemesis—that is on course to collide with and destroy America. They have five days to stop it. If they can’t, the President will retaliate first by ordering the U.S. military to pull the nuclear trigger...

But when one of Webb’s colleagues is found dead, he has every reason to suspect that there is more to Nemesis than he knows. Then, he makes a staggering discovery: That the secret to saving the world is hidden in a 17th Latin century manuscript that has gone mysteriously missing.

An electrifying race against time, NEMESIS spans centuries and the globe in a white hot journey through physics, history, and geopolitics—and mankind’s ultimate duel with the unknown.

“Incredible…extraordinary…a really terrific novel!”
--Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of The Descent on Splintered Icon


About Bill Napier

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Bill Napier was born in Perth, Scotland in 1940. He studied astronomy at Glasgow University and has spent most of his career as an astronomer at observatories in Scotland, Italy and Northern Ireland. He now lives in Southern Ireland with his wife and divides his time between writing novels and carrying out research with colleagues in the UK and California. He is an honorary professor in the Centre for Astrobiology at Cardiff University and has an asteroid -- 7096 Napier -- named after him (it pursues a chaotic, eccentric orbit but is not yet a collision hazard). He likes to cook but faces stiff competition from wife and children.
Published April 1, 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks. 464 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Napier follows up his Da Vinci Code –esque Splintered Icon with a novel that mines Cold War Communist hysteria, of-the-m

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