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Alternating Current: A Tesla Novel [Kindle Edition]

John Agostino
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Book Description

"ALTERNATING CURRENT" A Tesla Novel - John Agostino


Historical Thriller Based on the Scientific Inventions of Nikola Tesla


Why is the government still afraid of this man? After all, he's been dead for half a century!


More than fifty years after his death, most people are just beginning to discover the genius of Nikola Tesla. Secrets hidden from the public for decades are somehow surfacing. Classified documents siezed by the government after Tesla's death have turned up in the most unlikely places. The FBI is befuddled, the CIA is embarrased, but the KGB is excited, they've been trying to get their hands on those documents for years.

Alternating Current merges fact and fiction in this historical thriller based on the greatest scientist/inventor of all time. Why did the government sieze his laboratory notebooks immediately upon his death? And why keep them secret for so long? Nikola Tesla, although dead for decades, has the last laugh.


If you like conspiracy theory books, spy thriller novels, or historical fiction best sellers, you'll love this novel based on actual turn of the century events during America's Industrial Age.


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  • File Size: 1239 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DV32ISA
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A well-written Nicola Tesla tribute November 25, 2013
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I discovered this book while it was available for free on Amazon, and since its back cover text mentioned Nicola Tesla I had to read this. After all, Tesla was a genius and he is also a star in many Steampunk books.

William Trbojevic, to most people better known as Turbo because of his impossible last name, is a descendant of Nicola Tesla. His shop is not doing very well. His marriage isn't doing very well either. "Alternate Current" throws him into a whirl of incidents and meetings that throw his life, and that of the people he gets involved with, into a maelstrom of action. Secret agents, FBI, CIA and people who work in a book shop are all mixed into this well-paced story that offers many twists and surprises that will keep you occupied and entertained for the duration of the book.

If you like a story with action, humour and fast scenery, I can recommend this one. And do ask for Tevin as your taxi driver when you go to the Bahamas. For $50 he'll take you anywhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Free Energy? January 17, 2015
By Diva
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The inventor Tesla relatives and other scientists believe they can profit by Tesla's inventions to.create alternative fuel if they can rediscover what Tesla did. When he died the government seized his papers but what they did not know is that he gave his secrets to someone to keep for him. After the grandfather is dead his grandson finds the papers and is facinated with them. His inquiries get the CIA and other mysterious people coming after him and his friends. It is a good book which I enjoyed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rollicking good time January 19, 2015
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So you've heard of Tesla he was a famous scientist who created electricity free in the air he was overcome by Edison because Addison wanted money for electricity and didn't want it to be for free this is the story of teslas great great nephew who knows the secret but to get to the secret is the whole plot of the well-written story with likable characters and wonderful natural dialogue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky characters January 14, 2015
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A bunch of quirky characters that should not work together, but do. Tesla relatives and descendants of his friends interact to solve the mystery of some of Tesla' s missing notes and possessions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite readable March 19, 2015
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Actually, I loved it. If one takes the fact that I am serious about electrical gizmos and add a mystery / whodunit to the mix, it's pretty good reading. Me?, I read it twice.....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tesla's great-nephew, the radio repair guy May 5, 2015
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I will read anything about Nikola Tesla! I loved the character of "William Turbo". A descendant of the great Nikola Tesla, this eccentric fellow has a picture of his famous "uncle" on his wall. While basking in the glory of this "uncle", he hangs onto a failing radio-repair business, and mails his electric bill to "Con-Tesla" (instead of Con Edison, get it?) His wife views him as a pathetic loser, and is about to leave him. Then he somehow gets caught up with some shady characters. It has been awhile since I read this, but I wanted to give the author a thumbs-up. I enjoyed everything in this novel that related to Tesla, his missing devices, the mystery surrounding him. The only reason this doesn't get more stars is...it veers off too much into the territory of spy thrillers, with bad-guys, conspiracies and international chase scenes. Spy novels are not usually my cup of tea, so when books go in this direction, my attention wanders. Others might enjoy it though. It is basically a light-hearted approach with some wry humor. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! July 30, 2013
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I love books that use actual people, and I get to learn a little. This is a great mystery that surprises you in the end. Go read it!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars awesome read!! October 29, 2014
By Lisa
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Awesome book! I read it on a plane trip to and from Dallas! Had me interested from the start! Can't waIt for the next book by John!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read and Then Some
I had been looking for some light fiction when I ran across this little jewel. It's a nice reading book with well developed characters and an interesting, at least to me, plot. Read more
Published 1 month ago by TXKajun
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
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Published 1 month ago by Barry Mates
1.0 out of 5 stars Alternating interest
I couldn't get into this book. I wasn't sure what the story was about; too much jumping around. I decided to quit and go on to something else to read.
Published 2 months ago by Bob in eastern Washington
2.0 out of 5 stars Inconsistent
I wanted to like this. Tesla was an amazing person and I always like reading about his work. Unfortunately, this story is so disjointed and the character reactions to various... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Boarding to me
I struggled for three days to read this book. I was completely unable to care about any of the main characters. Many of the story situations seemed improbable and even silly. Read more
Published 4 months ago by David S.
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow story
The protag, Turbo, fixes radios but doesn't like anything electronic? This is not credible. This story was too slow in developing but was well written. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Victory Crayne
4.0 out of 5 stars Tesla would have loved it.
A funny satire with some deep underlying truths. The real inventor of alternating current "a/c" was Tesla not Edison but evidently he was so far ahead of his time some people... Read more
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More About the Author

John Agostino is an American Novelist born on September 3, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York. As the son of Italian immigrants, he effortlessly translates this robust culture and uses it as a rich, but subtle backdrop for his novels.

John's tenth grade English teacher, Ms. Carmichael, spotted him as a true writer when she read his Thanksgiving essay written from the turkey's perspective. He waited many years before heeding her advice to make writing a profession, but his perspective is still both haunting and hilarious.

Reality dominated the years between those early works and today. According to John, it's been a good reality---one not completely dissimilar from that of the loving and bewildered protagonists in his stories. John and his wife are the proud parents of four children.

His reality is fine; however, his passion involves escaping reality. This is what makes John an effective fiction writer. Readers grab his stories and hang on, much in the way we all navigate life at times.

John says his qualifications for the writing profession are the ingredients of a happy life, an overactive imagination, and a willingness to work hard.

Mostly though, he loves to write.

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