All Cry Chaos, a debut thriller by the immensely gifted Leonard Rosen, is a masterful and gripping tale that literally reaches for the heavens.The action begins when mathematician James Fenster is assassinated on the eve of a long scheduled speech at a World Trade Organization meeting The hit is as elegant as it is bizarre Fenster s Amsterdam hotel room is incinerated, yAll Cry Chaos, a debut thriller by the immensely gifted Leonard Rosen, is a masterful and gripping tale that literally reaches for the heavens.The action begins when mathematician James Fenster is assassinated on the eve of a long scheduled speech at a World Trade Organization meeting The hit is as elegant as it is bizarre Fenster s Amsterdam hotel room is incinerated, yet the rest of the building remains intact The murder trail leads veteran Interpol agent Henri Poincar on a high stakes, world crossing quest for answers.Together with his chain smoking, bon vivant colleague Serge Laurent, Poincar pursues a long list of suspects the Peruvian leader of the Indigenous Liberation Front, Rapture crazed militants, a hedge fund director, Fenster s elusive ex fianc e, and a graduate student in mathematics Poincar begins to make progress in America, but there is a prodigious hatred trained on him some unfinished business from a terrifying former genocide case and he is called back to Europe to face the unfathomable Stripped down and in despair, tested like Job, he realizes the two cases might be connected and he might be the link.This first installment in the Henri Poincar series marries a sharp, smart mystery to deep religious themes that will keep both agnostics and believers turning pages until the shattering, revelatory end Anyone who enjoys the work of John Le Carr , Scott Turow, Dan Brown, and Steig Larsson
All Cry Chaos All Cry Chaos a debut thriller by the immensely gifted Leonard Rosen is a masterful and gripping tale that literally reaches for the heavens The action begins when mathematician James Fenster is ass
A fractal is a never ending pattern Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self similar across different scales They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems the pictures of Chaos.Jules Henri Poincar 29 April 1854 17 July 1912 was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and a philosopher of science who made many original fundamental contributions to pure and applied [...]
From the previous reviews, plenty of people love this so maybe you will too, but I didn t A detective descendant of the physicist Poincar investigates a math based crime with so many people asking him if he s related to the other Poincar that even he gets tired of answering the question Is this supposed to be funny or profound It just seems contrived Without giving away the plot, a major part of the book is about a threat to his family the whole interaction there that sets up the maudlin persona [...]
First off it is important to note that I m neither a mathematician nor am I terribly adept in math I am however a biologist and so this book and its study of patterns, including pictures, totally engrossed me The mystery is very satisfying and one is immediately drawn to Inspector Poincare of Interpol and his various cohorts, including the young shoot from the hip Paolo Ludovici The characters are well drawn, the travels to solve a very convoluted case very real and the mystery itself multi laye [...]
A new author to me and what a writer After reading Lewis Weinstein s review, see below I wondered if I could keep up with the story It is a bit challenging, but a terrific plot and characters I m looking forward to reading Rosens next book in the series and any that he writes.
All Cry Chaos is one of those novels that helps to reshape the mystery genre While it is ostensibly a straightforward mystery, it is also a novel augmented by ideas and concepts not used everyday by mystery writers.Henri Poincare is a French Interpol agent on a path to find who murdered an American mathematician in Amsterdam The goal is to find the person responsible, but primarily it is to also stop further violence conducted in the same precise way small, highly targeted bombs designed to deto [...]
This was a book I listened to on a road trip At first I thought it was much too slow The hero, Henri Poincare, is French an inspector for Interpol I had trouble with the foreign names and keeping the characters sorted out However, once I found my stride with the narrative voice, I was hooked.The plot features the murder of a mathematician, and the author did a phenomenal job of teaching me a bit about higher mathematics fractals, anyone while he kept his story moving along I love fiction that te [...]
Leonnard Rosen has put together a decent crime novel and the first chapters are pretty exemplary in how he s setting up his characters and their place in the world and the crime to be solved However neither the characters nor the story has the necessary depth to sustain a whole novel and after a while I began to wonder why everyone kept repeating how good an investigator Poincar is and how he has aged with dignity of all things when he seems to almost deliberately avoid the final conclusion whic [...]
I am not familiar with Leonard Rosen nor his main character in this book The main character is Henri Poincare He is an Interpol agent All Cry Chaos is centered around Henri, his family and his cases.Poincare is given a case after a mathematician, James Fenster, is murdered on the eve that he is supposed to give a speech at the World Trade Organization meeting I am no math wiz and found this story interesting and confusing at the same time When math was being discussed I sometimes found myself re [...]
This book came to me on a recommendation from my local mystery bookstore, Once Upon a Crime Apparently the author is local.But I never would have guessed The incredible detail on international locations and the many customs and languages gave this book a flavor that was far from home From Paris to Quebec to Amsterdam to Boston, with a short foray to Minneapolis and St Paul, this was page turning I could not figure out how all these disparate narrative threads were going to come together I cried [...]
Henri Poincare is a high ranking field investigator for Interpol in his late 50s who has spent several years tracking down the worst of the Serb war criminals Now he faces dreadful retaliation against his family for that success just as he begins an investigation into the causes of the murder of a Harvard mathematician in Holland by means of a bomb The dead professor worked at the highest level of fractal analysis the part is the whole, patterns in all objects or constructs seem to be similar, t [...]
