Date added: 21.2.2015
T. L. Solomon begins his epic action adventure, sci-fi thriller, Strings, at an international airport in Mumbai, India, where an exclusive team of both military and civilian experts waits to board the flight to Kolkata. The team blends a militaryMoreT. L. Solomon begins his epic action adventure, sci-fi thriller, Strings, at an international airport in Mumbai, India, where an exclusive team of both military and civilian experts waits to board the flight to Kolkata. The team blends a military faction headed by Captain Jim Randall, of the U.S. Army, and a civilian faction led by Gavin McClune, a PhD in civil and environmental engineering. While the team waits, the airport is overtaken by unusual weather activity. When the dust settles it seems that Randall, McClune, and the entire team has disappeared along with an Air India Airbus 310. Meanwhile, Dr. Hirotoshi Yang, a Chinese string theory expert, learns of the event and theorizes that the cause is likely connected to his revolutionary theory that several different worlds exist in the same space and time, just under different frequencies. Dr. Yang hypothesizes that the outward expansion of the universe is slowing and that the cosmic braking system is causing the smallest particles in the universe, strings, to alter their frequency patterns erratically. Dr. Yang believes that these shifts will cause frequency walls to collapse, permitting alternate realities to collide and resulting in consequences almost too devastating to consider. As Yang begins to look into the incident at the airport, he abruptly vanishes at the hands of a sinister and furtive global conglomerate that just happens to be under investigation by the FBI. All the while, Captain Jim Randall’s commanding officer, Colonel Blake Johnson, is heading a worldwide search for the missing team. Unfortunately, the more he searches, and the closer he gets to the truth, the more his fears increase. Johnson’s search takes him across the world in a dizzying fight versus a vicious, ancient Mongol tribe made up of direct descendants of the formidable Genghis Kahn. The Mongols are determined to leverage the now unsteady and collapsing frequency walls of the layered, parallel universes for their own dark vision of the future. While Colonel Johnson desperately searches, a Russian scientist, Antonina Ivanov, is hard at work, developing cutting-edge technology that will allow her to gaze inside the gaps and holes created by these collapsing frequency walls. She is unwittingly being monitored in her endeavor and is kidnapped while out conducting field experiments in Nigeria. Will she give in to her captors’ demands for her research and expertise? As the chaos of the pulse-pounding converging storylines progress, Dr. Yang’s daughter, Dong-Mei, a beautiful doctoral student in high-energy physics at MIT, finds a bizarre note written by her father. This strange note, which she believes was written in her father’s hand, causes her to begin a search to locate the AWOL Yang. It is not long before she too becomes a pawn in a struggle so unbelievable that she can neither understand nor fathom its depth and breadth. Throughout all the convergent epic struggles separated by time and distance, a mysterious and sad young man waits for something. He knows not what. Wondering if his past was a dream, his longing and hope gradually fade away. How do all these parallel strings connect? Strings by Solomon T.L.