enjoyed this one much more than i would have thought. wouk did a great job of rolling the super-collider science story into a very warm tale.
This is the first novel by Herman Wouk for me and I must say that I really liked it. When the Chinese beat the US to the Higgs boson, astrophysicist, Guy Carpenter gets caught up in the hoopla and has to appear before a congressional hearing on possible charges of a breach in national security. His relationship with the top Chinese scientist and his secret post office box, get him in water with his wife.
There's a lot going on and when the talk involves the superconduction super collider, it gets rather technical. I didn't understand the half of it but it didn't have any impact in my enjoyment of the story.
AUDIO BOOK ON TAPE
UNABRIDGED, 10 hours on 6 cassettes
Read by stage actor, Jonathan Davis.
The editor's review, already provided, is the same as the one on the back cover of the box, and it pretty much tells the story, though without the wit of Wouk's writing. Just thought a few details about the audio book might be helpful.
I liked this book on tape very much. This is one of Wouk's lighter books, especially as compared to some of his most famous novels, such as War and Remembrance or The Caine Mutiny.