The Fourth Law

The Fourth Law

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by Paul Stein
     
 

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Two estranged cousins, Ryan Marshall and Jarrod Conrad, must overcome their longstanding mutual animosity and band together to defeat a common foe in the high-octane page-turner The Fourth Law by Paul Stein. An evil mastermind, Alastair Holloway, steals the revolutionary invention of Jarrod Conrad, an antigravity machine, but manages to pin the blame on Jarrod's

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Two estranged cousins, Ryan Marshall and Jarrod Conrad, must overcome their longstanding mutual animosity and band together to defeat a common foe in the high-octane page-turner The Fourth Law by Paul Stein. An evil mastermind, Alastair Holloway, steals the revolutionary invention of Jarrod Conrad, an antigravity machine, but manages to pin the blame on Jarrod's cousin, Ryan Marshall. When the two embittered cousins realize they've been duped, they reluctantly join forces to fight back against their wicked archenemy. But are they any match for diabolical Holloway and a gang of ex-military mercenaries, who plan to steal one billion dollars in gold bullion from Fort Knox with the help of the antigravity technology? Full of larger than life characters and written in the vein of the great thrill masters Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum, The Fourth Law mixes science fiction and corporate espionage with wit and panache. A thinking person's sci-fi adventure, The Fourth Law explores the Grand Unified Theorem of astrophysics. But The Fourth Law is also a deeply felt character study about the bonds that tie family members together, and how the force of good might triumph over the darkest most sinister evil. Full of plot twists and turns you won't see coming, The Fourth Law is a dramatic thriller that will have you guessing from the first page to the last!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452820606
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Stein received a degree in biology from the University of San Francisco. He is the developer of a rainbow trout hatchery and became the Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Fish & Game. Paul served two terms as County Supervisor and maintains strong ties in the California political landscape. Paul lives and writes from his ranch along the Mokelumne River in Calaveras County, a region in the gold country made famous by Mark Twain's story: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

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Fourth Law 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just Found A New Great Author - Mystery, Thriller, Excitement. Paul Stein has crafted an amazing first novel in "The Fourth Law" Part adventure, part mystery, all excitement, the story mixes science fiction, espionage and satire. Follow an ex-military guy and an oil magnate as they develop a plan to break into Fort Knox. Will their plan work, or can good prevail? Steins characters are well developed and his writing is magnificent. I can see Stein being compared to Tom Clancy and would dare say he will have a great career as a writer. The Fourth Law will not disappoint. Be prepared to keep reading, because you will not want to put it down.
philfrieders More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for a new author, being weary of the spate of cookie cutter plots, superfluous mayhem and gore. I am delighted to say i have found one. Paul Stein's first novel, The Fourth Law, combines suspense, mystery, excitement and a bit of education in this engrossing story. I enjoy Mr. Stein's easy and educated writing style. I'm looking forward to his layman's explanations of the first three laws. Put me on the list for the next one.
chicogg More than 1 year ago
It's a good story and I would have given it a 5* except for the sex and foul language which wasn't necessary to tell the story. For some of us older people that just rubs us wrong.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
Great book. I agree with the other reviewers - a great, new thriller that's different from the others. I will be watching for more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many facets of interest, including suspense. science, special ops. some government intrigue. family relationships. etc.. all interwoven in a manner to keep a variety of interests going without losing the clearness of the main plot or the individually developed strands. I would definitely read another book by this author. Enough going on to keep up interest without getting "lost" moving from one stream to another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wowie! Loved it. Read it! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story started out really slow and I almost gave up. I think at times it just had way too many details and some of the time there was things written that felt like it had nothing to do with the story. Once the story finally picked up it got exciting. I do need to give the author credit for how well he developed his charecters and also how he gave good descriptions and a feel for your sorroundings. I admit I had to skim through some sections because I started to get board but the parts with action kept my intrest enough to finish. This is a good book if you can get through the wordy parts. 1080 pages long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I enjoyed reading the novelty of this crime mixed with science. Very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love scify and suspense. This has both, the suspense was thrilling. Good story line. But I did not like the ending. The ending was predictable but the long drawn out actions of the main hero was way over done and completely unnessary. There were several heros in the book and the attempt to insert the main. Character into the final act was absurd and made no sense. It ruined the ending and made me mad for I had enjoyed reading the book until the end when this misplaced hero Shows up for no reason other than stupity And then is proclaimed by the author as a great hero ?????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much action and helping family and friends. Never dull.
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Excellent book. I had a hard time putting it down. Cannot wait for another one. Thank you so much!
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nannaof2007 More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK I WOULD READ MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP
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First 20 pages was enough for me. Too heavy reading bordering on the espionage which is not for me. If you like that sort of adventure, then this is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a relatively good read. The only two issues I had with the writing was that the initial description of Jarrod described him as having all the hallmark characteristics of a sociopath (right down to animal torture) and then later the author turns him into a strong protagonist in the book. That was sort of strange. Also, the author has a simplistic view of women and the female characters showed that simplicity. But the plot was good and fun, and the book was a page turner. I will be looking for other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over 1000 pages, and a bit dragged out. Too much description and repitition. Also somewhat religious. A lot of technical info that did nothing to enhance the story. Good character development. A madman's quest to steal from Fort Knox. Mayhem and murder are rampant.
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