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The Technologists

A city held to ransom. A brave few determined to fight. A race against time.

Spring 1868, and the population of Boston is being terrorised by a series of mysterious attacks: first a magnetic storm causes ships in the harbour to collide in flames, then in another bizarre catastrophe every piece of glass in the financial district spontaneously melts - clocks, windows, eyeglasses. The city's fate relies on four young students: Civil War veteran Marcus Mansfield, brash Bob Richards, meticulous Edwin Hoyt and the eccentric but brilliant Ellen Swallow. Together, they are The Technologists. In a climate of rising hysteria, these four courageous individuals must unite against the forces of darkness to uncover the mastermind before he can stage his greatest outrage.

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"Pearl takes an unusual subject for a thriller and seamlessly weaves historical research and his own inventions into a satisfying story"
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THE TECHNOLOGISTS combines everything I love in a thriller: fascinating history, science, and a frightening mystery that demands to be solved. Matthew Pearl is one of my must-read authors. He never fails to intrigue and thrill -- Tess Gerritsen An ingenious, sometimes terrifying, historical thriller Independent Vivid.frightening. The Technologists is a marvel Washington Post Pearl takes an unusual subject for a thriller and seamlessly weaves historical research and his own inventions into a satisfying story Sunday Times The social background is intriguing ... recommended -- John O'Connell Guardian
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Format ePUB i
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Seitenzahl 576, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 23.02.2012
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781448103744
Verlag Random House UK
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