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Atom Bomb Angel by Peter James
  

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Originally published in 1982, fans of Roy Grace are in for a treat. This is James Bond territory, a terrific read of a global terrorist threat where nuclear power stations in the western world are the targets for a multi-headed attack causing meltdown. The USA, Spain, the UK are the main threatened areas. Frightening stuff with senior personnel from the power plants being bribed or blackmailed. It seems easy to achieve devastating destruction. Our hero is Max Flynn, a very likeable character. It’s edge-of-your-seat, race-against-time stuff, beautifully done.

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Synopsis

Atom Bomb Angel by Peter James

A reissue of this early thriller from multi-million-copy bestselling author, Peter James. Terrorists are threatening to sabotage Britain's nuclear power plants. One nuclear explosive smuggled inside a reactor would turn the entire core into a massive atom bomb ...and bring death and disease to millions of people for centuries to come. When Sir Isaac Quoit, chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority, disappears without trace, MI5 are alerted to the mysterious Operation Angel. Slick superspy Max Flynn is briefed to crack the code - but can he beat the deadline before Angel strikes? Who are the terrorists? Why are the KGB involved? What are their aims and which power stations will they sabotage? If he does not act fast, Britain will be engulfed in a nuclear nightmare.

About the Author

Peter James

Peter James is one of the UK’s most popular crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold more than one and a half million in the UK alone and six million worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 34 languages and his latest novel, ‘Dead Like You’, went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at no 1 in both hardback and paperback. His novella, ‘The Perfect Murder,’ went to No 1 on iBooks and has spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10. Peter has developed a close working relationship with the Sussex Police over many years, spending an average of one day a week with them, and his writing reveals a unique insight into the reality of modern day police work. He has carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania, and regularly attends international police conferences to ensure he is at the cutting-edge of investigative police work.

Born and brought up in Brighton, Peter divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and on the South Downs near Lewes in Sussex. An established film producer and script writer, he has produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with Peter overseeing all aspects, including the scriptwriting. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community.

In 2016 Peter James was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger - the Crime Writers' Association's highest honour - awarded each year to a writer who has a career "marked by sustained excellence" and has made "a significant contribution" to English-language crime writing.

Peter James was the winner of the ITV3 People’s Bestseller Dagger 2011.

Author photo © Peter Rowland

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Publication date

28th January 2014

Author

Peter James

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
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Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9781447255970

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