||Oct 1 2001
Chilling account of the new wave . . . the nuclear age and impending world conflicts. Terrifying in its implications. Haunting, but real.
Barnes & Noble.com
General Chet "Bulldog" Fuller, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, struggles with President George "Mac" MacDuff to stop security leaks and deploy a missile defense system.
Meanwhile, MacDuff’s cohort, computer magnate Bill Redding, secretly plants a virus inside his supercomputers to profit from the sale of new replacement chips. Some infected systems are contraband missile control units in the hands of China, Russia and Middle East warlords.
A nuclear disaster hangs in the balance.
Scandal, espionage, assassinations and the computer virus are pivotal to U.S. bound missiles being accidentally launched by China. Flustered by political disgrace and sheer madness, MacDuff retaliates by firing a barrage of nuclear warheads at China.
Beijing rallies to strike back, but masses of Chinese people fill the streets with the message, "Enough is enough." General Fuller takes control and convinces Beijing to abdicate. But the lingering threat of a nuclear holocaust remains a haunting reality.
"We're faced with the terrorists, the arms buildup, moral decay, one-government rule, and God knows what else. Who are our real enemies, anyway?
"Can we survive the evils of the new millennium? If we continue to ignore the rules of moral dignity, we've lost."
The Excitement and Suspense will Satisfy the Most Demanding Reader!
(By Barbara Buhrer, Professional Reviewer, MyShelf.com)
The world is poised on the brink of nuclear war. Any small incident could set off a disaster.
U.S. President Ryan "Mac" MacDuff consistently states to the public that "there are no nuclear missiles pointed at our people"; that reducing the nuclear threat is one of his highest priorities. Actually, he has been informed by the CIA that China and Russia have tested warheads within the range of the U.S.
General Chet "Bulldog" Fuller, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admonishes MacDuff to grant more assistance to Taiwan, to stop the security leaks, and to deploy a missile defense system. MacDuff refuses, stating there is no danger and that we must continue our mutual trade policy.
There is a virus in the missile control units supplied to Russia, China and some Middle East nations which could set off the missles at any time. The virus is caused by MacDuff's silent partner, Bill Redding, who hopes to profit from the sale of replacement units.
When China accidentally launches a missile at the U.S., MacDuff swiftly retaliates with an attack on Chinese bases. All out war hangs in the balance.
There is enough excitement and suspense to satisfy even the most demanding reader: political intrigue and scandals, espionage, blackmail, double dealing politicians, assassinations, industrial espionage and sexual misbehavior.The characters are well-developed. The story is well-constructed and moves along at a fast pace, ending with a few surprises.
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