David Hewson Solstice

ISBN 13: 9780006510086

Solstice

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9780006510086: Solstice

The ultimate novel of the Millennium from the most exciting new thriller writer on our list.

At an observatory on the island of Mallorca, a disparate group of scientists and military types is gathered. None of them seems very happy to be joined by Michael Lieberman, known throughout the scientific community as a wild card, but Lieberman is also the acknowledged world authority on sun spots and this project is clearly something to do with the extraordinary pattern of solar events that is causing electro-magnetic mayhem across an ever-more panicky globe. The pattern should peak at the summer solstice… in four days time.

As the markets crash, as aircraft fall from the sky, something is happening here that not even Lieberman’s brilliance can predict – not least because he is not being told the full story about an experiment that the government has lost control of, or the activities of a millennial cult run by his beautiful and brilliant former lover.

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‘Solstice... is Independence Day reimagined for grown-ups; a smart synthesis of science fiction and planet-in-peril cliffhanger... Hewson’s inventiveness never flags, characterisation and dialogue are way above thriller norms and the science is ingenious and plausible’
Sunday Times

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At an observatory on the island of Mallorca, a disparate group of scientists and military personnel is gathered. None of them seems happy to be joined by Michael Lieberman, known throughout the scientific community as a wild card, but Lieberman is also acknowledged as the world authority on sun spots, and this project is clearly something to do with the extraordinary pattern of solar events that is causing electro-magnetic mayhem across an ever-more panicky globe. As the markets crash, as aircraft fall from the sky, something is happening here that not even Lieberman's brilliance can predict - and it is soon apparent that he is not being told the full story about a secret US solar experiment that is running out of control, or the activities of a millennial cult run by his beautiful and brilliant former lover. The solar pattern should peak at the summer solstice, in four days' time... four days in which the future of the world lies in the less than steady hands of Michael Lieberman. David Hewson has written a mesmerizing novel of suspense about science, the human spirit and political intrigue in the very last days of the century.

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DAVID HEWSON
Published by HARPERCOLLINS (1999)
ISBN 10: 0006510086 ISBN 13: 9780006510086
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