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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Ever had a secret so big that the very knowledge of it consumed you? Uma Jakobsdóttir has one. A huge one. And if it falls into the wrong hands it could obliterate mankind. Unfortunately two men have discovered it.

Ethan Rae, Britain’s richest man, is counting on Uma’s secret to finally seal his position as the greatest deal maker of all time.

Across the Atlantic, Samuel Rey
Published (first published June 1st 2009)
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Amy Rogers
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SUMMARY: (SciFi thriller) Ethan Rae, a reclusive young British tech billionaire, serves as a judge at a tech competition in Iceland where he meets Uma Jakobsdottir, daughter of a famed scientific genius. She proves that before he died, her father invented a practical teleportation device. A committed environmentalist, Uma wants to gift this technology to the world without profit, and she needs Ethan's help to do it. They wor
Sonya Alford
I was interested in reviewing this book and was put in touch by Mr O. C. Heaton with Rookwood Publishing who sent me a copy. ‘The Human Race’ is Part One of a gripping thrillogy and if you read it and like it, I feel sure you will want to go straight onto the second book. This is not a book I would have actually chosen to buy and to be honest I wasn’t too sure of it at first but the more I read, the more I liked it. I like giving books a chance and I always find it satisfying when I’ve read a wh ...more
Unputdownable. Yes, I know it's not a word, but it definitely applies here, anyway. That's the word I'm going with, to describe "The Human Race" by O.C. Heaton.

The plot is both simple and complicated, full of twists and turns, and absolutely riveting every step of the way. Our protagonist is Uma Jakobsdóttir, a brilliant scientist, who has a secret of epic proportions. She has created a scientific invention that can change the world, and absolutely cripple humanity if it falls into the wrong ha
Mathew Bridle
Now here is an unusual book. The author, Mr Heaton, has clearly spent many a long day researching all things Icelandic, American airline history and a great deal of quantum physics relating to the plausibility of teleportation. Then he has taken said research and built a novel around it without killing the story at all. Congratulations are in order (raises hat in salute).
I love science fiction when it is done as well as this. This is not speculative fiction but true science fiction as was writte
O.C. Heaton
Jun 22, 2011 O.C. Heaton rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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“A Page-Turning Delight!”

By N. Bhowmick (UK)

Well, I didn't think I was a fast reader... until I read this! Action from page one, one's initial natural instinct to doubt the credibility of the science is soon suspended as the story unfolds at an alarming pace and drags the reader along with it. Not only is the plot deliciously gripping, but the writing is rich and engaging. I've never been to Iceland but n
I thoroughly enjoyed The Human Race. Once I started reading, I simply could not put it down! O.C. Heaton's ability to juggle just the right amount of "science" and "thriller" is delivered beautifully through the discovery of a new technology that will change the world as we know it in the 21st Century.

The Human Race had me constantly on edge, always wondering what was going to happen next and contemplating whether and when this "invention" would eventually find it's way into the wrong hands. The
O.C. Heaton
Nov 30, 2011 O.C. Heaton rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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I love reading and telling stories. I have done so for as long as I can remember, but for many years reading was my priority. However, about a decade ago, I decided to stop reading for a while and tell my own story. It worked and in 2009 I published my first novel The Human Race, which tells the tale of a device which has the power to halt global warming. Topical hey! The ensuing race to control t ...more
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