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Zig zag : a novel
Jose Carlos Somoza
Adult Fiction SOMOZA

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Somoza (The Art of Murder) combines elements of SF, horror and suspense in an ingenious novel with an original intellectual premise that delivers a megaton of action and adventure. In 2015, Madrid physics teacher Elisa Robledo receives a phone call that plunges her back 10 years to a time when she worked with famous Spanish physicist David Blanes. Blanes theorizes that by using quantum physics and string theory he can build a machine that will enable researchers to see the past. Elisa joins Blanes and a small team of scientists on New Nelson, a mysterious island where they realize all of Blanes's theories. After intriguing glimpses of dinosaurs and Jerusalem during Jesus' lifetime, the project begins to go seriously awry. People die, the lab explodes and in the end everyone is taken away and ordered never to speak to each other again. Then things get really bad. While not quite up to Michael Crichton standard, this page-turner is sure to please thrillers fans. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

This is an uncomfortable book to read: consisting of long episodes of tension punctuated by intimations of horrific mutilation and torture, it creates a pervasive sense of unease that may be too intense for some readers. Others may simply find this near-future tale has too little action for their tastes. A group of scientific researchers, mostly theoretical physicists, use string theory to look backward in time. In the process, they discover that some malevolent being has been brought through and is killing each in turn with an unimaginable brutality. Somoza, a psychiatrist by training, spent time talking with physicists in his native Spain, and his research shows in his clear descriptions of scientific concepts. He has written several novels, including mysteries, thrillers, erotica, and psychodrama. The Art of Murder and The Athenian Murders are currently available in English. Recommended for large fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/06.]-Karl G. Siewert, MLIS, Tulsa City-Cty. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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