The Doomsday Equation

The Doomsday Equation

by Matt Richtel

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The Doomsday Equation by Matt Richtel

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author of A Deadly Wandering comes a pulse-pounding technological thriller—as ingenious as the works of Michael Crichton and as urgent and irresistible as an episode of 24—in which one man has three days to prevent annihilation: the outbreak of World War III.

Computer genius Jeremy Stillwater has designed a machine that can predict global conflicts and ultimately head them off. But he’s a stubborn guy, very sure of his own genius, and has wound up making enemies, and even seen his brilliant invention discredited.

There’s nowhere for him to turn when the most remarkable thing happens: his computer beeps with warning that the outbreak of World War III is imminent, three days and counting.

Alone, armed with nothing but his own ingenuity, he embarks on quest to find the mysterious and powerful nemesis determined to destroy mankind. But enemies lurk in the shadows waiting to strike. Could they have figured out how to use Jeremy, and his invention, for their own evil ends?

Before he can save billions of lives, Jeremy has to figure out how to save his own. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594677888
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 543,410
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter and bestselling nonfiction and mystery author. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Meredith, a neurologist, and their two children. In his spare time, he plays tennis and piano and writes (not very good) songs. Visit him online at www.mattrichtel.wordpress.com.

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The Doomsday Equation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Steven Mathews More than 1 year ago
The story line does not hang together very well.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Jeremy Stillwater is a genius, but not the best person to share his genius with the world - people skills don't rank high on his list of qualities.  He has created a program that can predict major conflict and the government has turned him down.  This program alerts him to a possible World War III and no one is interested in listening to him or trusting his information. I loved how the author portrayed genius without some people skills!  It helped with the plot, but also felt authentic.  Jeremy was definitely an entertaining main character and I absolutely shook my head at some of the things he did and said!
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VicG More than 1 year ago
Matt Richtel in his new book, “The Doomsday Equation” published by William Morrow introduces us to Jeremy Stillwater. From the back cover: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist comes a pulse-pounding technological thriller—as ingenious as the works of Michael Crichton and as irresistible as a summer blockbuster—in which one man has three days to prevent the outbreak of World War III and the world’s annihilation What if you knew the world was going to end? What if no one believed you? Jeremy Stillwater is a genius with computers but not so much with people. Maddeningly self-righteous, he’s alienated his girlfriend and infuriated his Silicon Valley financiers and the government agents who saw military promise in his innovation: a program that seemed to be able to predict war. Even Jeremy has begun to doubt the algorithm’s capabilities. Then one day his computer has a message for him. War is coming. Three days and counting until massive nuclear conflict. Is it real? A malicious joke? A bug? Isolated yet relentless, Jeremy soon uncovers an ancient conspiracy of unspeakable danger. And it will take every bit of Jeremy’s stubborn ingenuity to survive another minute, let alone save the world. Someone wants to destroy the world. There is only one man who knows about it, has only three days to stop it and, of course, no one believes him. This is science fiction that is rapidly becoming fact. This is technology gone wild and in use by evil people. This is a future that could potentially happen. This is an excellent story that will grab you and hold you as you race to the end. Get ready for a thriller that moves along at a brisk rate that has plenty of action, romance and loads of atmosphere. “The Doomsday Equation” is loaded with twists and turns that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. Mr. Richtel has provided us with a very clever exciting book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”