This has to be the most challenging novel I have ever read, and I've read a lot of novels. Paul Robertson’s An Elegant Solution is no simple solution or light diversion. This is a novel to read if you like having your mind work hard while reading. Of course, if you’re a math genius, it’s a little easier.
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Lured into an investigation of the suspicious death of Uncle Jacob twenty years ago, Leonhard soon realizes there's more at stake than even a prominent appointment. Surrounded by the most brilliant--and cunning--minds of his generation, Leonhard is forced to see how dangerous his world is. His studies in mathematics have always been entwined with his thoughts on theology, and now, caught in a deadly battle of wills, he'll need both his genius and his faith to survive."