Darfur, Sudan. 2009. Two doctors employed by NGOs stumble across a strange metallic cylinder, which has been embedded—for perhaps millions of years—in desert rock. Mystified by the object, they gather four of the world’s leading experts in science and technology—a computer scientist, a physicist, a biochemist, and a genetic researcher—and head to London to study it thoroughly.
The six have barely begun running tests on the cylinder, when they suddenly disappear—telling family members not to go looking for them. But word about the discovery has gotten out—and for these six civilians, it might already be too late.
Mossad, the Israeli national intelligence agency, has been instructed to recover the mysteriously powerful object at any cost—even if that means eliminating the scientists. Hot on Mossad’s trail is the CIA, determined to chase down the fugitives first, no matter the consequences.
As the noose tightens, the six scramble to figure out the what the cylinder is and who built it—ultimately revealing a dramatic truth that could change the world forever.
A fast-paced, globe-trotting thriller that asks the reader to consider the earth’s very origins, Quantum is the first novel in a three-book series.
Indiana Jones taught us to love archeology and that it can be full of action, excitement and intrigue – De Servienti carries those lessons into his book. He has given us a riveting plot with outstanding characters that make you look forward to going on this thrilling new adventure.
The author takes you on a wild ride all the way to the end and leaving you wanting more which is good because this is the first in a planned trilogy. It’s the kind of story you could see becoming a feature film one day when they run out of reasons to do remakes. (Not a fan of that in case you can’t tell, try for originality Hollywood!)
The intricate and well thought out details read as if the author put in some serious research time to provide a plausible story that will captivate the imagination. It’s fast pace will help hold your attention to the point hours will go by deep into the night before you remember to come up for air.
All I hope is if this does hit the big screen De Servienti is involved with the screenplay so the magic of what makes this story good is translated verbatim.
Thank you to Netgalley and Dean De Servienti for allowing me to review this book.
*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com
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