Nemesis

Nemesis

by Bill Napier
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Nemesis 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The technical scientific material got in the way of the plot, which jumped around without adequately concluding storylines. It was not a 'bad' book, but it was not that good either. The best part was the final conlusion, although that too was a little vague.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The most exciting book I've ever read. It's a really intelligent science-thriller. The blend of hard science and great political fiction makes for a book that is hard to put down....thoroughly recommended. Please make it a movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too much scientific garb, this book was stagnanht and hard to follow
Guest More than 1 year ago
Scottish astronomer Oliver Webb finds himself plucked from a winter campsite on a remote mountain and whisked off to a U.S./Mexican border government compound. He's been brought there with other scientists to find a way of averting a collision between the Earth and an asteroid. The twist is that authorities believe the asteroid, nicknamed Nemesis, has been nudged into a course change by the Russians. Otherwise it wouldn't be targeting the United States of America. This is the sort of book that I finish because it holds my interest just well enough to require that. I put it down with disappointment afterward, though, because its final plot twist - which I won't give away in this review - is just so huge that I felt cheated instead of gratifyingly surprised. The writing is competent, although the first half is confusing because the reader doesn't yet have certain information that's needed for that part of the book to make any real sense. The token woman scientist is appropriately beautiful, incredibly competent at just about everything ('I AM WOMAN' might have been written about her...), and she's known as 'Judy' while all of her male colleagues are called by their surnames. That, put together with the inexplicably resurrected Cold War driving the plot, gave the whole thing a weirdly old-fashioned feel. Not my cup of tea, for reasons stated. But it does have plenty of action, lots of techno-babble, and an astronomer-cleric from 400 years ago who's an absolute delight whenever his scenes occur. Vincenzo and his illicit 'woman' are the most realistic characters in the whole book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cold War ended with a whimper, but a few decades later the Soviet Union like a humongous Phoenix has returned with the same objective of burying the west. This time the Soviets are more direct in their hostilities their physicists come up with Project Nemesis, redirecting an asteroid to crash into the United States. --- The American government struggles to resume the Cold War mentality, but considers a nuclear retaliatory strike. However the immediate need is to divert Nemesis from its new path with only five days till splashdown kills millions. Scientists from all over the free world have gathered at the Mexican border to abort Nemesis. Physicist Dr. Oliver Webb is assigned finding the projectile before it is too late, but he knows he seeks a grain of sand amidst a desert. Still as the countdown to Armageddon continues, Oliver concludes that clues finding the asteroid is in a four century old document. Once he obtains that manuscript, he believes he can pinpoint Nemesis so that the other team members will be able to complete the mission. --- Revising the Soviet threat with two decades more of technology and scientific information would in of itself be a terrific save the world thriller. However, what makes NEMESIS must reading for the thriller crowd is Bill Napier¿s pull no punches knockout description of the vast devastation a direct hit by an asteroid would do to the earth. That vivid pandemic scenario on top of the action-packed exhilarating tale is mindful of the Willis movie Armageddon, but with more subplots, twists and spins make for a neo-Cold War thriller. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He walks in and looks around "What? Weirdmageddon... this happened last year..."