Final Theory: A Thriller by Mark Alpert

A pulse-pounding debut thriller about a science history professor at Columbia University who must go on the run for his life after inheriting an unpublished Einstein theory that could change the world. International bestseller, rights sold in twenty-six countries, Best thrillers of 2008 (Borders), Best New Crime Novel (Booklist), Booksense Pick, film option sold to Radar Pictures. 

"A physics-based version of the Da Vinci Code...The work of an expert with a pertinent skill". -Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Wow! Einstein would have loved this book. It's a great thriller, it has a sure feel for politics, and the science is both fun and solid. He always dreamed that he would discover a unified theory that explained all of nature's forces. Now this book makes the quest come alive." -Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Einstein

"Alpert, an editor for Scientific American, laces his high-IQ doomsday thriller with clearly explicated and hauntingly beautiful scientific theories and delivers readers to such intriguing locations as Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute and the Fermi National Acceleration Laboratory...[A] strikingly sweet-natured yet satisfyingly barbed high-tech, high-stakes adventure" - Booklist (Starred Review)