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- Freshman Murders
on Jan. 16, 2012
I'll admit it. Math is not my strong point, but I love a good mystery. Gerald Weinberg delivers exactly that with "The Freshman Murders."
Professor Josh Rosemont not only teaches theoretical mathematics at a small college in upstate New York, he's the go-to man when his friend, the President of the United States, needs impossible encryptions cracked. To help him with his work, Rosemont's put together an international team of crackerjack graduate students who call themselves the "Residue Class."
What would distract a man like Rosemont from working on decrypting documents vital to the government's case against a corporation accused of funding terrorists? An equally important case that strikes closer to home -- a serial killer who's murdering freshman girls on the college campus where Rosemont teaches.
A killer who leaves mathematical clues behind.
A killer who has his sights set on the newest member of the Residue Class -- brilliant fifteen-year-old freshman Libby Myers.
"The Freshman Murders" skillfully weaves the threads of the two cases tighter and tighter together even as Rosemont feels himself pulled in two directions at once. The kids in the Residue Class are all stars in their own right, especially Libby, who's no one's easy victim. While mathematical riddles and clues play an important part to the mystery, Weinberg provides his readers with just the right amount of information to carry us theoretical math-challenged mystery lovers along for the ride. And what a ride it is!