The Last Theorem, by Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl, hardback science fiction novel
“When Ranjit Subramanian, a Sri Lankan with a special gift for numbers, writes a three-page proof of the coveted ‘Last Theorem’, which French mathematician Pierre de Fermat claimed to have discovered (but never recorded) in 1637, Ranjit’s achievement is hailed as a work of genius, bringing him fame and fortune. But it also brings him to the attention of the National Security Agency and a shadowy United Nations outfit called ‘Pax per Fidem’ or Peace Through Transparency whose secretive workings belie its name.
Suddenly Ranjit, along with his family, finds himself swept up in world-shaking events, his genius for abstract mathematical thought put to uses that are both concrete and potentially deadly.”
Written in collaboration with Frederik Pohl, this was Clarke’s final novel.
Note that this copy has been put into a transparent protective cover. It is an ex-library book.