The Tesla Formula by Nicolas Kublicki
A Patrick Carlton Adventure

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"Drag race of an international espionage thriller... a game-changing event occurs in every chapter... The intensity is relentless."

When genius inventor Nikola Tesla died in the midst of World War II, the FBI combed through his secret research – and discovered an invention so extraordinary that the agent could only reveal it to President Franklin Roosevelt in person. He didn't make it. The government never found what he discovered – but a Hollywood star murdered by the Nazis left a clue.

When a cabal of rogue Saudi princes conspires with a global energy giant, power-hungry EU officials, and a corrupt Washington law firm to devastate the United States' economy, it is up to Justice Department prosecutor Patrick Carlton to track down Tesla’s lost formula before it is too late. But others want it first.

From the haunts of old Hollywood to the deserts of Saudi Arabia, through the wilds of Alaska to European capitals, Carlton will need the help of a beautiful Hollywood tour guide, a competitive FBI agent, a billionaire reformed mafia don, a scientist from a deep-black government agency, and a Polish secret agent to save the global economy from ruin and bring the plotters to justice. 

But first, Carlton must stay alive.


“Kublicki holds down the throttle in this drag race of an international espionage thriller….Readers won’t have to wait for Kublicki to deliver the action; a game-changing event occurs in every chapter, and the secrets seep out slowly, just enough to lead readers deeper into this labyrinth of interlocking plots….Kublicki’s forte is white-knuckle action and the plot structure feeds that talent.….the complexity makes for solid entertainment because Kublicki ties up hanging threads—not that there’s much time for them to dangle. The intensity is relentless. His short paragraphs, concise sentences and carefully paced chapters create a race for the finish line. Intricate plots at breakneck speed, with a dash of science and international politics.” –KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Kublicki has definitely brought action/​adventure/​intrigue/​espionage novels to a new level....His words will hold readers riveted and keep them sitting on the edge of their seats; an amazingly interesting and realistic story....A five star read." -–REBECCAS READS

"THE TESLA FORMULA's unique blend of lawyers, guns and money...supercharge this novel and set it apart from other action thrillers....the action keeps readers on their toes. Carlton is the thinking man's action hero. THE TESLA FORMULA is like Law and Order meets The Sum of All Fears. Kublicki vaults the reader on a journey through international banking and finance behind the world's turbulent energy markets. [He] convincingly weaves law and economics into the modern action thriller and makes it work."

"Electrifying intrigue cannot begin to describe the international treachery of Kublicki's villainous cast of spies, murderers, crooked pols and depraved Saudi princes set upon destroying the free world's economy. Only the secret of Nikola Tesla's lost formula can save us. The theme is as up to date as tomorrow's headlines. No author paints his characters with greater élan or more scholarly and loving authenticity."
–Margaret Cheney, author of "Tesla, Man Out of Time", co-author of "Tesla: Master of Lightning"

About Nicolas Kublicki

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Nicolas Kublicki (Koo-Blitz-Key) was born in Los Angeles of a French mother and a Polish father, both World War II survivors (in 1998, Israel's Yad Vashem Foundation awarded his father the Righteous Gentile Medal for hiding a Jewish woman during the Nazi occupation of Poland in World War II). Nick graduated from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles and obtained a BA in International Relations from UCLA. He worked on foreign policy and national security affairs on Capitol Hill for two years before obtaining a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law and an LLM in Environmental Law from George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to the Bars of California, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. After serving with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Nick returned to LA to practice real estate and environmental law. He is currently president of Kublicki Properties, a real estate investment company. Nick is a licensed California real estate broker and teaches Real Estate Transactions as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. Nick's love of writing began at an early age. "I fell in love with writing stories as a kid during summer vacations, when my friends were swimming or hiking," he explains. He admits to regularly cutting English classes at UCLA to write short stories in the library. While searching for his first law job, he was watching a television documentary about the history of the diamond trade on PBS and thought: "I have to write a novel about this." He was instantly hooked and started researching and writing The Diamond Conspiracy. Yet wanting to become a novelist and actually becoming one was not that simple, he soon realized. Working long, demanding hours as a lawyer required him to write in his spare time. It took him nine long years to complete and edit The Diamond Conspiracy, which received rave reviews from trade reviewers and fellow authors. It took another eight years to write and edit The Tesla Formula. Since then, The Diamond Conspiracy has been translated and published in German as Das Monopol, and in Portuguese as Conspiração Diamante. Nick is a member of several community boards as well as the Authors Guild, the International Thriller Writers association, and Mystery Writers of America. He is hard at work on his third thriller novel. An avid traveler and adventurer at heart, Nick has had the privilege of visiting over 30 countries, including scuba diving with sharks in the South Pacific, pirogueing on the tributaries of the Amazon River in Brazil, camping among the eternal snows of the French Alps, riding a camel along the Nile in Egypt, climbing the Mayan pyramids in the Yucatan jungle of Mexico, and sailing an outboard among the glaciers of Greenland. In his spare a time (a rare occurrence since he is married with two young daughters), he enjoys walking, scuba diving, history, reading, and movies. Like his protagonist Patrick Carlton, he is an avid admirer of vintage automobiles, a fan of Frank Sinatra (who happened to be his neighbor when he was a young child) and a devoted cigar aficionado. Nick is thankful to Divine Providence, his family, friends, students, and agent for their inestimable support and guidance. He is especially thankful to his readers.
Published December 17, 2011 by Rellihan Satterlee. 503 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Out of the gate, Kublicki (The Diamond Conspiracy, 2011, etc.) dives into a noirish escape plot, complete with high profile targets and a mysterious secret.

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I just finished reading “The Tesla Formula” and I must say…great book;

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The Tesla Formulais the second book in the Patrick Carlton adventure series.

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