Troubador The Millennium Conspiracy

Released: 01/05/2012

ISBN: 9781780881256

eISBN: 9781780889160

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The Millennium Conspiracy


This fast-moving, intriguing political thriller about betrayal, conspiracy and murder reaches back from the late 1990s to the political upheavals in 1930s Europe that led to the Second World War and the momentous 1945 Manhattan Project at Los Alamos.

After returning from a fateful assignment in Kuwait in October 1999, Paul Cane, an investigative journalist, uncovers secret documents hidden away in a cottage in the Cotswolds. They contain papers written by a dead nuclear scientist, revealing that a secret organization known as the New Order, bent on world domination, is conspiring with Al-Qaeda to destroy New York and London with atomic bombs on the eve of the millennium.

Cane is summoned to Washington to attend a journalists’ conference where he discovers the assignment in Kuwait was a CIA set-up to gain intelligence on Al-Qaeda. He becomes duped by the CIA into working for a secret White House Task Force established by the US President to find those planning terrorist attacks. The documents possessed by Cane contain the coded names of the leading members of the New Order so he is now the conspirators’ prime target.

At a meeting in Washington, Cane meets Valerie Day, who quickly becomes the love of his life – but who has a secret linking her to one of the possible conspirators. Their lives are in danger as they become hunted by assassins. With US agents and a veteran nuclear scientist, Cane embarks on a mission that takes him to Arizona, New Mexico, New York and back to London in search of the bombs. With millions of lives at risk and the threat of a new World War, The Millennium Conspiracy will hold the reader to the last page.

Doctors David Tolfree and Alan Smith have put together a book on road mapping that is truly exceptional. They provide a reflective practitioner a set of ten chapters that truly discuss the road mapping phenomenon that has seem to rake off over the last 20 years as people seek to decrease technology risk in the firms, their economic regions and their industries. The book is well written and concise and provides the readers with many methods and examples of how to proceed. I urge any road mapping professional to obtain one.

Steve Walsh
Black professor of Entrepreneurship University of New Mexico
Past President MANCEF
Co-editor of the Fist Micro and Nano technology international roadmaps

The Millennium Conspiracy takes us on a journey through the history of the development of the first atomic bombs proposing that there was a fourth bomb produced and that amongst the escalation of nuclear weapons it disappeared. The story builds on so many events that actually did happen, from secret societies to spy rings as the mystery and threat deepens.
In particular I so enjoyed the well researched recounting of scientific discovery, that with passing generations is fading into the background, being woven into the conflicts of the modern era.
Whilst the world counted down to the infamous Y2K computer glitch The Millennium Conspiracy fuels another layer of crisis upon this pivot in time.
I was held intrigued from the first page to the last.

by Thomas Morton

This is the first book of its kind from David Tolfree and will set your head spinning. This is a classic tale of intrigue, secret societies and plotting on a truly global stage. The author takes us on a journey from several decades of nuclear weapons research right up to and through the 9/11 events. I know that some of the events are based on the author's own personal experiences as a nuclear physicist and this adds a layer of realism that is very refreshing in this type of novel. The technical descriptions are also crisp and interesting. I thoroughly recommend this book to crime readers and scientists alike. It will make you look over your shoulder for a while!

by Richard Leach

The Millennium Conspiracy written by David Tolfree will be of special interest to those who lived in Europe during the cold war period.Although fiction the historical revelations show how little the general public knew what was happening at that time.The book contains all the necessary plots and intrigue a good crime story needs,and it keeps the reader on their toes. The fact that the author is recalling facts from his own experience makes it more believable. I look forward to more of the same from him. A thoroughly good read.

by Chris Rogers

Alan Smith and David Tolfree

David Tolfree MSc., F.Inst.P., CPhys., F.IoN. was the co-founder and Executive Director of Technopreneur Ltd, a consultancy company for the exploitation of micro-nanotechnology, established at Daresbury in Cheshire, England. He is one of the founders of MANCEF (Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Educational Foundation), an international body dedicated to commercialization and education of emergent technologies and is currently its European Vice-President. David is also one of the founders of the UK Institute of Nanotechnology and is a member of its Advisory Board. He is a Chartered Physicist, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Nanotechnology and has published over 160 papers, including news articles, chapters for books and conference papers, and has given interviews on television and radio. he is member of the Advisory Board of the International Commercial Micro Manufacturig Magazine. He has co-authored chapt ers in the MANCEF International Microsystems and Top-Down Nanotechnology Roadmap. He is the co-editor and writer of a book published in October 2007. ‘Commercialising Micro-Nanotechnology Products’. This was the first book dedicated to the subject of commercialization to be published.

David’s interests are writing, film-making, photography, promoting science and technology to the public, including schools and colleges, swimming and gardening.

Dr Alan Smith BSc., PhD., FLS, FRSC., FIMMM , is the Managing Director of AZ-TECH consultancy company. His career began in academia as a lecturer, before he moved into industry. He has been a member of the UK Government’s Foresight Panels for both Chemistry and Materials, and has served on industrial advisory boards for two universities. He is a Past President of the Industrial Affairs Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and is a member of the Bureau of IUPAC. He was Chairman of the COMIT Faraday Partnership, and Board Member of the IMPACT Faraday Partnership. He was a visiting tutor and lecturer on Innovation and R&D Management for MSc course at a Scottish university.

Alan was co-editor of book entitled Trends and Priorities in the UK Chemical Industry for the Chemical Industries Association, and a co-author of a book entitled Future Perspectives of European Materials Research.

David Tolfree

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