Title – Quantum
Author – Dean De Servienti
Genre – Sci-Fi
My Rating – 3/5
Darfur, Sudan. 2009. Two doctors employed by NGOs stumble across a strange metallic cylinder, which has been embedded—for perhaps millions of years—in desert rock. Mystified by the object, they gather four of the world’s leading experts in science and technology—a computer scientist, a physicist, a biochemist, and a genetic researcher—and head to London to study it thoroughly.
The six have barely begun running tests on the cylinder, when they suddenly disappear—telling family members not to go looking for them. But word about the discovery has gotten out—and for these six civilians, it might already be too late.
Mossad, the Israeli national intelligence agency, has been instructed to recover the mysteriously powerful object at any cost—even if that means eliminating the scientists. Hot on Mossad’s trail is the CIA, determined to chase down the fugitives first, no matter the consequences.
As the noose tightens, the six scramble to figure out the what the cylinder is and who built it—ultimately revealing a dramatic truth that could change the world forever.
A fast-paced, globe-trotting thriller that asks the reader to consider the earth’s very origins, Quantum is the first novel in a three-book series.
I received an e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I think the rating is leaning more towards a 3.5 stars really. I really loved the plot. It had a very Dan Brown feel to it and I absolutely love Dan Brown! The characters were pretty well written and of course the plot was well executed.
Coming to the teensy problem I had – there was one romance in the book (no spoilers) that creeped me out a little. I felt it was unnecessary and could have been avoided altogether. I also did find the story really long and there were a couple of times where I had to put it down for a while.
That being said, the story was unarguably well written. In order to avoid any spoilers, I didn’t read anything about the book online so I was quite pleasantly surprised to find out that it is a trilogy. I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel.