A little about the book…
An Atomic Energy Nuclear Commission scientist found that the safeguards program of his agency was ineffective and allowed for nuclear material to be stolen from within a nuclear plant and passed onto other countries. He found evidence of this during a visit to the CIA on a safeguards inquiry. Deeply alarmed, he reported this finding to the AEC, and later to the U.S. Congress and President.
The AEC Chairman meets and falls in love with a beautiful woman CIA operative, who is assigned to his agency in an undercover position as an attorney. The President, eager to get away from the White House, visits the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab in Chicago, and then to the mountains of Maunkea in Hawaii where he finally meets with astronomers. What happens will leave you spellbound.
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This novel has it all! I couldn’t put this down. You can tell the author has a great understanding of the inner workings of the government.
Does not disappoint! Wow! Never did I expect such a thrilling tale!
Definitely a page-turner. It ended much too soon. The author uses her obvious knowledge of Washington insiders to weave a suspenseful tale that leaves the reader wondering which parts are real and which ones are fiction.
Politics, romance, and power brokers! This book has it all. Ms. Anderson reminds us of past events but her choice of material is timely as well. She skillfully combines the sometimes less-than-ideal side of our political leaders to space exploration. Yes, it’s a page-turner!
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A word from the author
The novel is inspired by actual incidences that occurred in the 1970s when 200 lbs of uranium was declared “missing” or unaccountable at a U.S. nuclear power plant. The question of responsibility pointed to many directions–the man who operated the nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the CIA, and even the President. My employer, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy held hearings where a lot of lying and cover-up ensued—at the expense of the brave and later maligned nuclear scientist who blew the whistle on the case.
Why do I believe there was a cover-up? I interviewed the whistleblower for two days at my house and was haunted by the stories for years. You see, the “whistleblower” found out exactly what happened to the uranium, who was involved—and which country received the uranium. Now, the world will know.