MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Facts of Death (1998)
Raymond Benson
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Would you believe...James Bond battling a mathematical cult bent on world destruction? (It could happen.) In this latter day Bond novel, the villian is a dynamic leader of a cult who bases his teachings on Pythagoras!

Contributed by "William E. Emba"

At one point, 007 must quickly, and in his head, solve a geometric puzzle to disarm a nuclear missile. (It's an entirely fair and clever little puzzle, by the way, despite appearances.)

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Works Similar to The Facts of Death
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Pythagoras' Revenge: A Mathematical Mystery by Arturo Sangalli
  2. Mercury Rising by Harold Becker (director)
  3. Code to Zero by Ken Follett
  4. The Year of the Tiger by Jack Higgins
  5. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
  6. The Expert by Lee Gruenfeld
  7. Ghost Dancer by John Case
  8. The Thousand by Kevin Guilfoile
  9. Deception by Eric Altman
  10. The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell / Dustin Thomason
Ratings for The Facts of Death:
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreAdventure/Espionage,
MotifEvil mathematicians,
Topic
MediumNovels,

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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex

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