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Numbers Up

liked it 3.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
"1, 2, 3, 4
A body lies upon the floor.

5, 6, 7, 8
Crime of passion, crime of hate?"

Renowned mathematician Dr. Michael Townsend has been found lying dead on his office floor. As a world leader in the science of data encryption, Dr. Townsend has many secrets - secrets that could lead to a new understanding of the nature of the world, or to the deaths of many. The dead ofte
Paperback, 321 pages
Published 2008 by Seton Press
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Apr 20, 2010 Tannia rated it liked it
Recommended to Tannia by: Review copy - Catholic
In his book, ''Numbers Up'', first time author Kevin Clark brings to the teens/young adult audience a crime story full of mathematical and science concepts weaved into the storyline.

The story begins with the discovery of the renowned mathematician Dr. Michael Townsend's dead body in his office at the Institute for Applied Mathematics. A call is placed to the Metropolitan Police Department and detective Paul Ondracek is chosen to lead the investigation.

In the course of the investigation, detecti
Mar 10, 2014 Zac rated it it was ok
The plot was far-fetched and even ridiculous at times. All the main plot points were explained plainly by the characters, not leaving anything for the reader to work out and the conclusion all played out rather too smoothly, without much drama. I didn't particularly like any of the characters. Paul could be a sexist pig at times and I couldn't understand his attraction to Julia at all, it seemed very unprofessional, especially with him making efforts to appear professional all the time. The stro ...more
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