Medusa's Child Author:John J. Nance Everything in America is about to stop... 10,000 feet over Washington, D.C.! — With the same breathtaking heroics that brought his bestselling Pandora's Clock international acclaim, John J. Nance once again spins today's headlines--this time about the threat of nuclear terrorism--into an all-too-realistic story of high-flying suspen... more »se.
For thirty-year-old captain Scott McKay, the transport run from Miami to Denver will give him the money he desperately needs to keep his fledgling air cargo company flying. When a mysterious crate is discovered on his plane, however, McKay is ordered to abandon his present course and fly the crate and its owner, Vivian Henry, to Washington, D.C., before going to Denver. McKay takes the forced detour in stride--until a strange noise comes from deep inside the crate. It is the voice of Vivian's husband, Dr. Rogers Henry, warning that the shipment they are carrying is actually a fully armed Medusa device, a thermonuclear bomb that can destroy every computer chip over an entire continent, and blast the Silicon Age back to the Stone Age. And it is set to go off within hours.
As panic spreads from the small community of nuclear scientists who used to work for Dr. Rogers Henry to the White House and eventually to the general public, a group of rogue military officers conspires to disobey the President's orders and secure the technology of the Medusa device, whatever the cost. Will Captain McKay and his crew trust their own instincts to dispose of the bomb, or will they let a misguided government dictate their actions?
Using his inside knowledge of the airline industry, as well as his expertise as a pilot, John J. Nance has once again turned our worst fears into a terrifyingly realistic story. Medusa's Child will take readers into the center of a spine-tingling crisis.« less
This is such an extremely exciting audio book, I hardly remember the 4-hour drive home yesterday! Characters are well done, and you cheer for the good guys and jeer at the bad ones. I was disappointed to have it end....
If you enjoy techno-thrillers written by a guy who really understand the airline industry and the technical side of flight, combined with a heart-stopping sense of a terrific read, this is a good one. He writes with authority a plausible, yet frightening scenario regarding a thermonuclear device, government interference and misteps, and insight into characters placed in almost untenable situations that somehow are able to find solutions against all odds. Nance has gotten great reviews from The New York Book Review to many of his fellow writers, most of whom you will immediately recognize. A great read.