Baker & Taylor A baffling mystery begins when Harry Barnett is notified that his son is in the hospital, a son that he never knew existed
Blackwell North Amer When Harry Barnett is informed that his son has been hospitalized in London in a diabetic coma, he thinks there is some mistake. He doesn't have a son. But Harry soon discovers otherwise. David Venning, a brilliant mathematician, working in realms of thought that only a handful of people on earth could even begin to comprehend, is now suspended somewhere between life and death. The question of Harry's paternity is immediately resolved, but other, darker mysteries quickly intervene. David Venning's tragic condition appears to be either accidental or self-inflicted. But his precious notebooks are missing from the hotel room in which he was found. And two other scientists employed, like David, by Globescope Inc., an American forecasting institute, have died in suspicious circumstances. Harry is propelled into an arena of conspiratorial intrigue. He journeys to Europe and the United States in search of the truth, in an effort to help the son he's never met.
Baker & Taylor Although unaware of David Venning's existence, Harry Barnett begins an international search to help his long-lost comatose son after he learns that two other scientists from David's company have recently died due to mysterious causes.