Nanotech promises all things: Immortality, invincibility, wealth beyond imagination--and the utter destruction of Mankind. One man has it-and no one knows who... Mitchell Swain is the richest man in the world--until he announces the "ultimate technological breakthrough." The world stops for the press conference-and sees him assassinated. No one knows what he was going to say.Almost no one. Jennifer Rayne intends to find out. A leading journalist covering high-tech, she was scheduled to interview Swain after the press conference. Instead, she investigates his murder. What she finds is a scientist to whom Swain has funneled billions... A desperate U.S. government following the same clues... And a bizarre technology which promises invincibility, immortality, and the ability to destroy any enemy--or the earth itself. Mankind has entered the final arms race. It will last two days. As this breathlessly fast-paced nanothriller unfolds, readers are taken on a stunning tour de force of nanotechnology's promises and perils--until the fate of the earth itself hangs in the balance... * Winner of Nanotechnology Now's Editor's Choice Award *
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- Paperback | 381 pages
- 107.95 x 171.45 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
- 01 Aug 2005
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"The story takes the reader through a roller-coaster of excitement guaranteed to keep you reading it into the early morning hours."--R.J. Pineiro
About John Robert Marlow
John Robert Marlow is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Parade, Omni, and numerous other publications. His "Nano" screenplay (based upon this book) has been honored as a finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the organization which awards the Oscars), and may soon become a motion picture. This is his first novel.