Dante's Equation

Dante's Equation

by Jane Jensen
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Dante's Equation by Jane Jensen

“Powerful . . . A combustible mixture of science and mysticism, a high-altitude
thriller fizzing with intrigue.” –JOHN CASE, Author of The Eighth Day
In a breathless thriller that explores the relationship between science and the divine, good and evil, space and time, Jane Jensen takes us from the world we know into a reality we could only scarcely imagine. Until now.
Rabbi Aharon Handalman’s expertise with Torah code–rearranging words and letters in the Bible–has uncovered a man’s name. Who is Yosef Kobinski, and why did God hide his name in His sacred text? To find the answers, Aharon begins an investigation, and discovers that Kobinski, a Polish rabbi, was not only a mystic but also a brilliant physicist who authored what may be the most important lost work in human history.
In Seattle, Jill Talcott’s work with energy wave equations is being linked to Yosef Kobinski, now deceased, who claimed nearly fifty years ago that he discovered an actual physical law of good and evil. But when Jill’s lab explodes, she is forced to flee for her life, realizing that her cutting-edge research is far more dangerous than she ever has imagined. And that powerful people have a stake in what she may have uncovered.
Now Jill, her research partner, and a writer fascinated by Kobinski are about to meet Handalman in Poland–all four desperate to solve the astonishing riddle. Searching through the past, they trace Kobinski to a clearing in the woods near Auschwitz. And in that clearing they come face-to-face with the inexplicable: that Kobinski, drawing on his own alchemy of science and the Kabbalah, made himself vanish fromthe death camp in a blaze of fire. Now, with intelligence agents hot on their trail, the investigators have no choice. They must follow Kobinski –to wherever he may have gone. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345430380
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.01(d)

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Dante's Equation 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the glow of The Da Vinci Code a book that is just as thrilling and challenging as Dan Brown's book is, is going overlooked. Dante's Equation is a classic of the philosophical thriller. In this case, the philosphies are Kabbalah and higher physics, which form the background to a life-and-death chase that takes the reader from the Holocaust to worlds yet unimagined. Jane Jensen has created a set of wonderful viewpoint characters to tell her story, which is the best of its kind since The Eight.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Physicist and Kabbalah Rabbi Yosef Kobinski suddenly disappears from Auschwitz in a flash of light. No on knows what happened to the Jewish mystic. He left behind his work, The Book of Torment, in which he claims that he uncovered the physical law of good and evil. His mathematical mystical masterpiece of metaphysics is buried.

Five decades later at the University of Washington, Dr. Jill Talcott and her lab assistant Nate Andros are on the brink of a similar breakthrough with their research into energy waves. At the same time Rabbi Handalman and investigative reporter Denton Wyle separately seek Kobinski¿s The Book of the Torment. Soon these four individuals will find their paths converge at the site where Kobinski allegedly vanished with the Feds on their trail as only the government fully understands the strength of the force that Kobinski and now Talcott have discovered.

This extremely exciting thriller is at its strongest during the horrifying Holocaust descriptions, describing the mysticism of the Kabbalah, and explaining energy wave physics all inside a solid science fiction tale. When the story line turns otherworldly it loses much of its strength and ends up leaving the audience a bit disappointed. Jane Jensen provides a deep exciting and complex novel that will please speculative fiction fans especially those who enjoy a taut (for the most part) cutting edge thriller.

Harriet Klausner