Blasphemy by Douglas Preston combines a super collider (bigger than the LHC in Europe) built under the Navajo reservation in northeast Arizona, with Washington politics, and Christian fundamentalists. The story opens with the scientists attempting to bring the super collider up to fell power only to discover a problem (not unlike the true story at the LHC), and a Washington lobbyist conspiring to have the Christian right protest this atheistic experiment to disprove Genesis.
From this point the action builds, until the metaphor of Armageddon seems like an understatement. A fine mixed of science fiction and political thriller.
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