The Einsten Code

The Einstein Code

By Tom West (Chemistry, 1982)

Marine archaeologists Kate Wetherall and Lou Bates are diving off Howland Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, when a torpedo-shaped object hurtles through the water towards them; the fuselage of Amelia Earhart's lost plane. In the cockpit, they find a corroded metal cylinder the size of a baton.

Whoever can decrypt the lost cipher, which holds the key to Einstein's secret defence technology, could hold the key to global power.


Tom has sold over 4 million books in 40 languages. He has appeared on TV and radio around the world.

He's been a science editor of British GQ, a columnist for the Sunday Express in London and, in a previous incarnation, he was a member of the ’80s pop band, The Thompson Twins (1982). Between 1984 and 1991 he was a science lecturer at d’Overbroeck’s College in Oxford before becoming a full-time writer.

He now lives in Perth, Australia with his wife Lisa and their four children. 

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