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. The Year of the Tiger by Jack Higgins
  3. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
  4. Code to Zero by Ken Follett
  5. The Expert by Lee Gruenfeld
  6. Mercury Rising by Harold Becker (director)
  7. Ghost Dancer by John Case
  8. The Thousand by Kevin Guilfoile
  9. The Mathematician by Will Manson
  10. 7 Steps to Midnight by Richard Matheson
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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