The Lure

The Lure

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by Bill Napier
     
 

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In a top-secret research facility, a team of scientists receive an unexpected message from the depths of space.

At first, the blizzard of sub-nuclear particles seemed random. But soon a pattern emerges that could only have come from an alien intelligence far more advanced than our own. Now it's up to Irish mathematician Tom Petrie to decode

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In a top-secret research facility, a team of scientists receive an unexpected message from the depths of space.

At first, the blizzard of sub-nuclear particles seemed random. But soon a pattern emerges that could only have come from an alien intelligence far more advanced than our own. Now it's up to Irish mathematician Tom Petrie to decode these messages and unlock their secret—one that is believed to contain an unimaginable technological breakthrough, and has the power to change the course of human history…unless the world's superpowers succeed in suppressing the truth. Can Petrie and his team unmask the message's true intent while evading those who aim to crush its extraordinary revelations? A desperate race against time—and through space—is about to begin….in The Lure by Bill Napier.

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"Incredible…extraordinary."—Jeff Long

"Fans of Dan Brown take note."—Jack Du Brul

"Deftly mixing history, science, and fiction, Napier keeps the action escalating..."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466856370
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
670,003
File size:
684 KB

Meet the Author

Bill Napier was born in Scotland in 1940. He studied astronomy at Glasgow University, and has spent most of his career as an astronomer at observatories in Scotland, Italy, and Northern Ireland. He is an honorary professor in the Centre for Astrobiology at Cardiff University. In his research he has discovered a process which allows life to spread around the Galaxy, taking hold wherever it finds suitable environments—such as the Earth. He now lives in Ireland with his wife Nancy and divides his time between writing novels and carrying out research with colleagues in Wales and California. He likes to cook but faces stiff competition from wife and children.


Bill Napier was born in Perth, Scotland in 1940. He studied astronomy at Glasgow University and has spent most of his career as an astronomer at observatories in Scotland, Italy and Northern Ireland. He now lives in Southern Ireland with his wife and divides his time between writing novels and carrying out research with colleagues in the UK and California. He is an honorary professor in the Centre for Astrobiology at Cardiff University and has an asteroid -- 7096 Napier -- named after him (it pursues a chaotic, eccentric orbit but is not yet a collision hazard). His fiction includes The Furies, Nemesis and The Lure. He likes to cook but faces stiff competition from wife and children.

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