The Lure [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Lure

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Overview


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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466856370
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 533,627
  • File size: 668 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.
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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    A Science Fiction Adventure

    I found this to be a very realistic and unusual science fiction adventure. European scientists discover a strange communication from an alien intelligence in space. They set out to analyze it and share it with the world before they can be silenced by the governments of the world.
    It is easy to believe this story could happen in real life. Important ideas are explored here in an entertaining fashion.
    Michael Travis Jasper, author of the novel, "To Be Chosen"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2007

    A thoughtful book

    I highly recommend this book for those looking for more substance in their thrillers. Napier's background shows in his commentary throughout the book. The characters may not be as well developed as I would like but this is really more of a vehicle for discussion of first contact possibilities. There are some very interesting concepts discussed here and I wont ruin the suspense by going into it. Reminds me a bit of Carl Sagan's books.

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