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Peter Bryant's 1958 novel purple Alert tells the terrifying story of simply how with reference to nuclear destruction the realm may be. the following, we're confronted with the worst attainable of all worst-case eventualities within the chilly struggle; an American common loses his cause and orders a full-scale nuclear assault at the Soviet Union. Air strength Brigadier normal Quinten is a death guy struggling with the paranoid fable that he could make the area a greater position by means of surroundings in movement this catastrophic assault with Strategic Air Command bombers armed with nuclear weapons.

Once they get wind of it, the President of the us and his advisors paintings frantically in all efforts to forestall the assault. They order the yankee bombers shot down, and so they be triumphant - all yet with one scary exception - a lone bomber known as the ""Alabama Angel"" escapes destruction. The workforce of the Angel forget about the President's orders and proceed on with their lethal mission.

This e-book used to be initially released within the U.K. below the name Hours to Doom (written by means of Peter Bryant, the penname of author Peter George). This intricately plotted and well-thought out novel conjures the imaginative and prescient of apocalyptic danger of nuclear warfare and illustrates simply how absurdly effortless such an assault might be triggered.

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Wenn du keine Parallelen siehst – ich schon. « Wie es vor sechs Monaten mit Nicky geschehen war, als ein brutaler Cop und Mörder Stevens Sohn als Geisel genommen hatte. Nicky war körperlich unversehrt zurückgekehrt, was zum größten Teil der mutigen Einmischung der Frau des Täters zu verdanken war, doch er war seitdem nicht mehr derselbe. Aus einem fröhlichen, zutraulichen Kind mit einem ansteckenden Lachen war ein in sich gekehrter Junge geworden, der keine Zärtlichkeiten mehr zuließ. Er schlief nicht mehr in seinem Bett, und er schlief keine Nacht mehr durch.

Witwer. Brad ist ein hübscher Junge, sein Vater könnte also durchaus ein paar gute Gene haben …« Sie hob die Schultern. « Jenna schüttelte den Kopf und spürte den vertrauten Druck hinter den Augen. Eines von Caseys erklärten Zielen war es, für Jenna einen Partner fürs Leben zu finden. Jenna ging auf Casey zu und richtete sich neben ihr zu voller Größe auf. »Du wirst nicht zufällig auftauchen, Casey«, warnte sie. « Casey schaute trotzig zu ihr hoch. « Jenna verengte die Augen zu Schlitzen. »Weil ich diese blöden Schuhe trage, zu denen du mich überredet hast – weißt du noch?

Das allein würde ausreichen, um ein Kind aus der Bahn zu werfen. Und dann noch die Sache mit seinem Bruder, der gekidnappt worden ist. Hör mal, ich muss jetzt los. « Sie ging zur Tür und drehte sich dort noch einmal um. Ihre Miene war ernst. »Sieh zu, dass sie sich nicht zu sehr in Brads Probleme hineinziehen lässt, Lucas. « Lucas’ Lippen zuckten. »Ich weiß, Casey. Danke«, sagte er trocken. « Als die Tür wieder zu war, verdrehte Jenna die Augen. « �O ja, und ob«, sagte Lucas freimütig. »Genau wie sie.

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