'Without doubt one of the finest genre writers I've read' - Glenn Meade
'Despite Hiroshima and Nagasaki nobody knows what present-day nuclear explosions will do. And if you know, then by god you've got a massive advantage.'
In 1956 a major nuclear explosion shook the southern Urals, killing hundreds, possibly thousands of Russian citizens and devestating an enormous industrial area. It could have been an accident. But was it
One man holds the final piece to a jigsaw of terrifying proportions.
Ted Allbeury was a lieutenant-colonel in the Intelligence Corps during World War II, and later a successful executive in the fields of marketing, advertising and radio. He began his writing career in the early 1970s and became well known for his espionage novels, but also published one highly-praised general novel, THE CHOICE, and a short story collection, OTHER KINDS OF TREASON. His novels have been published in twenty-three languages, including Russian. He died on 4th December 2005.
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