The doughnut is a thing of beauty, a circle of fried, doughy perfection - a source of comfort in trying times, perhaps. For Theo Bernstein it is far, far more. An accident at work lost Theo his job (and his work involved preventing a Very Very Large Hadron Collider from blowing up, so he's unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him, he doesn't have any money, and news arrives that his good friend Professor Pieter van Goyen, renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died. By leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit to Theo, however, the professor has sent him on a quest of epic proportions. A journey that will rewrite the laws of physics. A battle to save humanity itself. This is the tale of a man who had nothing and gave it all up to find his destiny - and a doughnut. Praise for Tom Holt: "Blonde Bombshell is a clever, funny, tirelessly inventive, apocalyptic leg-hump of a book." - Christopher Moore "Wacky humour bubbles through the polished narrative . . . Holt doesn't skimp on the flashes of brilliance." - SFX
Tom Holt's first book was published when he was just thirteen and, to his horror, he was hailed as an infant prodigy. While studying at Oxford, however, he discovered bar billiards and turned from poetry to comic fiction.