The Omega Theory
February 15, 2011
The Omega Theory, by Mark Alpert, opens by revealing that despite multiple warnings from the U.S., Iran has tested a nuclear bomb. David Swift, a scientist working for an organization called “Physicists for Peace” is informed of the news when Jacob Steele, a brilliant yet esoteric scientist, interrupted his speech and argues to retaliate with violence, while David strives to convince them to try and work for peace. However, once they have the chance to talk in private, he inquires about the “unified field theory”: Albert Einstein’s last discovery, the Einheitliche Feldtheorie (the Final Theory), was a set of equations that could explain all the forces of nature. David and Michael unearthed it two years ago, but kept a secret due to how dangerous it was. Steele then informs David that the blast from the Iranian nuke was different and much more dangerous than that of any other previous nuclear weapon; his surveillance equipment show that for a split second after the detonation, there was a disruption in space-time, something that has not occurred since the Big Bang. Only those who understand the key to creation (the unified field theory) would know how to destroy it, displaying the significance of the disruption by the Iranian nuke. This showed they knew at least some of the equations, and they must protect the world from the horrific powers of the theory. Joining forces with FBI Agent Lucille Parker, David and Monique race from the Old City of Jerusalem to the deserts of Turkmenistan to rescue Michael and stop the cult’s (the true believers) fanatic leader.
I liked how the book has many uncommon ideas incorporated into it, making the book a much more interesting read.