Solstice by David Hewson

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As the millennium approaches, the climate on Earth is getting progressively hotter, a phenomenon which makes scientists and others extremely nervous. Unease quickly turns to panic when Air Force One is successfully downed, key communications networks are disrupted, and the world's financial institutions are pushed to the brink of collapse. CIA science chief Helen Wagner and Michael Lieberman, a brilliant designer of a giant space-based solar array, must contend with techno-savvy activists who plan to use the array to cut modern society off at the knees...and start civilization over from scratch.

About David Hewson

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David Hewson is the author of eight novels. Formerly a weekly columnist for the" Sunday Times," he lives in Kent, England, where he is at work on his next crime novel, The Garden of Evil, which Delacorte Press will publish in 2008. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published July 1, 1999 by Grand Central Publishing. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The CIA and FBI learn that Charley, stricken with a fatal disease, has hallucinated that Gaia (the ancient goddess of earth) has commanded her, and the terrorist cult she has founded, to destroy civilization in revenge for man's sins against the earth.

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