A tale of zealots, scientists and scoundrels. The silent heavens stretched above a pious town in the grip of drought, has become valuable beyond measure—the fracking bounty below its feet... irresistible. When Dara, 17, half Indian and raised in Oxford, England, arrives in the heartland of a Calvinist bible belt—a place his astrophysicist mother has come to build the biggest infrastructure in the history of science, the $2.5-Billion SKA radio telescope—he becomes the lightening rod for the town’s anger and suspicion of outsiders.
Based on actual unfolding events, A Trojan Affair is a contemporary geopolitical thriller where science, religion, politics, greed and racism collide, tearing a community apart and setting generations against one another.
Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Michael Smorenburg; 1 edition (September 3, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0620625767 ISBN-13: 978-0620625760 Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds