Explore shattering ethical, political and practical quagmires in this gripping ecological thriller. A tense plot deals with devastating scientific, secret intelligence and geopolitical issues. "You alright, Professor?" Mal asked in a whisper.
"Yeah, I'll be alright."
World renowned ecologist, UCLA Professor David Lev, aged 84, has just begun a contemporary odyssey. From delivering a plenary address on climate change at the Rio+20 UN Summit, he must prevail on a journey through sub-zero hurricane-force gales, impenetrable bogs and twelve foot drifts of ice in the forests of Belarus. Along the way, Lev's journey directs us to consider such profound questions as: Are we our Brother's Keeper? What are the ethical limits of science? And, finally, at what price, glory? It is not only Lev's story that is the key to this page-turner but also an account from the days of World War II and the Holocaust, which hinges on survival. A constellation of richly nuanced, deeply drawn characters whose enmeshed lives and unique circumstances speak with resonance, melancholy, inspiration and unrelenting drama are all part of this complex and thought-provoking novel - including cutting-edge biochemist Dr Taman Chernichevsky. What has he discovered?
Codex Orfeo: A Novel
1. Prologue 2. Ivan The Great Bell Tower, Moscow, April 11th, 20113. May 8th, 12:25 pm, 2011, Inside DS&T, McLean, VA4. Two Hours Earlier, Near the Ladskie Artificial Lake5. Nine Lives 6. Rio Centro, June 22, 20127. Equations for the End of the World8. Nenhum dano nao falta 9. A-Minor Key 10. Sasha's World 11. Stalker12. Techsupport13. The Other Alfred Wallace 14. Probability Errors in the Rhombicuboctahedron15. What Would Truman Have Done?16. A Room With A View17. In and Out of Shadows18. Fungus19. An Uncommon Urgency20. Eyes on the Ground21. The Road To Utopia22. The Day of the Chicken23. Deep in the Forest24. Simon Stylites25. Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library26. The Stampede for a Catalytic Agent27. Thermus aquaticus28. Alice's Rabbit Hole29. Tuber aestivum30. Pavilion 331. Rio Maelstrom32. Euclid's Ghost33. The Moment That Would Change A Lifetime34. Ugly World35. Daze36. Obfuscations37. Early Morning, Avenida President Wilson38. The Bartender's Apartment39. From the Knee Down40. The Ides, 201541. The Communique42. A Classified Huddle43. Noitnettaruoydeeniemsti44. Cro-Magnon.45. Machinations 46. The Irish Connection47. The Decision48. London49. A Glazed Twist50. Warszawa Centralna51. Pryvakzalnaja plosca, 9:07 am. Minsk52. Vulitsa Kirava 13 53. Minsk Passazhirsky54. No Birds55. Unique Circumstances56. Disaster57. Scrimmage58. The Great Aunt59. Lev's Dream60. 225063 Kamieniuki. Region, Brest61. The Histories 62. The Watch63. The HIT64. Convergences65. The Coming Storm66. Visions of the Shtetele67. Twelve Feet of Snow68. The Diary69. Life and Death in the Forest70. Despair in the Afternoon71. Wise Men72. The Graves73. 52 Degrees35'22.86"N 23 Degrees54'12.54"E. Elv. 201 M. 74. Eyes On The Gound75. Plants That Dream At Night76. Mystiques Amid the Rhizosphere77. The Genius of a Squirrel78. The Wisent of Bialowieza79. Nothingness80. The Marriage of Figaro Factor81. Daybreak82. 11 am, Tenth Day83. The "Parthenon" of Bialowieza84. A Single Gnarled Gutteral85. Escape From Nature86. Paris87. Les Deux Magots88. The Synagogue de la rue Pavee, 4th district89. The Survivors90. The Crossing Over