The Doomsday Show (Hardcover)
In this action-packed environmental thriller from the internationally bestselling author of Final Theory, a good-hearted climate activist must stop terrorists from assassinating the worst fossil-fuel tycoons.Five climate criminals. One assassination plot. One man caught in the middle. It's Climate Emergency Week in New York City. Thousands of environmentalists are protesting against the ongoing destruction of the planet. Also here are the five fossil-fuel tycoons and reactionary politicians who were labeled 'The Worst Climate Criminals' by Max Mirsky, former editor of the Journal of Climatology. When Number Five on the list mysteriously dies as Max confronts him, quickly followed by Number Four, Max becomes the FBI's prime suspect. Things then go from bad to worse when his daughter is kidnapped. Max can't sit back and wait for the FBI to solve the case. He must rescue his daughter and discover who the real assassins are. And he must stop the killings before the outrage and backlash destroy all hopes for a climate-change solution. What will happen to Max's daughter - and all future generations - if he fails?
A former editor at Scientific American, Mark Alpert weaves cutting-edge science and mind-blowing ideas into high-energy thrillers. His first novel, Final Theory, was an international bestseller published in twenty-three languages and optioned for film. His nine other thrillers have also won acclaim; he received the Best Novel award from the William Faulkner Literary Competition and was a finalist for the Cybils, Nutmeg, and Beehive book awards. Mark majored in astrophysics at Princeton University and studied creative writing at Columbia University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and is a proud member of Scientific American's softball team, the Big Bangers. www.markalpert.com