While the Earth wonders at the spectacular aurora that suddenly appears, a single physicist struggles to understand why every satellite in orbit has just moved. Only after exhausting work does he realize; he has witnessed a wandering black hole, it could undo the very structure of the Solar System itself. But when? What damage will it do before it meets its own end?
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About the Author
When not reading, he is writing. When not writing, he is reading. Author Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick lives with his lovely wife and their two boys in Southwest Colorado.
A novelist with five published works—only four of his books are available as e-books.
Being a fierce supporter of independent and self-publishing, Joel straddles the fence quite well in the industry. He is the current Acquisitions Director for JournalStone Publishing, and is the first contact for authors wishing to be published in the traditional modes.
His motto, which he freely shares as terribly good advice--Authors should write for themselves, then share their work.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am not a rocket scientist, but Kirkpatrick was able to explain the science of this story in terms a layman could understand. The development of the plot created a great deal of suspense, with the safety of the entire globe at stake, but it was suffused with such love, humor and good fellowship that I not once felt the kind of terror other writers strive to create. I read several books a week, but Kirkpatrick's works stand out in my mind for their plot, characters, and writing style. There is nothing 'ordinary' about his writing.
I confess that I am no science geek. In fact, before reading this book I knew as much about black holes as my dogs know about physics. Upon finishing this book, I feel like I've inadvertantly had a high-level astronomy lesson while enjoying a great story. Harmony's Passing is a great mixture of science, suspense, relationships and romance. Kirkpatrick's research and understanding of his topic, along with his passion, make the hard science fun for even the most science illiterate (like me!). The emotional story behind the science and the interplay between the characters tugged at my heartstrings, offering the perfect balance between the scientific world we live in and the emotions that drive us forward.