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Johnson’s Auto Garage would be considered anything but remarkable. With its faded cinder-block walls and unpaved driveway, it seems an unlikely location for a scientific breakthrough. Perhaps even more perplexing is the outwardly average mechanic who made it. But Adam James is not who he pretends to be. With his practiced Southern drawl, disheveled hair, and well-soiled mechanic’s uniform, he’s able to deceive those who presume to know him. None would learn of his genius or past misdeeds, not if he could help it. His self-imposed exile was to be penance for the mistakes he’d made, but truth be told, this new life in rural North Carolina has rescued him from the brink of madness. Still, almost five years later, he can’t escape the haunting nightmares that keep him tethered to the day he killed her.
When Adam cracks a code that has baffled the greatest minds in physics for almost a century he forgoes the comfort of his reclusive existence to validate his work. This leads him to Miranda Winfield, a brilliant and beautiful young physicist at the prestigious Buchanan University. Despite her formidable intellect, nothing could have prepared her for the meeting with Adam James. His discovery would rock the very foundations of the laws of physics, but she has doubts and suspects an elaborate hoax. As Miranda searches for answers troublesome new questions arise when she notices inconsistencies in Adam’s persona. Despite her suspicions, and her best efforts to resist his charms, Miranda finds herself falling for the mysterious stranger.
Brock Miller, looks every bit the part of ex-marine: broad shoulders, thick neck, sharply angled jaw, steely blue eyes, and hair neatly cut to a stubble. At forty-five, he has seen more than his share of death and destruction, much by his own hands. Fearless and lethal, he has found a lucrative market for his specialized skills as a gun for hire. His current employer just wants one thing: Adam James. The task proves more difficult than expected when Brock discovers that “Adam James” doesn’t exist. Undeterred, he sets his sights on Miranda.
Adam’s world implodes when he discovers that Miranda has disappeared. Forced to match wits with a powerful and unscrupulous adversary, he’s willing to risk it all to save Miranda and avoid repeating the mistakes of his past.
What a wonderful, book, I absolutely loved it, it surprised me totally as I had no idea what it was all about but it is one of my this years favourites so far. It is a thrilling, exciting fast paced novel mixed with a little politics and just enough intellect to learn a little physics without it being over the top, the parts where physics are discussed are clear and precise and I found no difficulty in understanding it. It was impossible to put down and I finished it in one sitting,staying up until late one night, the characters are superb with just the right amount of goodies and baddies, romance and politics.
Adam is my favourite character, he is clever, handsome and of course seems to have unlimited money, your all time hero who is also battling from a bad experience in the past. Miranda the other main character is also great, struggling to do a PhD with a full scholarship and a difficult professors.
My best part of the novel were the descriptions of the tests with Adam. But on the whole there was no favourite part, it was all superb.
I can´t find a worst part, I loved it all.
I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone interested in thrillers with a bit of a twist.
I give this book 5 stars the first book I have given 5 stars to so far.
I will most definitively read a sequel, can´t wait until it comes out.
page 308 there is a spelling mistake “bellow” instead of below.