Factor Man

Factor Man

by Matt Ginsberg


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One man holds the key to the most revolutionary and powerful technology since the invention of the atom bomb.

The press wants to interview Factor Man. The Chinese government wants to kill him. And the FBI wants to protect him.

But first, they need to find him.

William Burkett is a statistics-savvy journalist, but he isn’t qualified to judge the extraordinary claims in an anonymous email he receives from “Factor Man.” Is FM a crackpot, or has he discovered what computer scientists call “God’s algorithm?” As FM solves increasingly complex math problems in a public countdown to the day his identity will be revealed, the momentous consequences of his apparent invention draw the attention of a Chinese assassin. Will Factor Man survive until his coming-out party, or will his technology die with him?

Advance praise for Factor Man:

Factor Man gives us a hero for our times: a tech genius with common sense and a commitment to social responsibility. An original, smart thriller that stretches your imagination and keeps you engaged to the end.”—AMY ROGERS, author of Petroplague

“Ben Stiller should play me in the movie!”—ROBERT HASDAY, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

“A fantastic job of taking us on a ride featuring engaging characters, exciting action and deep-thinking heroes and villains of a type all too rare in the genre. I greatly enjoyed this book.” —BART MASSEY, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Portland State University

“A real page-turner, thanks to the characters, plot twists and humor. Even though I’m nicer than the guy in the book, I still loved it.” —BRIAN FINN, ex-president of Credit Suisse

“A classy and clever thriller best read with your phone off and your brain on.”—MARK BLACKABY, author of You’ll Never Be Here Again

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999757116
Publisher: Zowie Press
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Matt Ginsberg got a PhD in astrophysics from Oxford when he was 24. He quickly came to his senses, however, switching to artificial intelligence and teaching at Stanford for a decade. He's been on the front page of the New York Times and, surprisingly, was happy about it. He's been a political columnist and published playwright, and constructs crosswords for the Times. He has written about a hundred technical papers. And one novel.

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