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The last equation of Isaac Severy : a novel in clues

Jacobs, Nova2018
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"The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down--and protect--before others can get their hands on it. Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organisation that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden. While in Los Angeles for Isaac's funeral, Hazel realises she's not the only one searching for his life's work, and that the equation's implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch. As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaac's favourite son--a theoretical physicist--and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel's grasp. She must unravel a series of maddening clues hidden by Isaac inside one of her favourite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives"-- Provided by publisher.
Author:
Jacobs, Nova, author
Edition:
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Imprint:
New York : Touchstone, 2018.©2018
Collation:
x, 337 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781501175121 (hardback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
BRN:
344961
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - CrimeJACOOnloan - Due: 03 Mar 2023
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