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“A blockbuster event. The Doomsday Equation blew me away.”

Doomsday Equation

- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction



What if you knew the world was going to end?  What if no one believed you?

Jeremy Stillwater is a genius with computers but not so much with people. Maddeningly self-righteous, he's alienated his girlfriend and infuriated his Silicon Valley financiers and the government agents who saw military promise in his innovation: a program that seemed to be able to predict war.

Even Jeremy has begun to doubt the algorithm's capabilities. Then one day his computer has a message for him. War is coming. Three days and counting until massive nuclear conflict.
Is it real? A malicious joke? A bug?

Isolated yet relentless, Jeremy soon uncovers an ancient conspiracy of unspeakable danger. And it will take every bit of Jeremy's stubborn ingenuity to survive another minute, let alone save the world.



Paperback: 384 Pages

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 24, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9780062201188

ISBN-13: 978-0062201188


“A high-tech, mile-a-minute, lone-guy-against-the-world masterpiece.”

- Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series


“A blockbuster event. The Doomsday Equation blew me away.”

- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction


“The strong setup and sharp elbows of ‘The Doomsday Equation’ prove that Richtel has

the potential to write a blockbuster.”

- New York Times Book Review


“Richtel’s journalistic background makes this nightmarish, incredible scenario, chillingly believable and scary as hell.”

- New York Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay


“Tantalizing. ... Engrossing. ... [A] race-against-the-clock suspense novel.”

- Publishers Weekly


“An adventure-filled race against time.”

- Booklist


“The Doomsday Equation is a first-rate thriller sure to keep readers mesmerized all the way to the last page.”

- Oklahoma City Oklahoman


“A race against time worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster.”

- Winnipeg Free Press


“One of our best thriller writers.”

- Connecticut Post


“Fast paced but well-plotted, cerebral, yet exciting, Matt Richtel’s latest is the perfect antidote

for those who miss the works of the late great Michael Crichton.”

- Mystery Scene

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