Combining the thrilling narrative style and imagination of Dan Brown and James Rollins with the intellectual depth of Umberto Ecco and Matthew Pearl, José Rodrigues dos Santos dazzles with his remarkable thriller, The Einstein Enigma. The internationally bestselling author of Codex 632, dos Santos combines cryptology, international espionage, and a secret formula created by the most famous physicist of all time, Albert Einstein—and masterfully fuses science with religion in a breathtaking Da Vinci Code-like mix—in a novel guaranteed to get the heart and the mind both racing furiously.
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About the Author
José Rodrigues dos Santos is a professor at the New University of Lisbon and a journalist at RTP, the Portuguese public television station. He is the author of the international bestseller Codex 632. Born in Mozambique, he lives in Portugal.
José Rodrigues dos Santos nació en Mozambique en 1964. Es escritor y periodista y fue director de Información de RTP, la televisión pública de Portugal. Es también el autor de El códice 632.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As one who enjoys suspenseful novels centering around adventures of academic protagonists racing to solve puzzles, I was disappointed in "The Einstein Enigma" primarily because of the weak characters and immense discussion of physics. While the protagonist is claimed to be an academic cryptanalyst, a small amount of time in the book--a few pages in total--are actually dedicated to solving the cryptogram at the center of the novel; additionally, he solves very little of the puzzle on his own and requires help from others or a key to figure it out. While the discussion of physics, metaphysics, religion, and theories on time, space, and the universe are necessary to the plot, the author has nearly 1/4 of the entire book detailing discussions on physics theories that will sometimes lead the reader to question their relevance in the plot. If the reader is looking for something along the lines of Dan Brown's academic protagonist, she will be disappointed with this one; however, if one is looking for an easy plot with some scientific and theoretical ideas, this book will be an adequate read. It is not, however, a masterpiece or favorite read.