“Interference” by Brad Parks poses many questions. Is it a kidnapping or a cosmic quantum disappearance? Is this science or science fiction? Is it a tale of deception, science, and international terrorism, or just idle speculation?
Professor Matt Bronik was an expert in quantum mechanics at Dartmouth College New Hampshire and a researcher on the cusp of making a great discovery — until he wasn’t. He was a father and husband in perfect health – until he wasn’t. Readers go down a path with viruses that are not dangerous – until they are.
Readers are pulled into a roller coaster ride of educational intrigue, commercial exploitation of science, and quantum entanglement. The pace is fast and furious readers are confronted with a new trauma on every page. National security is at risk, but there is also a Nobel Prize in the mix. The characters are believable and nevertheless in an unbelievable situation. The action unfolds from various points of view so readers know what others do not. The plot is dialogue driven and filled with conversations, what people say to each other and say to themselves. People make promises they cannot keep and yet have planes named after them. Of course there is Schrödinger’s cat, a singer in the cast, and perhaps a perpetrator hiding in plain sight.
Readers should plan their time wisely, once one starts down this path, like a snowball rolling downhill, or a plant virus mutating exponentially, it is impossible to stop reading.