Princeton, New Jersey-1951. Just off a small street, an unidentified man stands hidden, carefully monitoring an unfolding scene. A police-escorted motorcade stops at a small, unremarkable house while an old man with a shock of white hair jumps out of the lead car. As he ambles up the walkway, another man around the same age, also sporting wild white hair, descends from the porch and warmly greets him. The observer lurking in the shadows is from the CIA; fellow operatives are also close by, recording the conversation taking place inside the house between newly arrived Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion and his host, the world-renowned scientist Albert Einstein. The subject of their conversation: nuclear weapons and the existence of God.
Cairo, Egypt—today. World-famous cryptanalyst Thomas Noronha is waiting on the front steps of the Egyptian Museum when an attractive, dark-haired woman approaches and invites him to lunch in the Muslim quarter. Her name is Ariana Pakravan. Over the course of their lunch she hires Thomas to decipher a cryptogram hidden in a secret document that has recently been discovered and is under heavy security in Tehran. Penned by Albert Einstein, the manuscript's title is, simply, Die Gottesformel: The God Formula.
Thus begins a story of love and treason, a fast-paced adventure that takes Thomas and Ariana on a breathtaking pursuit from Cairo to Lhasa, from Princeton to Tehran, from Coimbra to Shigatse. Along the way, The Einstein Enigma offers up a mystic fusion of science and religion, a meeting of Einstein and God in an unforgettable spiritual search, and a mind-bending trip to the source of time, the essence of the universe, and the meaning of life.
I, for one, was left with a bit of an anticlimactic resonance at the end of the book.
The Einstein Enigma is well written, moves at a good pace, is interesting, intriguing and is quite satisfying to read.
NO, the book is sold as a thiller but that is a cover to discuss different theories about if God exists.
Is this is spy thriller or just a lot of fairly empty talk about mathematics and physics? I found the 'scientific' material very superficial and not always related to the story.Published 12 months ago by Engineer
Although there are some very technical scientific parts which are beyond me, this is a compelling read. I found it to be so fascinating and really well written. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Renee Bishop
An excellent book! The plot, the characters are well done. The "who do you trust" element is a constant feature and keeps the reader wondering. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dr. R.P. Forsberg
I enjoyed Codex 632, so I expected this to be as good. I was not disappointed; I loved the story and his style. Read morePublished 17 months ago by David
I Loved Codex but this book was too wordy, confusing and filled with too many theories. I'm not giving up on your other books Jose. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tracey
I love historical fiction because it usually weaves an interesting story around known historical facts. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ronald Harris
This book was very difficult reading for the non-scientific types; however, I found it fascinating and satisfying. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mary E. Hanrahan
I chose this book because I had read Codex 632 and really enjoyed it. The Einstein Enigma is very well written. I suspect that much research has gone into it. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Katherine T. Elzinga