By Douglas Preston
In Douglas Preston's Blasphemy, the world's greatest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was once equipped to bare the secrets and techniques of the very second of production: the massive Bang itself.
The Torus is the costliest computer ever created through humankind, run through the world's strongest supercomputer. it's the brainchild of Nobel Laureate William North Hazelius. Will the Torus expose the mysteries of the production of the universe? Or will it, as a few expect, suck the earth right into a mini black gap? Or is the Torus a Satanic test, as a robust televangelist decries, to problem God Almighty at the very throne of Heaven?
Twelve scientists less than the management of Hazelius are despatched to the distant mountain to show it on, and what they notice has to be hidden from the realm in any respect expenditures. Wyman Ford, ex-monk and CIA operative, is tapped to wrest their mystery, a mystery that may both damage the world…or reserve it.
The countdown begins…
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