A brilliant scientist seduces a WWII soldier, giving him the plans to a device that could eradicate mankind's predilection for conflict in Kathleen Ann Goonan's In War Times.
For Fans of...
Dick's Man in the High Castle; Quantum Leap.
Goonan weaves experimental jazz, particle physics, and biochemistry into a compelling adventure through alternate universes. But her interdisciplinary mystery unravels as theory gives way to sentimentality and antiwar hokum.