PROTAGONIST Henri Poincare, Interpol agentRATING 3.5Henri Poincare is an Interpol agent who is investigating the death of Harvard professor James Fenster Using chaos theory and the study of fractals, Fenster had uncovered an amazing theory At the same time, Poincare s family is under threat from a Bosnian terrorist, with terrible results for his family Poincare does an excellent job of making fractals understandable, and it helps to read a version with illustrations But even with that the scienc [...]
I really liked this book and found it very moving A part that I won t go into I found to be truly heartrending and depicted in such a way that it felt very real so that one could feel the real consequences of the evil inflicted on innocent people I hope Mr Rosen is going to continue this series The two books I read seem to be bookends one written after the other a prequel and the other the end of the main character s career.
Lovely mystery with strong theological reflections connected to chaos, the question of why God allows terrible suffering, and fractals Henri Poincare, the great grandson of mathematician Jules Henri Poincare, begins this tale an Interpol Inspector Like all good stories, there s big trouble to wrestle and a fine wrestling it is Along the way we the readers can join that wrestle and also consider the impact of cruelty and pain across generations and the abuse of power.
a good mystery and interesting character but the second plot, with the hero s family was distracting and did not read true.
Loved it Smart thriller that kept me guessing Can t wait to meet the author tomorrow
This is well written debut by Rosen he s a very good writer I enjoyed the intricate characters and the personality of Henri Poincar , purportedly the great grandson of his famous namesake The story is intricate, with many twists and turns I sort of guessed where things were headed, but the ending is quite preposterous The mathematician Fenster resembles Beno t Mandelbrot in several respects, both in terms of his topical focus and in terms of his attempts to extend fractals to a comprehensive wor [...]
This is one of the few mysteries I ve read that almost needs to be read multiple times Not because the plot is hard to understand but in order to think about everything else Rosen is saying His constant theme about the structures of everything being the same all those pictures of fractals , the destructiveness of the human species and our simultaneous desire for redemption, the significance of a family being scattered and then reunited, in fact the significance of family altogether Our guide, He [...]
Frighteningly themed plot, interest keeping Like this series main character Love the narrator and his works sometimes better than the book he s performing Recommended.
Well written, but I can t say I enjoyed it It was dark.
Loved this book Good plot with lots of twists Well developed characters I particularly liked and appreciated Henri and his ethical pursuit of rules.
A Killer comes after the family of the cop who caught him.
This book was too long and had too much pain and suffering in it for my liking.
Meh I liked this better as the TV series, Crossing Lines.
Author Leonard RosenTitle All Cry ChaosDescription source The action begins when mathematician James Fenster is assassinated on the eve of a long scheduled speech at a World Trade Organization meeting The hit is as elegant as it is bizarre Fenster s Amsterdam hotel room is incinerated, yet the rest of the building remains intact The murder trail leads veteran Interpol agent Henri Poincar on a high stakes, world crossing quest for answers Together with his chain smoking, bon vivant colleague Serg [...]
Henri Poincar , the great grandson of the legendary mathematician Jules Henri Poincar , is an Interpol senior inspector based in Lyons he has a small farm near the city where he lives with his wife, Claire His son Etienne, his wife Lucille, and their three children, Georges, Emil and Grandpa s favorite, Chloe, live in Paris Henri has recently concluded a case in which he tracked down Stipo Benovic, a genocidal Serbian murderer who was accused of massacring 70 Muslim men and boys in the recent ci [...]
The publisher write ups for this book do not do it justice From the description I expected a thriller fine with me with perhaps a mathematical element also fine with me , and it delivers on this expectation Given that the detective is the descendant of a renowned mathematician and is described as having a sidekick who is a bon vivant, a reader might also expect some light elements in the book, and this is most definitely not the case All Cry Chaos is an emotionally powerful exploration of what i [...]
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All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen is a beautifully written, atmospheric, spider web of a mystery story it is easy to get caught up in it and be unable to do anything else until it is done In fact, I am still thinking about it even after finishing it The plot is deceptively simple Henri Poincar , a skillful moral detective with a long history of solving cases for Interpol, is nearing retirement One of his last cases involved bringing Stipo Banovic, accused of genocide in Bosnia, to justice Banovic t [...]
Boy was I wrong I had this novel on my First Reads, To Read shelf for two months before I finally picked it up, thinking it was going to drag on with lengthy mathematical explanations and no plot What mathematical explanations there were I was utterly fascinated by and now I even have to go search out some books on this subject fractals globalization, etc they do very much appeal, both to my visual sense as well as the part of me that is an engineer s daughter good with numbers Fractals I even [...]
Narrated by Grover Gardner10 hrs and 23 minsPublisher s SummaryAll Cry Chaos, a debut thriller by the immensely gifted Leonard Rosen, is a masterful and gripping tale that literally reaches for the heavens.The action begins when mathematician James Fenster is assassinated on the eve of a long scheduled speech at a World Trade Organization meeting The hit is as elegant as it is bizarre Fenster s Amsterdam hotel room is incinerated, yet the rest of the building remains intact The murder trail lead [...]