The Doomsday Equation: A Novel by Matt RichtelThe Doomsday Equation: A Novel by Matt Richtel

The Doomsday Equation: A Novel

byMatt Richtel

Paperback | August 11, 2016

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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. . . .

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning technology reporter for theNew York Times. He is the author ofA Deadly Wanderingand the novelsThe CloudandDevil's Plaything.
Title:The Doomsday Equation: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:August 11, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062201182

ISBN - 13:9780062201188

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Doomsday Equation If I could give this a negative-star review, I would - it's THAT bad. The idea behind it is great, there's so much potential in it. All that potential goes to waste here. The characters lack personality, reasoning, and any sort of depth. The protagonist is a jerk in every sense but there's no justification or traits to make the reader understand why. He also happens to know precisely when the world is about to enter a WW3-type scenario and he fails to tell a soul for about three quarters of the novel! He simply hops from one mundane location to the next being pretentious and rude to everyone he encounters. And again, with no consistent personality traits to explain his behavior! The writing is horrid - laughable even, though I don't believe it's meant to be. Please don't waste your time, money, or IQ on this.
Date published: 2017-09-19

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“A page-turner.”