Quaife's last Theorem

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Quaife's last Theorem is a tale of murder, mystery and mathematics. It features beer drinking, songs, laughter. tears, Earth-shattering revelations, shootings, blood and a little bit of gore ... and the occasional bit of mathematics. More
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About Jim Thomson

I've written a novel and three children's books, but that doesn't make me a writer. I'm really a mathematician: with finite-algebra leanings, a lot of unnecessary qualifications and a deep mistrust of statisticians.

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smashrm reviewed on on June 7, 2016

An absolute must read.
It's got suspense, humor and you get to learn a bit about internet encryption. I fully agree with the review by Holly.
(review of free book)
Holly Harlow reviewed on on June 30, 2015

I urge you to read this book!

Especially if you like an ingenious fast-moving plot, a peppering
of well-written action, and strongly drawn characters.

Clive Berlemann is drawn into a dark labyrinth of intrigue and
murder leading to a harrowing pursuit after he is approached in secret by fellow mathematician Quaife. Has Quaife made a discovery that could, literally, change the world? - a discovery that powerful people would kill for?

What draws the reader in so powerfully is that Clive is just
an ordinary guy, with weaknesses, failings and fears. I found
myself racing through the book, desperate to find out how
Clive was going to deal with a truly scary level of menace and
danger. A danger that seems to reshape itself and threaten in new
ways every couple of chapters...

There's also a lot of finely drawn humour which complements the
mystery and action. "No-one thought anything of two strange men on a bench doing odd things to another weirdo. After all, it was

One final point: if it's the maths bit that puts you off this
book, then please, just have a word with yourself and get over it!
I'm practically number-blind (the bit about typing phone numbers
wrong in my own book is actually true) and I quickly grasped the
key points needed to understand the book - they are explained in a lively and totally accessible way. There's more depth there if you
want it - and it IS interesting - but you could still enjoy this
book if you think 2+2 totals 5.

Which was what I thought, before I read Quaife's Last Theorem.

Enjoy responsibly.

(review of free book)
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