Deep in an Arizona mountain, the world's largest supercollider will probe what happened at the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. The brainchild of Nobel laureate Gregory North Hazelius, the supercollider, given the name Isabella, is the most expensive machine ever built. Some people think it may unlock the mysteries of the universe. Some think it will create a mini black hole that will suck in the earth. Powerful televangelist Don T. Spates thunders that Isabella is a satanic attempt to disprove Genesis and ...
Deep in an Arizona mountain, the world's largest supercollider will probe what happened at the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. The brainchild of Nobel laureate Gregory North Hazelius, the supercollider, given the name Isabella, is the most expensive machine ever built. Some people think it may unlock the mysteries of the universe. Some think it will create a mini black hole that will suck in the earth. Powerful televangelist Don T. Spates thunders that Isabella is a satanic attempt to disprove Genesis and challenge God Almighty on the very throne of heaven. He'll do anything to stop Isabella from reaching its goal. When Hazelius and his team of twelve scientists start up Isabella, they make an extraordinary discovery - one that must be hidden from the world at all costs. Wyman Ford, ex-monk and CIA operative, is hired by the US government to wrest from the team their dark secret. A secret that will either destroy the world . . . or save it. 'This baby roars . . . the pages simply fly' Publishers Weekly 'A superb read! A page-turning thriller about science and religion in which good and evil collide at the speed of light. You'll be up all night with this book' Jeffrey Deaver
Cutting edge science mixed with mystery -good read
This interesting story is filled with cutting edge science. The March issue of National Geographic features the CERN Super Collider in Europe that is very like the TORUS of Blasphemy. But when our fictional machine pushes its sub atomic stuff to near light speed, it gets a surprise: a message from God! Or is it really from Him? That is the question of the novel. And such questions always have consequences. Fanatics, religious and otherwise, clash and collide in human explosions in the story. Yet, the book is not anti-religious; it's anti-fanatic. And it should promote healthy skepticism in the blind following of either religious leaders or scientific theorists. Our world desperately needs new energy sources, and it needs truth. Real truth should stand honest and deep investigation. That's the bottom line message I got from Blasphemy. Hawking radiation from micro black holes that such machines as the TORUS might generate could get us over a real energy problem. But controlling such energy is a problem. And controlling the negative energy of fanatics who claim to have the "truth" has always been a problem and a curse. This novel, like its fictional machine, gives rise to dreams and nightmares--and such is the stuff good reading is made of.
Feb 26, 2008
Unredeemable, Stupid and Offensive
A novel full of completely unredeemable characters and pages of gibberish the author, who could learn a thing or two by reading the Bible, clearly projects as what he thinks a neo-scientific God might say, but sadly, actually embodies the very real ideas of a modern-day Satan - in fact, I kept reading hoping that in the end, the book would redeem itself by admitting this so-called 'voice of God' was really the voice of the Enemy. But no such luck. Had the bad and misguided 'fanatics' and 'religious people' been balanced with some form of true Christian sanity, it would have been bearable to accept Spates, Crawley & Eddy as the true villains - but the problem is, there is no one else to pull for, so you just pray the whole mountain blows up and no one survives. Unfortunately - they do and we are spared nothing. Yuk - just plain yuk.
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