Spiral

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Headline, Mar 17, 2011 - Fiction - 223 pages
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The first bio-tech thriller from acclaimed Cornell professor, Paul McEuen, the new Michael Crichton.Pacific Ocean 1946: Liam Connor of the British Army, a global expert on germ warfare, is sent to help the US Navy foil an attempt by a Japanese submarine to unleash the world's first biological super-weapon. Code-name: Uzumaki. Translation: Spiral. The devastating decision is made to annihilate Spiral by releasing the world's fourth atomic bomb, obliterating the weapon before it can release its catastrophic payload.New York, present day: Connor, now a world-renowned Nobel prize-winner working on the cutting edge of nano-science technology, prayed that the spectre of Spiral would never return. But now it is back and the stakes are exponentially higher. Spiral would be virtually unstoppable with current technological advances and only Connor holds the key to its cure. Those who seek Spiral will stop at nothing to obtain Connor's knowledge, even if it means his death and that of everyone he holds dear. As the race begins for Spiral, will the world survive the Doomsday scenario about to unfold?

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User Review  - julie10reads - LibraryThing

Set in and around the city of Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell physics professor McEuen's fiction debut successfully mixes science and suspense. When Liam Connor-an 86-year-old Cornell emeritus professor of ... Read full review

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User Review  - neddludd - LibraryThing

The author is a scientist and the strongest element of this book is how he communicates revolutionary developments in synthetic biology, bio-tech, biology, robotics, and genetics. This is the first ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Paul McEuen is currently the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics at Cornell University and an award-winning expert on nanotechnology, looking at the applications of nano-electronics in chemistry and biology. He is a technical adviser to the CIA, Intel and Harvard amongst other institutions. This is Paul`s first novel.

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