DR. MICHAEL T. GAMBLE
"Excellent piece of work— I enjoyed ZEROSCAPE very much!
It crackles with inside knowledge, memorable characters, great
science, and a terrific sense of place, both of Los Alamos and
Santa Fe. Great plot, full of twists and turns and surprises."
"The story races along, the stakes are huge, and Michael Gamble is an insider writing about one of the most interesting places on our vulnerable planet. ZEROSCAPE has indelibly altered my perception of America's nuclear weapons design epicenter."
"Michael Gamble's novel, ZEROSCAPE, provides an engaging look at internal politics and security problems at the Los Alamos Laboratory. The characters are fascinating and the story moves along in such a way that it is difficult to stop reading."
"Michael Gamble packs plenty of insider secrets and science into his dynamite debut techno-thriller ZEROSCAPE. On top of delivering a smart and satisfying read, Gamble takes on the question—what happens if the forces of nature rise up against humankind's most destructive technologies? Get ready for an all-night read!"
"The story in this novel has more twists and turns than an Olympic gymnastics team. A young physicist, Rick Adams, is hired to work on a top secret weapons system at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He soon becomes embroiled, deeper and deeper, in an international espionage plot and a series of murders, controlled by a mysterious puppet master. Many of the characters in this story are not who they seem to be. Rick has a secret ally, at first unknown to him, who had observed a murder by the puppet master 30 years ago. I will not be more specific to avoid revealing the surprise ending."
"Author and scientist Michael T. Gamble has created a thinking man's thriller. In ZEROSCAPE the reader learns enough real science from a real scientist to excite the inquiring mind and reads enough about satisfying sex to remind us how human we are, all in the exotic locale where there exist side by side the powers of Apache magic right up to the property line of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the hills above Santa Fe.
"This novel provides a tantalizing look at how nuclear espionage might play out at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The fact that it's written by a scientist who was previously employed there gives it an especially authentic flavor. We're given an insider's view of the rivalries and politics at the inner sanctum of our nuclear weapons program, and that view is quite sobering, complete with foreign agents, security lapses, murders, and more.
"I really had my doubts about this book. It was suggested and suggested by others. Now I'm glad that I started it because I couldn't put it down. This "novel" is great. For the past forty years I have worked with and around scientists and engineers, bikers and hookers, Hispanics and Native Americans, cops and bad guys. The author(his first book?)built some characters that I felt that I not only knew them, but knew them well. As in - "I knew that guy. And do you remember his cousin?" Some readers might be put off a little by Mr. Gamble's use of scientific names and terms, but the story would be unrealistic without them... Mr. Gamble is not Daniel Silva or Michael Connelly, but he is good and he has developed some characters and style that I hope he continues with... Go buy or borrow this one. I'm ready for his next one."
"I read Michael Gamble's novel ZEROSCAPE some time ago, but have not dismissed it from my thoughts. I usually enjoy reading nonfiction and was skeptical when the book was recommended to me. A former Los Alamos scientist writing an exciting and emotionally engaging book was difficult for me to imagine. And thrillers ... aren't they supposed to be all pacing and no character development? This one was different.
Disgraced MIT professor Richard 'Rick' Adams is recruited by the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the pivotal team member, verifying the operability of a post-Soviet Republic's gamma ray laser. But he is inveigled into a cabal of amorous traitors, the Feynman Friends.Order Hardcover >