A Slow Cold Death

A Slow Cold Death

by Susy Gage
A Slow Cold Death

A Slow Cold Death

by Susy Gage



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Lori Barrow was a Wunderkind, the youngest person ever to enrol in America’s most prestigious science university, the Superior Technological Institute of Pasadena, CA. Now, twenty years later, she’s a lonely, socially awkward Luddite whose career is all over the map because she refuses to grow up. She knows that her alma mater has brought her back as a professor not because of any great achievements, but because they hope her wide range of skills will resuscitate the dying physics department.

She learns very quickly that the “dying” is all too literal. Mysterious deaths and accidents have plagued the department for at least two years, linked somehow to experiments at the South Pole and the happenings at the rocket lab.

Afraid of making too many waves too early, Lori says nothing… until the department’s only female graduate student is found frozen to death in the cold room. An angry technician with a misogynist streak is arrested, and everyone but Lori breathes a sigh of relief. She is convinced that the murder was not personal but political, a warning to her and her colleagues to stay away from the rocket lab. At stake is a six hundred million dollar grant that has the power to return the department to its former glory.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015778946
Publisher: Bitingduck Press
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Susy Gage is the pen name of a physics professor who hopes to remain anonymous until tenure, retirement, or death, whichever comes first. In her scholarly life, she has published over one hundred papers on condensed matter and particle physics and traveled from pole to pole. She is also active in educational efforts aimed at teaching biology to mathematicians and the other way around.

Day job aside, literature and languages have always been her first passion. She did a double major in French as an undergraduate and spent two years in Laval, Quebec, where she got her accent (’sti!). To support herself through school in her teens and twenties, she worked as a free-lance translator (French to English) and editor of professional manuscripts, particularly doctoral theses.

Hobbies include ultra-marathons on human powered vehicles of all descriptions.
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