Firebird (Alex Benedict Series #6)

Firebird (Alex Benedict Series #6)

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by Jack McDevitt
     
 

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Forty-one years ago, the renowned physicist Dr. Christopher Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies.

Now his widow has died and Alex Benedict has been asked to handle the auction of the physicist’s artifacts—leading the public to

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Forty-one years ago, the renowned physicist Dr. Christopher Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies.

Now his widow has died and Alex Benedict has been asked to handle the auction of the physicist’s artifacts—leading the public to once again speculate on the mystery surrounding Robin’s disappearance. Did he finally find the door between parallel universes that he had long sought?

Intrigued, Benedict and Chase Kolpath embark on their own investigation as they follow the missing man’s trail into the unknown to uncover the truth—a truth people are willing to kill to protect…  

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Library Journal
When antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his assistant Chase Kolpath find items from the estate of noted physicist Chris Robin, who vanished mysteriously 40 years earlier, they uncover a story of experimental space yachts set adrift and mysterious ships that suggest contact with other dimensions. An intriguing mystery involving the possible true sentience of artificial intelligences adds another layer to the plot. VERDICT McDevitt's sixth far-future mystery featuring Alex and Chase (Echo; The Devil's Eye) delivers a complex and attention-grabbing puzzle that should please fans.
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 Praise for Jack McDevitt
“The Alex Benedict series is reminiscent of some of the work of Isaac Asimov.” —SFRevu

“The logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.”—Stephen King

“McDevitt hit a grand slam with this one…I’m still shaking my head and wondering how he pulled it off.”—Wired.com

“An intriguing mystery.”—SF Site

“A fast-paced thriller.”—Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441020737
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Alex Benedict Series, #6
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 6.28(h) x 1.28(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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