Contemporary suspense/thriller by Douglas Preston. Wyman Ford, ex-monk, ex-CIA agent, widower, and private contractor is hired to find out why a multi-million dollar project in Arizona is floundering.
In Arizona, in the middle of the desert, government project, Isabella is stalled. Isabella is a huge atom-smasher, scientists hope will help uncover the scientific secrets of the beginnings of the Universe.
The scientists are having difficulty getting Isabella to work, the Native Americans protest the project, and the Christian Conservative community feel Isabella is Blasphemy.
I enjoyed the book. But I was able to figure out some of the plot.
Good story except he gets a bit fogged with the ending. An OK Read
Didn't finish. Probably not a bad book, but it suffers from being pretty much a clone of Preston & Childs' "Mount Dragon", with a vast and sinister Secret Project in the Arizona, staffed by a group of miscellaneous wackos, all with secrets of their own, which will go awry with earth-shattering results.