Red Mercury by Max Barclay
A Novel

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Atlanta, Georgia, July, 1996. The Centennial Olympic Games. A homemade pipe bomb goes off in Centennial Park and makes international news. But behind the scenes the U.S. Government discovers a stash of stolen weapons-grade plutonium whose radioactive trail leads right to downtown Atlanta. Mack McFall, the brilliant leader of NEST, the U.S. government's secret Nuclear Emergency Search Team, leads a massive hunt for the stolen plutonium. His partner is special agent Kyle Preston, the bureau's highest ranking female field officer, squad leader of the elite FBI Olympic Counter-Terrorist Task Force.

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Published June 1, 1996 by Newstar Pr. 398 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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Partly because of the sheer size of the cast and partly because Barclay's focus is so squarely on action, the protagonists--Kyle Preston (squad leader, FBI Olympic Counter Terrorism Task Force) and Mack McFall (DOE nuclear weapons designer)--aren't fully developed.

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