AN ANCIENT MAYAN PROPHECY. A MODERN TEEN DEATH. What secret links them?
In this intelligent, richly detailed, can't-put-it-down thriller, Washington Post reporters Noah Scott and Kate Chien-Forest investigate the murder of DiShannia Johns, a vivacious, intelligent DC high school student. The search for her killer brings them to embark on an anxious journey: from DC to London; to CERN’s underground quantum accelerator; to Melbourne, possible scene of a horrific act of terror. The journey exposes them to a secret Vatican society that controls (and sometimes ends) the lives of geniuses and presidents, prime ministers and popes. It’s a journey that overcomes betrayal, leading them to an unlikely love — and certain danger. It’s a journey that forces them—and us—to confront the reality of a collapsing universe—and to question which universe we exist in. Can they save our world? The Potter knows the answer. You will too. On the last page.
The book's plot is grounded in history, but drips with interlocking conspiracy theories and sci-fi improbabilities......(The author) manages to weave together the mysteries of the ancient Mayan calendar with global warming, the Kennedy assassination, a secret Vatican society, the big bang theory (not the TV show), master decoder Alan Turing, and former vice-president Dick Cheney. Meanwhile, two intrepid reporters (one holds a medical degree) race to save the world from extinction. It's loads of fun. Even disgraced ex-president Richard Nixon plays a role. Graham Rockingham, The Hamilton Spectator
"Think Dan Brown meets Umberto Eco...."
October 10, 2019
A fascinating and intriguing tale of life, love, betrayal and murder, Dave Davis's A POTTER'S TALE challenges readers with mysteries from the past, the brilliance of a present day life snuffed out too soon and long held secrets that could spell the destruction of the universe.
When a former physician now reporter teams up with his tenacious partner, they had no idea that the story of the murdered teen would lead them across continents, civilizations, religions and scientific research facilities. Who is trying to cover up hidden secrets of the universe? To what end?
Dave Davis has added enough twists and left enough imaginative breadcrumbs along the way that science fiction buffs, history buffs and lovers of all things mysterious and suspenseful will each find a compelling reason to turn page after page! Taut writing, believable characters and some "didn't see that coming," moments make this one of those tales that boggles the mind, because, what if?......