Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-611881-74-5

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-943486-37-3

Publication date: Dec. 2, 2014 

275 pages

“A rousing success, a thrilling adventure that does its clever frame story justice.”

– Booklist


It is 1939. The scourge that is Nazi Germany is trampling Europe as its scientists vie to deliver ever-increasing destructive power. Now physicist Walter Friedeman – a friend of Albert Einstein's since childhood – has found a formula to enrich uranium in three months rather than the previously expected five years. Such a formula could deliver Germany the first atomic arsenal. But Friedeman does not believe in the Nazi cause. Friedeman wants the formula in the hands of America, but getting it to them himself will be nearly impossible. He sets into motion a plan to use his teenaged son, a Hitler Youth, to unwittingly do the job using a message Friedeman has encoded in the Elvish language created by J.R.R. Tolkien in his novel The Hobbit.

What follows is a quest across continents as Einstein, Tolkien, and MI-6 officer Ian Fleming work together to find Friedeman's son, decode the message, and wrest control of the nuclear future before Hitler can steal it for himself.

Reuniting Tolkien and Fleming after their adventure in No Dawn for Men, God's Formula is a heart-pounding thriller filled with history both real and imagined.

“Simply UN-PUT-DOWN-ABLE....Sinister, mystical, comical, and daring, No Dawn For Men will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. A gripping and captivating read that I highly recommended to all book lovers!”
– Reading for Pleasure


God's Formula 

James LePore & Carlos Davis

“I blasted through this book.”
– Cheryl’s Book Nook

“Action-packed from the onset and never slowing down, fans of the two great authors and readers who appreciate a unique superbly-written 1930s thriller will enjoy this unique, tense war drama.”

– Midwest Book Review

No Dawn for Men again proves James LePore to be a superb crafter of thriller novels.... Highly, highly recommended!”

– Crystal Book Reviews

New York Times bestselling author William Landay said, "Jim LePore is a great discovery." Blogcritics called his first novel, A World I Never Made, “An outstanding first novel, and a wonderful thriller.” Of his most recent novel, The Fifth Man, Tome Tender said, "This is another great read from James LePore, who seems to have a knack for writing dark, gritty and gripping scenes with characters that can make your skin crawl and will have you looking over your shoulder." LePore’s brilliance is his ability to create complex, relatable characters and place them in tense situations where their very humanity comes into question. The result is stirring fiction that hits you in the gut and the heart at the same time.