The Bernoulli Award

Mystery & Thrillers

By Tom Sylvester

Publisher : Tom Sylvester Inc.

ABOUT Tom Sylvester

Tom Sylvester
Tom Sylvester is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, with a BS from the Department of Astronautics and Computer Science. ...was a "rocket scientist" and R&D officer for the United States' Ballistic Missile Office. ...consulted with a Washington DC engineering More...



Three years ago, brilliant student Steve Brinkley was dismissed in disgrace from M.I.T. and charged with numerous federal crimes for a naive mistake in judgment. It made national news for days. The charges were eventually dropped, but the damage had been done: no other reputable school would touch him. Eventually a small college in southern Illinois gave him a second chance and now he hopes to salvage his reputation by winning an engineering competition.
   Together, he and three other students create and patent a new manufacturing process which will undoubtedly revolutionize all manufacturing worldwide.  But an ownership rights battle erupts.
   At the height of the controversy, one of the students is brutally murdered and the only suspect appears to be Steve. His only chance is to find the real killer before the authorities find him.
  • "Finished it at 3:30 AM. I loved it! You have a great talent." -GM, Chicago, Illinois

  • "Tom, your book is great. I couldn't put it down. I really did enjoy reading it." -PS, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • "Chapter 10 and I am hooked."-JH, Cary, North Carolina

  • "I don't want [character] to die. Will read more tonight as now I cannot sleep!" [2:30 AM email] -BS, Tampa, Florida

  • "You got a page turner here! Very imaginative, rich in detail. I look forward to seeing this on the big screen some day."-SS, Reston, Virginia

  • "You've got the makings of a genuine winner – for me, the guts of this is much better than Descent & Hohmann." -JM, Grandville, Michigan

  • "Great job! I'm really impressed with your style. The combination of tech and computer savvy is pretty slick." -DD, Cary, North Carolina

  • "You're awesome! This would make a fantastic thriller movie!" -RH, Savage, Minnesota

  • "Good suspense, good description, good dialogue. Kept me guessing." -SS, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • "I couldn't stop reading your book. I was up, down, sweating and holding my breath. I love King, Grisham, and now Sylvester. Great book." - LS, Greenville, North Carolina

  •  Loved it. Way too talented." - DR, Middletown, NY

  • "That was an incredible book and an unexpected ending, Tom!" - MC, Wake Forest, North Carolina

  • "Wow. I am blown away by your writing talent.  What a great book." - JD, St. Charles, Illinois

  • "Faster and faster and BOOM! It will make a great movie. Send them out of the theater with shock and awe!" - MT, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • "I stayed up way past my bedtime reading it.  Couldn't put it down!" - CD, Severna Park, Maryland