Firebird (Alex Benedict Series #6)

Firebird (Alex Benedict Series #6)

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by Jack McDevitt
     
 

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A new Alex Benedict novel from a master of describing otherworldly grandeur." (Denver Post)

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

Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath

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A new Alex Benedict novel from a master of describing otherworldly grandeur." (Denver Post)

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

Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that Robin had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system where they too vanished. And following Robin's trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger...



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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101545416
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Alex Benedict Novel , #6
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
60,337
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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