The Lost Theory

The Lost Theory

by Michael Kelley
The Lost Theory

The Lost Theory

by Michael Kelley


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Embark on a thrilling international quest to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Sean McQueen is a staid, middle-aged NYU literature professor leading an uneventful life, until he receives a cryptic letter from his intellectually and poetically gifted best friend, Dylan Byrne. Following years of extensive research, Dylan claims that he has discovered "the theory of everything": a revelation that promises to alter man’s view of existence by reconciling science with spirituality. The two men arrange a meeting to discuss the paradigm-shifting theory, but after Dylan never shows, Sean discovers his friend has died under mysterious circumstances and the theory has gone missing. 

     Sean teams up with Dylan’s scientific collaborator, quantum cosmologist Emily Edens, to find the lost theory. Together they embark on the adventure of a lifetime—traveling from the busy streets of New York City to the mystical corners of Kathmandu where Dylan realized his groundbreaking theory. On their quest, they encounter extraordinary allies and fearsome adversaries, including a covert government operative code-named "Guru," who is hell-bent on finding the theory first and preventing Sean and Emily from sharing it with the world. 

​     The Lost Theory is an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery, full of magical realism, mystery, and romance, all wrapped up in a story overflowing with wit, intrigue, and a sense of ultimate redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626348844
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

MICHAEL KELLEY is a former lawyer who, prior to pursuing his passion for writing, built an international business on Wall Street before founding his own investment management firm. His love of literature and creative writing began during his years at the University of Pennsylvania. 

     Michael currently lives in New York with his wife and daughter. After years leading a busy life in the city, he now spends the majority of his time in the peaceful woods of Dutchess County where he enjoys meditation, yoga, wine, reading, and hiking, all of which inspire his writing.

     His debut novel is The Lost Theory.

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"The Lost Theory by Michael Kelley is a compelling thriller with a strong plot, a story that will appeal to readers who enjoy the puzzling kind of plotting they find in Dan Brown's work . . . The originality in the voice and style, as well as the author’s ingenuity in plotting complex scenes, make the story a spellbinding read."
—Readers’ Favorite

“I confess that I’ve never read The DaVinci Code, but if it’s half as fast-paced, outright entertaining, and mind-blowing as The Lost Theory, I’d be tempted to give it a try. Michael Kelley has hit a home run on his first swing.”
—Larry Dark, director, The Story Prize

“This wildly imaginative novel set amid the mountains of Nepal culminates in a burst of sublime illumination that reveals how poetic, scientific, and spiritual truths converge. The reader is both elevated and grounded as the characters learn the joy of living in a perpetual present. The story is told with delightful candor, humor, and deep feeling. An inspirational experience.”
—Vicki Mahaffey, Kirkpatrick Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Lost Theory is a creative mix of crime, science fiction, and delicate romance. Right from the introduction, the book takes you through a world of government conspiracies, absolute love and spirituality, quantum physics, and humor. It will tug at your heartstrings, steer you to an epiphany, and keep you in a constant state of suspense and anticipation. I recommend The Lost Theory to lovers of adventure stories that take one through the good, bad, and mysteries of life.”

"Michael Kelley's The Lost Theory is a captivating account of an ancient realization—that love is the substance, the cosmic glue, around which everything coheres. In our age in which materialism is increasingly worshiped, this is a significant message with profound implications for our very survival. This novel transcends fiction; it deserves a category all its own."
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind:  How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

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