Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton
Dark Matter The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton Author:Philip Kerr In 1696, Christopher Ellis, a young, hot-tempered gentleman, is sent to the Tower of London, but not as a prisoner. A sudden twist of fate has led him there to assist the renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who as Warden of the Royal Mint has accepted an appointment to hunt down counterfeiters who threaten to topple the shaky, war-weakened econ... more »omy.
Armed with Newton’s superior intellect and Ellis’s skill with a sword, the new partners seem primed to solve the case. But when their investigation leads them to a mysterious coded message on a corpse hidden in the Lion Tower, they realize that something more sinister is afoot. In the heat of their pursuit, Newton and Ellis’s suspicions become all too real as the body count rises and the duo uncovers a menacing far-reaching plot that might lead to the collapse of the government—and cost them their very lives.« less
Fairly interesting. The author's attempt at writing in the language of Newton's period was clumsy. And there were a couple of odd plot elements left hanging that could have been tied in to make a much more satisfying story.