The Cosmic Ray Heresy [NOOK Book]

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"Two more mothers asked me who you were at the PeeWee soccer match yesterday, Frank. I just said, 'Oh, Frank, my fiancé? He's a Catholic priest, a theoretical physicist, and is helping a woman detective catch whoever is trying to kill us.' They gave me a weak smile. I don't think they'll be inviting Olivia and Joey over for any more play dates."
The Cosmic Ray Heresy is a novel which mixes an unconventional love story with a murder investigation, Vatican chicanery, quantum ...

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The Cosmic Ray Heresy

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Overview

"Two more mothers asked me who you were at the PeeWee soccer match yesterday, Frank. I just said, 'Oh, Frank, my fiancé? He's a Catholic priest, a theoretical physicist, and is helping a woman detective catch whoever is trying to kill us.' They gave me a weak smile. I don't think they'll be inviting Olivia and Joey over for any more play dates."
The Cosmic Ray Heresy is a novel which mixes an unconventional love story with a murder investigation, Vatican chicanery, quantum physics, and the joy of single parents raising young children.
Father Frank Donnelly is the weekend assistant at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in the Fairmont section of Philadelphia. During the week he teaches physics at a Philadelphia university and has been receiving threatening emails that may be from a radical group opposed to priests like him; former Protestant ministers who converted to Catholicism and are married with children. When his wife is killed in a tragic accident Frank is left to raise his young daughter alone. He falls in love with a teacher in the parish school, herself a single parent, but his petition to remarry is met with Vatican opposition. A woman detective discovers email threats received by a murdered priest which are similar to Frank's and she and Frank work together, using her computer skills and his knowledge of physics and the Church, to find who is threatening Frank, his fiancée, and their children.
During an experiment with cosmic rays Frank detects a slew of subatomic particles that should not be there. Is there a scientific explanation for the phenomenon or is it miraculous? His planned extension of the experiment with a woman Episcopal priest threatens the Church's claim to infallibility and forces the Vatican to reconsider his petition to marry.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011517365
  • Publisher: Frank Smith
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 84,240
  • File size: 266 KB

Meet the Author

Frank A. Smith spent most of his professional career as Professor of Physics at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous papers in professional journals and of a video study guide for introductory college physics. This is his first novel. In addition to his tenure at West Chester University Dr. Smith has been an adjunct professor at Temple University, Gwynedd-Mercy College, and Philadelphia University. He resides with his wife in West Chester, Pa and Ocean City, NJ.He can be contacted at : fsmith@wcupa.edu
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