Dark Genius

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 May 2018

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Way too much scientific jargon and detail.  I was able to skip a page at a time since the scientific detail was way over my head.  Someone with that type of background may enjoy the book.  Leave out the scientific detail, and it would have made an average short story.
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Characters are somewhat interesting, but very predictable. Plot is by the numbers, beginning with the hero’s running into the heroine., literally. Of course it all resolves neatly, with the evil genius mastermind dead and his evil plot foiled.
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Andrew Lawrence returns to MIT to continue his research and re-conciliate with professor Prost. On his first day on campus he runs on Emma Franklin with whom he will become involved not only erotically but scientifically, too. Prost is fuming for his return and he is obsessed that Lawrence will ruin him and his plans. So though he accepts him in his team he burdens him with tons of work leaving no time for his research. Will Lawrence stand all this burden - workload and psychological pressure? Things will become more complicated when Lawrence will be accused for being involved in a cyber attack to the CERN quantum system as a hacker. Is he indeed innocent? Will he be able to prove his...

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Dark Genius is an interesting techno-thriller, with no weapons (except the very end). While the overall plot was expected, it definitely has a couple good red herrings.

Andrew Lawrence is a genius that got to MIT at 14, but he had a nervous breakdown and basically flunked out of every class because his parents started fighting, one wanted him free for his pursuits, the other believed he wasn't pushed hard enough. When his parents divorced, he was the weapon they wielded on each other. Eventually, his grandma took him in and sent him to Stanford. Years later, he's back at MIT, studying theoretical physics, and came to know a young woman, also a doctoral candidate, working on...

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This is a science based adventure story with some relationship intrigue thrown in. It is a fun read but a little too stilted in places to be a great read.
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