Funny story, I did not know José Carlos Somoza at all, and I stumbled upon his book entitled Zig Zag (La Théorie des Cordes in French) by chance. I was at the library, looking to buy new books and I heard a conversation between a seller and her client, to whom she was recommending this book described as a dark thriller mixed with physics and maths. I have to say, I know nothing about those two fields, but I enjoy reading or watching a movie about them when it’s not too complicated. Anyways, intrigued by the discussion, I ran toward the book to read the cover page in order to have more information. Satisfied, I bought it and finished reading it in only three days.
Here’s the story :
Isolated on an atoll in the Indian ocean, the best physicists of the world work on an ambitious project based on the string theory, which is supposed to make it possible to “open the time”. If they manage to observe the past of humanity, the scientists quickly realize that this program, financed by mysterious private funds, might be used for evil purposes. An accident leads to the immediate suspension of the researches, scattering the team trying to play God. Ten years later, Elisa Robledo, brilliant physicist, feels that she is in danger. With her old teammates, she goes back to the origin of the tragedy, on this atoll, where they profaned timed.