“For young Leonhard Euler, the Bernoulli family have been more than just friends. Master Johann has been a demanding mentor, and his sons have been Leonhard”s allies and companions. But it is also a family torn by jealousy and distrust. Father and sons are engaged in a ruthless competition for prestige among the mathematical elites of Europe, especially the greatest prize: the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Basel, which Johann holds and his sons want. And now, their aspirations may have turned deadly.
Lured into an investigation of the suspicious death of Uncle Jacob twenty years ago, Leonhard soon realizes there”s more at stake than even a prominent appointment. Surrounded by the most brilliant–and cunning–minds of his generation, Leonhard is forced to see how dangerous his world is. His studies in mathematics have always been entwined with his thoughts on theology, and now, caught in a deadly battle of wills, he’ll need both his genius and his faith to survive.” (Description taken from Chapters.ca)
Paul Robertson clearly knows how to write, and write well is one thing that he really knows how to do. Books are like time machines and they can take you to any place in any time setting and it feels like your there. Paul does a great job with this as the research he must have put in for this was amazing! Exquisite detail with everything, down to the last thing, He drew the reader in to the time setting and with a lot of books and with this one it felt like I could actually picture myself in the place setting along with the characters.
The plot in this is absolutely great, and like on the back cover description with the word Mathematics, I wasn’t the greatest in math, but you don’t even really need to be a math person to enjoy this book. The Characters, the descriptions of places, the details, all such great things!
It’s also suspenseful, and it will lead you waning to not put the book down. It was a fantastic read, and I’m looking forward to what else Mr. Robertson has in store for us!