Zig Zag by Jose Carlos Somoza
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While studying advanced physics at a prestigious European university, Elisa Robledo was invited to join a select research team on a secret project to manipulate String Theory. It was the opportunity of a lifetime for the eager young scientist—the chance to actually view monumental events from the far distant past: dinosaurs roaming the Earth, life during the Stone Age, the crucifixion of Christ. But on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, the team's experiments went horribly awry . . . and something terrible was awakened.

Now, years later, Elisa's former colleagues are dying, one by one. The nightmare they created by meddling with Time is taking a shocking and gruesome toll. And only by uncovering the sinister truth behind the science can Elisa hope to survive the dark, devouring forces that mean to destroy her and the world she knows.


About Jose Carlos Somoza

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JosE Carlos Somoza was born in Havana; his family moved to Spain when he was one, and he remains there today. A psychiatrist by training, he has won several awards for his novels, which have been published in thirty countries.
Published April 10, 2007 by Rayo. 512 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The story spans 20-plus years, from 1992 Milan to 2015 Madrid, where physics professor Elisa Robledo teaches string theory (the conceptual challenge to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity positing nine additional spatial dimensions) and is an enigma to all around her.

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Elisa joins Blanes and a small team of scientists on New Nelson, a mysterious island where they realize all of Blanes's theories.

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The serial killer in it, whom the scientists he’s after come to know as Zig Zag, slices and dices his victims with abandon, with all of the time in the world at his command.

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