The Luck Particle

Murray-Hayward
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In 2007, nations are on the brink of a global financial catastrophe that threatens to bring down civilization. This is a diversion. In a world where money is the most powerful asset, a mysterious cabal is fighting a war of attrition with CERN to prevent humanity rediscovering the truth about the source of real power. After a brief chance encounter with his childhood sweetheart Esther, abducted immediately after, ex-special forces Lieutenant Colonel Ben Fallow gets drawn into a deadly personal mission. A group of people, thrown together by chance, are the only ones that can help keep the Large Hadron Collider operational. With the help of a man known only as The Historian, Ben must re-learn skills lost to humanity over millennia, help Professor Ebhart Fenkhause realize his life's work of seeking out the God particle at CERN and, in turn, begin to free the flow of power held back from the many by The Watchmen. 
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Justin Hayward has worked in the creative and marketing industry for nearly twenty years. This has included teaching Kate Moss to hum a traditional Japanese song for an advert for an iced, sugared milk tea drink in a can. It has also included writing speeches for the president of Sony Europe for the Rory Peck awards. And writing a Pantomime for the staff of Microsoft UK to perform in front of a mob of unruly tech media. More recently, he has been seen as a zombie in Cockneys vs Zombies, a priest in Still Life, and a product manager at DEMO Fall in San Diego.

Justin now lives in East Sussex with his wife and works in an internet technology company in London. He managed to graduate with a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Leeds, more years ago than he can care to remember.

 

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Publisher
Murray-Hayward
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Published on
Mar 1, 2014
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Pages
354
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ISBN
9780992858506
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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