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A scientific journalist is sent to cover a conference where the final theory of everything, (the grand unified field theory), is about to be uncovered. However, why are the scientists disappearing? And what is the connection to the new disease Distress that is killing across the world?
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An interesting book which seemed to fizzle at the end into a dissappointing conclusion.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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