The Discovery

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iUniverse, Mar 29, 2011 - Fiction - 284 pages

Alone at his observatory atop Mauna Kea Volcano in Hawaii, Dusty McCrae makes the discovery of his life ... another universe. Altitude plays tricks on the brain, and many nights of observing lie ahead before he can confirm the observations that will make his name the equal of Galileo and Hubble. But word leaks and trouble begins. Hes bombarded with inquiries by media, the public and scientists, many of them ridiculing him. Harassed by a reporter from a supermarket tabloid, he replies: "Sure there could be aliens ... and a god no one has ever imagined." A media-savvy televangelist jumps on the comments and McCrae becomes embroiled in religious controversy. Complications multiply when hes invited to participate in a television debate. Naively, he accepts, thinking it an opportunity to calmly and logically quell the uproar, but his life is threatened and his boat firebombed with him and a companion aboard. Desperate about whats happening to his life and career, he agonizes over a way out of his predicament. He knows when he presents his discovery during the debate that emotions, not logic, will run rampant, but there will be an opportunity to vindicate his discovery and expose his pursuers.

 

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Harry R. Albers has had a successful career as an executive with educational and scientific organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Barnard College, San Diego State University Foundation, and the Fred J. Hansen Institute for World Peace. His career has taken him to many countries and involved him in many cultures. His experiences and expertise define the character and personality of his main character, Dusty McCrae. Harry resides in San Diego and the Big Island of Hawaii, where he wrestles with the challenges confronting Dr. McCrae, and the challenges of five grandchildren.

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