Improbable Intl

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HarperCollins, Feb 1, 2005 - 416 pages
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Michael Crichton meets A Beautiful Mind in this thinking man's thriller based on probability theory and quantum physics. David Caine's life is spinning out of control. A compulsive gambler who can't work because he's plagued by epileptic seizures, Caine's dropped out of normal society, opting instead to spend his nights trolling Manhattan's underground poker clubs. A mathematical genius, Caine wins more than he loses - that is, until one night when he makes a miscalculation that costs him money he doesn't have - right before experiencing his most powerful seizure ever. So he agrees to try an experimental drug to control the seizures. Shortly after he takes the yellow pill, he finds himself at a diner with friends where he envisions a truck coming through the window and killing them all. in the nick of time. From that moment his life is changed. Unsure whether he has gained the gift of second sight or is merely losing his mind, Caine embarks on a journey that stretches beyond the realm of what he has always thought of as possible into world that can only be described as... IMPROBABLE. Caine gradually discovers the extent of his astonishing ability - the ability to foresee the consequences of his actions and the probability of various outcomes - as well as its limitations. Others discover it, too, and want it to use it for their own ends. Now, with the help of a rogue female CIA agent, Caine fights for his own survival--and his sanity. Delving into historical and modern theories of mathematics, probability theory, quantum physics and psychology, IMPROBABLE is a fast-paced thriller that not only pulls the reader through the story but also gives him something to think about once he's through. As David Baldacci, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Dan Brown, Neal Stephenson, and others.-

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