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David Swift is a young professor who spends his days at Columbia University sharing with his students his passion for physics. As his personal life is going through a rough path, and he’s trying to figure it out why, he’s receives an unexpected called from the
hospital where he’s mentor is agonizing and wishes to seeing him.
Is in this novel, Final Theory, by Mark Alpert, where Hans Keinman, a brilliant scientific who gain fame after being one of Albert Eintein’s students, shares a key secret related to his mentor with David Swift, after the professor has being attacked in his apartment.
Swift leaves the hospital with the sorrow for the situation of the professor, and with a group of numbers that were given to him by Keinman with no further explanation.
As soon as Swift leaves the hospital, a man hunt starts that takes the young physicist to runaway without even knowing why he has being chased. His path takes him to the surrounding of the University of Yale, where he looks for his old girlfriend, the scientific Monique Reynolds.
They work together to decipher the code that in the end might lead them to find the long lost final theory developed by Einstein.
If it happens to be real, such formula can become either a major discovery or the biggest danger for the planet. And for that reason, many people will do whatever it takes in order to find David Swift and make him deliver the coveted equation.
In the end, Swift and Raynolds come to the terms that they have to make decision that will change their lives and will assure that Eintein’s wishes related to his last theory become true.