The Krone Experiment

The Krone Experiment

by J. Craig Wheeler
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The Krone Experiment by J. Craig Wheeler

This techno-thriller novel is set at the time of the break-up of the Soviet Union, yet reflects today's headlines. Damage to a Russian aircraft carrier leads to a breakdown in the detente with the United States. Star wars erupt as the two countries invoke space-based weapons in a deadly face off in orbit. Robert Issacs, Deputy Director of Scientific Intelligence for the CIA, and his top aide, Dr. Patricia Danielson, connect the carrier damage with a mysterious seismic signal. Thwarted by internal CIA politics, they put their careers at risk to engage in an unauthorized consultation with Jason, the secret group of physicists who consult for the government. Astrophysicist Alex Runyan advances a fantastic theory that triggers a race for the truth before the conflict with Russia can spin out of control. The quest leads to the New Mexico laboratory of Paul Krone. The true danger dwarfs that posed by the international crisis. Bonus links to historical background material are provided at the end of the book. The Krone saga continues in the sequel, Krone Ascending.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033022663
Publisher: J. Craig Wheeler
Publication date: 01/29/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 890 KB

About the Author

J. Craig Wheeler is the Samuel T. and Fern Yanagisawa Regents Professor of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas and recipient of a Regents Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas System. His research interests are supernovae, black holes, gamma-ray bursts and astrobiology. He has published about 300 papers in refereed journals, numerous conference proceedings, and edited five books. He served on the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council from 2002–2006 and was co-Chair of the NRC Committee on the Origin and Evolution of Life from 2002–2005. He served a two-year term as President of the American Astronomical Society from 2006 to 2008.

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Krone Experiment 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Lorec More than 1 year ago
I found this book describing an earth shattering destructive possibility that connects science with reality. It is a good read with a great story but a lot of technical theory. It combines the actual power grab of men messing with things that are beyond their control.
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Just an ok story. Not something I would recommend.
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