For young Leonhard Euler, the Bernoulli family have been more than just friends. Master Johann has been a demanding mentor, and his sons have been Leonhard's allies and companions. But it is also a family torn by jealousy and distrust. Father and sons are engaged in a ruthless competition for prestige among the mathematical elites of Europe, especially the greatest prize: the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Basel, which Johann holds and his sons want. And now, their aspirations may have turned deadly.
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.
This book is written in the first person and I do not particularly care for books written in this fashion. I do love the history that is involved in the writing in this book. The main character is a real amazing mathematician and the family Bernoulli is a real family too. Some parts of the book are hard to understand because you are in the first person and you have to figure it out yourself. THis book does require concentrarion because the main character is a mathematician and a very brilliant man.This book is a long read but very good and filled with mystery. I truly liked the mystery and history behind this book.
I recommend this to history buffs and people who are into mystery. I don't think younger people would appreciate it as much but it is good.
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