By Mark Alpert
“T he wolf shall live with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the child. And a baby shall lead them.” She smiled. “That’s you, Michael. That’s why Brother Cyrus wishes you. You’re going to assist us satisfy the prophecy.”
The Omega thought opens with media stories that, regardless of U.S. warnings, Iran has proven a nuclear bomb. however the blast from the machine is varied and much extra harmful than that of any prior nuclear weapon. Surveillance tools express that for one cut up moment an occasion happened that had now not taken position because the mammoth Bang fourteen billion years in the past. in the meantime, technological know-how historian David fast and quantum physicist Monique Reynolds study that their autistic son, Michael, has been abducted via a militant cult known as the real Believers. Michael, a descendant of Albert Einstein, has inherited Einstein’s extraordinary intelligence and is the one individual on the earth who understands Einstein’s final secret—the ultimate concept, a suite of equations which can clarify the entire forces of nature. in basic terms those that comprehend the major to production may perhaps understand how to wreck it. The Iranian nuclear blast is an indication of this realizing. quickly David and Monique discover their determined look for Michael is usually a determined race to prevent the terrible strength of the speculation from being unleashed. becoming a member of forces with FBI Agent Lucille Parker, David and Monique race from the outdated urban of Jerusalem to the deserts of Turkmenistan to rescue Michael and forestall the cult’s enthusiast chief. Their trip proves simply how tricky it's to prevent those people who are keen to die within the identify of God. Praised by means of bestselling friends equivalent to Douglas Preston and James Rollins, Mark Alpert exhibits he's on the most sensible of his writing online game and the leading edge of technology, seamlessly weaving truth and fiction with nonstop heart-pounding motion during this explosive mystery. We won't ever see our universe in relatively an identical means again.
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Hakim said this as if he were explaining the obvious. ” Wilson nodded. “It makes me invisible,” Hakim said. Wilson got it, but he didn’t buy it. After a week in Lebanon, it was obvious that the Arab knew how to enjoy himself, whatever the Koran might say about it. Their second night in Beirut, Hakim had gotten drunk in the bar of the St. Georges Hotel, eventually wandering off with an expensive-looking girl young enough to be his granddaughter. Was that an exercise in cover? Either way, there was no denying Hakim’s commitment to “the cause,” and even to the plan at hand.
At the checkpoint leading to the docks, the driver flipped open a worn wallet and extracted a folded piece of paper, which he handed over for inspection. The guard perused it, carefully refolded it, and handed it back, giving some instructions. They passed a couple of small freighters being unloaded by gantry cranes, then skirted a large structure that looked to be a drydock. And then, there it was: The Marmara Queen. The links that made up the anchor chain were as thick as Wilson’s wrists. It flew the Turkish flag, crescent and star bright white against the crimson background.