Published: 28/05/2017
ISBN: 9781788030007
eISBN: 9781785897900
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The Prometheus Conspiracy
by Carl Richardson

‘I can supply the information about when the right moment will be; but if your people want these things, they will have to come and get them. And they don’t have long...’

Alan Southam is a nuclear engineer working as part of a special project at the Sellafield nuclear plant, producing a material vital for use in nuclear weapons. However, the nuclear industry is in crisis, with most of the companies involved downsizing to cut costs and Southam is suddenly told he is being made redundant. Given the crisis in the industry it looks as if his career as a nuclear engineer is over. He is also going through a bitter divorce. His life seems to be falling apart.

Concurrently, a certain Middle Eastern country is facing international sanctions because of suspicions that it is trying to develop nuclear weapons in secret, in violation of international treaties. It occurs to Southam that the material they have been producing at Sellafield is exactly what this country would want. He has a meeting with one of that county’s secret agents after managing to get a message delivered to its embassy in London. Southam proposes a plan in which he would provide inside information and assistance to enable a daring commando raid to take place, to seize the nuclear material at gunpoint. But he has a price....

The Prometheus Conspiracy is a fast-paced thriller written in a style similar to the James Bond novels, which will appeal to fans of that genre. Due to its topical nature, Carl Richardson’s latest novel demonstrates the fragility of international relations in what is a truly eye-opening read.

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This has to be one of the best books I have read this year, and I have read quite a few. Fast paced without losing sight of the fine detail and exceptionally well researched. At the back of mind as I read this, how astonishingly realistic the possibility of it all actually happening. Highly contemporary, Carl Richardson has managed to make a work of fiction read like it could easily become tomorrows main news story. I hate spoliers so I will not go into detail, but this is one book that I somply cannot recommend highly enough.

by Terry


 

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