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Ebook Details
  • 01/2017
  • B01N14OK3I
  • 429 pages
  • $6.95
Paperback Details
  • 01/2017
  • 978-1610057561
  • 429 pages
  • $14.95
Matt Lakes
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Where The Fulcrum Lies
Matt Lakes, author
Daniil Kuryakin, a brilliant nuclear physicist in the top of his field, struggles to find meaning in his life after the sudden death of his beloved wife. Haunted by the mysterious circumstances of her death, he dedicates himself to pursuing the truth-but in doing so thrusts himself into the middle of a tangled Soviet conspiracy that threatens everything he holds dear. Enter Zoya, an enigmatic Muscovite woman who weaves her way into Daniil's life-and heart-and spins him ever closer to the edge between honor and betrayal. With her by his side, he sets out to confront the forces that would use him for their own ends
Reviews
Lakes’s novel effectively probes the contours of a Russian nuclear physicist’s mind during 1961, at the apex of the Cold War. Daniil Kuryakin, a veteran and introspective patriot, is instrumental in designing and testing “Big Ivan,” the largest nuclear bomb ever detonated. It changes Daniil’s life, but his world is rocked again when he learns his wife has died. As Daniil struggles to recover his equilibrium, Zoya Sergeyevna enters his life; she’s a friend of the wife of Daniil’s best friend and wartime comrade, Igor, who struggles with alcoholism. While Daniil attempts to understand his swirling feelings for the alluring Zoya, he is also compelled to discover the truth behind the strange circumstances of his wife’s death. All the while his work as a nuclear physicist continues, as do shadowy KGB machinations. Lakes is equally adept writing about love or physics, and sometimes his prose captures both simultaneously: “Given enough time and exposure to an unrestrained influence that surpasses their critical mass, things will exhibit the ability to turn into their opposites.” This is an accomplished blend of the historical and the personal. (BookLife)
Formats
Ebook Details
  • 01/2017
  • B01N14OK3I
  • 429 pages
  • $6.95
Paperback Details
  • 01/2017
  • 978-1610057561
  • 429 pages
  • $14.95

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