The Starry Message [NOOK Book]

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The Starry Message is the historically based story of how the aging genius Galileo finds a means of forewarning future generations of an event that may well mean the end of the world. Unfortunately, the only viable means of dissemination available to the blind and imprisoned scientist is to deposit an encoded message in a secret hiding place. The discovery of this message by the Contessa Floridiana more than three centuries later initiates the search for the solution to the ...

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The Starry Message

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Overview

The Starry Message is the historically based story of how the aging genius Galileo finds a means of forewarning future generations of an event that may well mean the end of the world. Unfortunately, the only viable means of dissemination available to the blind and imprisoned scientist is to deposit an encoded message in a secret hiding place. The discovery of this message by the Contessa Floridiana more than three centuries later initiates the search for the solution to the riddle.
Transporting the reader across space and time, the storyline moves seamlessly between seventeenth century and modern-day Italy in a series of events that increasingly intertwine the lives of Galileo, the professor and the contessa. As each discovery by the modern day pair builds on its predecessors, they are increasingly drawn into a complex web of intrigue, danger, and mindboggling scientific revelations. Ultimately, time and space seem to blend together as the quest to solve Galileo’s riddle rushes to its shocking and fateful conclusion.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033186389
  • Publisher: D. Allen Henry
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 289,002
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

D. Allen Henry is the author of five novels. He is an academic, having spent his career teaching at four major universities across the U.S., as well as abroad on several continents. He is also the author of three textbooks and more than one hundred journal articles and archival publications in the subject area of solid mechanics. Dr. Henry is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. A native of Texas, Dr. Henry lives in Texas with his wife Claudia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Great historical mystery!!

    The main character, Professor Paul Woodbridge, is interesting, funny and quirky. He has a tendency to go off on a tangent at the drop of a hat........ his head so full of information he seems to have a problem keeping it in. As he and the contessa travel in search of Galileo's final message, the reader is taken on a guided tour through Italy. Paul's narratives are so descriptive, it is easy to visualize each place that the characters visit and will make you want to hop on a plane to visit Italy!

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    Not a bad read

    First things first, it was free on B&N website. That being said, portions were interesting but I couldn't help but feel I was reading a watered down DaVincis Code. The deductions the characters made from the clues were often a stretch. I read the entire book but wouldn't recommend paying for it.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    Not so good

    It was hard to get into
    I was reminded of a "Da Vinci " not redone well
    didnt finish it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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