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Albert can see the future... he just doesn't know it yet.
It is said that the greatest chess masters can envision a match’s outcome ten moves before it occurs. Imagine a person who can visualize ten steps ahead, not simply in the game of chess, but in every human interaction. Imagine a person who could anticipate what you will say before you say it, who could see a punch before it was thrown.
Imagine a person who could see the chess game of politics, violence, and power itself unfold long before it happens. Imagine a secret that could make all of this possible. Mathematics professor Albert Puddles is such a person, and as he is thrust into a murder and burglary investigation on the Princeton campus he finds that there is such a secret.
The discovery leads Albert to team up with an aging mentor, a curious graduate assistant, and an unusual “book club” on a frantic chase across the country to recover the secret and clear his name. Through this adventure, Albert rediscovers a woman from his past and is forced to confront his own understanding of love, rationality, power, and the limits of the human mind.
The #1 Bestseller and BookLife Editor’s Pick
“The Tree of Knowledge is a dynamite read... reminiscent of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code but smarter, sharper... A thrill ride with no seatbelt but what an incredible view.”—Junot Díaz, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize
If you enjoy Dan Brown's Robert Langdon, Steve Berry's Cotton Malone, Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt then you'll love the rollicking Tree of Knowledge Series.
Albert has seen the future...does he have the power to change it?
An unstoppable force is sweeping the United States. Powered by a secret ability to predict and manipulate events, Cristina Culebra and her RED Army relentlessly accumulate followers with one goal in mind: Absolute Power.
While Cristina and her movement captivate the country, the one man who knows their next move-- who knows their every move--Mathematics Professor Albert Puddles, hides, grief-stricken from the loss of his one and only mentor. Hoping that Albert holds the key to solving the secrets of the RED Army, his comrades in arms, known as the “Book Club”, recruit friends and foes alike to bring him back from exile.
But they may be too late, for a new enemy has risen to challenge Cristina and disrupt the Book Club’s plans, a mysterious terrorist known only as “The Cipher”. Faced with twin threats to everything he holds dear, Albert is forced to use his singular power to decode the riddles of a dead man while reckoning with the ghosts of his past.
Of Good & Evil is a riveting follow-up to The Tree of Knowledge that is both grander in scope and more immediate in its impact—a heart-pounding thriller that forces us to question the true nature of right and wrong.
The Final Chapter in The Tree of Knowledge Series.
The chessboard has been set...Now Albert must decide on which side he'll play.
After a brief retreat, Cristina Culebra's RED Army is back on the march and demolishing everything in its path. Albert's only hope to stop Cristina's victory lies in the Cipher movement, a secretive global network dedicated to toppling tyrants the world over. But as Albert and his friends in the Book Club grow more enmeshed in the Cipher and her schemes, they begin to question whether they've chosen the wrong side.
Or if there even is a right side?
Faced with a frightening new world order, Albert returns to where it all began, Turner's journal, The Tree of Knowledge. Joined by Turner's long-lost friend, Albert will finally discover the secret to the Tree of Knowledge and possibly to life itself.
The Tree of Life is the heart-pumping conclusion to The Tree of Knowledge series that brings a memorable finale to an unforgettable journey.
"The Tree of Knowledge is a dynamite read... reminiscent of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code but smarter, sharper and vertiginously twisted. A thrill ride with no seatbelt but what an incredible view." – Junot Díaz, New York Times bestselling author & Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
[A] quirky and engaging debut thriller...[T]he novel teems with historical, scientific, and literary surprises...good-natured twists come again and again. With offbeat characters, brain teasers, and imaginative action, readers will be eager to see what trouble [these characters] get into next -Publisher's Weekly Booklife
"Engaging and deftly paced, readers should buckle up for a thriller that does not disappoint. Peppered with riddles and cyphers, Miller’s gripping and imaginative debut novel is thoroughly engrossing. One of the most promising authors I’ve come across in a long while."-Gary McAvoy, Bestselling Author of The Magdalene Deception
"Filled with fascinating characters, breathtaking action, political intrigue, [and] interesting riddles...this novel grabs one's interest from page one. Miller is a gifted writer who manages to strike a good pace with this mesmerizing thriller. This novel is a wonderful read that should please anyone in search of a well-told, intriguing story." -US Review of Books
"Dan Miller has crafted a brain teaser of a thriller that treats readers to an expert blend of memorable characters, smart dialogue, and breakneck speed action. A roller coaster of a first novel."- Marshall Karp, New York Times bestselling author
"This book will change everything from the way we think to the way we act...A fast-paced thriller, this book will have you on the edge of your seat." -Manhattan Book Review
"The Tree of Knowledge is a funny and engaging mystery novel whose academic antiheroes regard logic as a training strategy, a weapon, and a cause." -Clarion Reviews
"Part mystery, part science-fiction, part action thriller, The Tree of Knowledge is a wholly original adventure guaranteed to make you think!"- Michael Prescott, New York Times bestselling author
"The Tree of Knowledge is a thoroughly engrossing story of power gone awry. It is compelling and unpredictable right up to the end." -Midwest Book Review
"Imaginative. Compelling. Intriguing. A fine first novel." Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of the Bailey Ruth series."
The Tree of Knowledge is a thrilling and adventurous ride into the world of logic, secrets, endless possibilities, and the ultimate goal of absolute power...A page-turner debut novel by a very promising author. -San Francisco Book Review
"A stunningly accomplished debut novel... Miller’s cast of characters is one of fully dimensional, living beings who kept me enthralled as I followed their efforts to cope with an amoral, brilliant, and relentless adversary... The Tree of Knowledge is an awesome, fast-paced, and beautifully written debut novel that demonstrates the promise of a talented author. "- Reader's Favorite