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Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels including Hide Me Among the Graves, Three Days to Never, Declare, Last Call, and On Stranger Tides, which inspired the feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award twice, and the World Fantasy Award three times. He lives in San Bernardino, California.

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Little Daphne doesn't know that her grandma was Albert Einstein's secret daughter. She also doesn't know that the video she swipes from grandma's house is not Pee-Wee's Big Adventure but something a bit more sinister, or else why would the bad guys be after her and her dad? Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Powers (Declare) delivers another top-notch supernatural spy thriller. When Frank Marrity's grandmother dies unexpectedly during 1987's New Age Harmonic Convergence, his 12-year-old daughter, Daphne, steals a videotape from the old woman's Pasadena house that turns out to be a Chaplin film long believed lost. Before Daphne can finish watching the film, its powerful symbolism awakens a latent pyrokinetic ability in her that burns the tape. Frank later discovers letters that prove his grandmother was Albert Einstein's illegitimate daughter. This comes to the attention of a special branch of the Mossad specializing in the Kabbalah as well as a shadowy Gnostic sect interested in a potential weapon discovered by Einstein that he didn't offer to FDR during WWII-a weapon more terrible in its way than the atomic bomb. In typical Powers fashion, his characters' spiritual need to undo past sins or mistakes propels the ingenious plot, which manages to be intricate without becoming convoluted, to its highly satisfying conclusion. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"A wild and wooly romp-fun." -- Library Journal
Quirky, humorous and packed with suspense, THREE DAYS TO NEVER is a head-spinning thriller. --St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A wild and wooly romp-fun. --Library Journal
[A] breathtaking achievement, the complexity of which a review can only begin to capture...[A] powerful work. --Locus
Top-notch ...[T]he ingenious plot...manages to be intricate without becoming convoluted, to its highly satisfying conclusion. --Publishers Weekly
Brio, bravado and a salutary measure of lunacy . . . A postmodern work par excellence. --Washington Post Book World
[An] intense, downhill-race of a story . . . the summer sleeper hit of 2006. --Denver Post
[THREE DAYS TO NEVER] contains so many genuine pleasures...plenty of action, humor and unexpectedly touching human drama. --San Francisco Chronicle
Grade: A . . . Combining historical fact, science-fiction and thriller pacing, THREE DAYS TO NEVER is worth the wait. --Rocky Mountain News
Moves at a frantic clip...[the] very outlandishness [of Powers s metaphysics] makes the story all the more compelling. --Booklist
Machiavellian . . . [A]n astonishingly sophisticated and engrossing narrative. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"[An] intense, downhill-race of a story . . . the summer sleeper hit of 2006."--Denver Post
"[A] breathtaking achievement, the complexity of which a review can only begin to capture...[A] powerful work."--Locus
"[THREE DAYS TO NEVER] contains so many genuine pleasures...plenty of action, humor and unexpectedly touching human drama."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A wild and wooly romp-fun."--Library Journal
"Machiavellian . . . [A]n astonishingly sophisticated and engrossing narrative."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Quirky, humorous and packed with suspense, THREE DAYS TO NEVER is a head-spinning thriller."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Top-notch ...[T]he ingenious plot...manages to be intricate without becoming convoluted, to its highly satisfying conclusion."--Publishers Weekly
"Grade: A . . . Combining historical fact, science-fiction and thriller pacing, THREE DAYS TO NEVER is worth the wait."--Rocky Mountain News
"Brio, bravado and a salutary measure of lunacy . . . A postmodern work par excellence."--Washington Post Book World
"Moves at a frantic clip...[the] very outlandishness [of Powers's metaphysics] makes the story all the more compelling."--Booklist

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