Nemesis Paperback – 2 Dec 1999
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'An original high-tech disaster thriller' Publishing News
'The science is spot on, the characters believable, the plotting taut. A gripping read' Yorkshire Evening Press
'A pacy tale packed full of twists and surprises... If you like your thrillers fast, breathless and flawlessly plotted, this if for you' Southern Daily Echo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NEMESIS combines the intrigue of Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE with the excitement of a high-tech disaster thrillerSee all Product Description
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I actually got up in the middle of the night to continue reading. Became completely antisocial over the week I read it.
The book can best be compared to an action thriller on the big screen. The focus isn't on character development, but my God is it thrilling!
Even with only one sci-fi/sci-fact bone in your body, you're bound to love this one!
A report from the CIA confirms that Russian cosmonauts have somehow managed to change the path of an asteroid in space and set it on a collision course for the United States. A top team of the world's best astronomers have a maximum of five days to identify the asteroid, given the code name of Nemesis and if they manage to do so they will then have the not inconsiderable task of deflecting the asteroid before it reaches the earth's atmosphere.
With time extremely critical and the team becoming increasingly desperate in their bid to avert a disaster the like of which the world has never seen, Oliver Webb a British asteroid expert discovers that the course of the asteroid was once predicted in a 17th century Latin manuscript, the sole copy of which has mysteriously gone missing . . .
Bill Napier is up there with the best when it comes to writing this type of novel and this is as good as any. A really exciting book that thrills and frightens the reader at the same time.
One thing I have noticed that never works in a book is COINCEDENCE. Half way through the book I was getting concerned on a couple of things that seemed coincidental. But come the end of the book, the author tied these together quite brilliantly. (I am not a thriller reader normally, so maybe this is old hat to thriller authors/readers).
The science part of the book was also interesting in that the author did not go into TOO much detail in case this slowed the story down, but enough detail to keep the reader interested. As Dr Napier has stated, everything he describes is real and could happen.
The historical part of the book was very well written. In fact I would say it was the best part of the book. His main historical character's battle with the Inquisition 400 years ago was very entertaining.
Overall an EXCELLENT book, and I look forward to reading his new book, Revelation, when it is released.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this after reading another of his titles, which I really enjoyed. Really struggled to get into the story and gave up after four attempts.Published on 19 Oct. 2009 by Mr Steve Edgley
I was, well sort of disappointed to have chosen to read this book and felt like putting down the book at times. But there were parts that gripped me back. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2000
This was an absolutely amazing read. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The action never stops, not until the last page. I would recommend this to anyone.Published on 28 July 2000
Not since Carl Sagan penned the novel "Contact" has another such thrilling and largely plausible science fiction novel been written.Published on 21 May 2000
This book was very interesting, and certainly very topical following the filmns 'Armageddon' and 'Deep Impact'. Read morePublished on 4 May 2000
This was a good read, but I felt a fair few of the premises of the book were not terribly likely - I won't spoil the book for anybody else by saying which ones. Read morePublished on 29 Feb. 2000