One of Britain's top particle physicists, Jack Barclay, is on the verge of a major breakthrough in developing the nuclear fusion process into a clean and sustainable alternative to carbon fuels. News of this spreads round the world causing great excitement in most nations but grave concern in Russia, which sees the advance as a major threat to its use as a political weapon of the country's vast reserves of oil and natural gas. When other countries, including America, seek collaboration to help speed up the work, Russia determines to put an end to the research going on at the Harwell and Culham laboratories. As a top-secret British intelligence agency is tasked with protecting Barclay, one of Russia's top KGB agents is sent to arrange his assassination. The twists and turns of the action-packed plot takes us, with the intelligence agency's team, from England's nuclear research laboratories to American Universities, and a secret government 'safe house' in the Cotswolds. Readers will follow the workings of the Joint Intelligence Committee, the Cabinate Office and the diplomats of the Foreign Office, as well as a murder investigation by Scotland Yard, and on to a final, bloody gunfight in the Swiss Alps.
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Published July 1, 2010
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