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Denial of Sunlight

3.22  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Chinese earthquakes, Special Forces ops, big-league physics, skullduggery in the halls of power - here's one powerhouse debut. Troy writes stealth fiction, smart, swift, and subversive. Start it at nighttime? You'll be up 'til dawn.
-Paul Evans, co-author of The Rolling Stone Album Guide
Seeking to reestablish herself after a professional debacle, Katherine Murkowitz joins
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Paperback, 410 pages
Published October 22nd 2010 by Outskirts Press (first published December 1st 2009)
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Michael
Katherine Murkowitz had difficulties in her former job and took the blame for something that wasn't her fault. As a result, she has been unemployed and is flattered at the job offer from a small electronics firm.

Two scientists run the firm. They had worked at a university lab and discovered a way to solve the world's energy needs. They understand that if they announce their discovery, the university will get the credit and the financial rewards. As a result, they keep the discovery a secret unti
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Candice
Mar 23, 2011 Candice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like good suspense novels.
Recommended to Candice by: Steve
A postdoc, Keith Sutter, makes an amazing discovery of an alternataive energy source that will make the world much less dependent on oil. Knowing that the university at which he is employed is entitled to profits from whatever discoveries he makes, Sutter and a friend sit on the discovery for 20 years before selling it to the Chinese. They create a small firm in Pittsburgh and hire a few employees, telling them little of the project, but offering substantial monetary incentives. The employees ar ...more
Missy
Apr 06, 2010 Missy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert Troy's first novel, Denial of Sunlight, is 333 pages of mystery, shock and awe. Beginning with a life changing discovery made by two brilliant, yet greedy, post-doctoral candidates on Christmas eve 1987, the story hooks the reader into a world of chemistry and physics leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The independent story lines and their characters are woven together to create an explosion of strong characters driven by a cohesive plot. While much of the mystery is based on an eng ...more
Angie
May 13, 2011 Angie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I tried it twice & just couldn't get into it. The plot had promise, but the narrative just didn't grab me. I was not put off, just bored. I got almost 1/3 into it and went on to something that looked more promising.
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Excellent read! Dr. Troy delivers all the goods: suspense, romance, tragedy, politics, action, and just enough geek speak to satisfy my appetite. Looking forward the next installment!
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