Monday, November 11, 2013
Review: An Elegant Solution by:Paul Robertson
About the Book:
Robertson's Latest Mix of Rich History and Deadly Murder....
For young Leonhard Euler, the Bernoulli family have been more than just friends. Master Johann has been a demanding mentor, and his sons have been Leonhard's allies and companions. But it is also a family torn by jealousy and distrust. Father and sons are engaged in a ruthless competition for prestige among the mathematical elites of Europe, especially the greatest prize: the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Basel, which Johann holds and his sons want. And now, their aspirations may have turned deadly.
Lured into an investigation of the suspicious death of Uncle Jacob twenty years ago, Leonhard soon realizes there's more at stake than even a prominent appointment. Surrounded by the most brilliant--and cunning--minds of his generation, Leonhard is forced to see how dangerous his world is. His studies in mathematics have always been entwined with his thoughts on theology, and now, caught in a deadly battle of wills, he'll need both his genius and his faith to survive.
About the Author:
Paul Robertson is a full-time software developer and the author of five novels, including Dark in the City of Light, Road to Nowhere, and The Heir. He is also a former Christian bookstore owner (for 15 years), who lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia.
If you are looking for a novel full of intrigue, suspense, and a little mystery than An Elegant Solution maybe the story for you. This book is not for the faint of heart after all it is based on a family of mathematical geniuses, this is something that rains throughout the book. Soon the story transforms into a mystery involving murder and its not long before the lead character starts to see that things are more dangerous than he realized. But Leonhard starts to struggle with the pull that faith holds and all that it involves. Pretty soon he is at a cross roads and has to decide which he will hand himself over to.
The story was a little lifeless at the start but soon the lifelessness gave way to a little bit of drama and murder and quickly things started to turn around. The lead character starts to struggle with the fact of God and faith and what that will mean to him and his life. We all struggle with that, don't we? God and all that comes with it, is sometimes hard to stick to because we were born into a world full of sin. But the more you hold onto His promises the easier it gets.
**Disclosure** This book was sen to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.