Singularity by Bill DeSmedt

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First-rate science fiction thriller. Highly recommended.
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A maverick astrophysicist, a rookie secret agent, and an uncanny consultant join forces in this technological thriller to stop the capture of a submicroscopic black hole whose power will be harnessed to transform—or end—the world. More than a hundred years earlier, the most violent cosmic collision ever recorded flattened a remote area in Tunguska, Siberia. Now, astrophysicist Jack Adler, conducting research at the site, discovers a tiny black hole at the center of the mysterious event, and alarmingly, the object has been burrowing its way through the Earth's core ever since. Meanwhile, secret agent Marianna Bonaventure enlists the help of Jonathan Knox, an analyst with an uncanny ability to find hidden relationships between seemingly disparate people and events, to search for three missing scientists and infiltrate the floating headquarters of a Russian industrialist. From the trackless wastes of Siberia and the rooftops of Manhattan to the stygian depths of the North Atlantic, this meticulously researched tale looks at global power struggles, cosmology, and human relationships in rich detail.
 

About Bill DeSmedt

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Bill DeSmedt has spent his life living by his wits and his words. In his time, and as the spirit has moved him, he’s been: a Soviet Area expert and Soviet exchange student, a computer programmer and system designer, a consultant to startups and the Fortune 500, an Artificial Intelligence researcher, a son, a husband and lover, a father and grandfather, an omnivorous reader with a soft spot for science fiction and science non-fiction, and now, Lord help us, a novelist.Bill has tried to pack as much of that checkered history as he could into The Archon Sequence. He lives with his wife of 37 years in Milford, Pennsylvania, a town whose long tradition in speculative literature serves as a constant source of inspiration.
 
Published September 1, 2005 by Per Aspera Press. 512 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The Seattle Times

Good
on Nov 28 2004

The nerd gets the secret agent in taut science-fiction thriller.

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SF Signal

Above average
on Sep 03 2005

An ironic reversal of humanity’s religious beliefs, and one where we played a part, even if we didn’t do it on our own.

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SF Signal

Excellent
on Oct 07 2004

First-rate science fiction thriller. Highly recommended.

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SF Reader

Excellent
on Sep 21 2006

"Singularity" is smart, fast-paced, thought-provoking, tense, fascinating at times, and (standard book review term ahead) unputdownable.

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