Omega-Alpha by Lou
AmErica House Sept. 2001
ISBN: 1588513416 - Trade paperback
Political Suspense - for explicit
Reviewed by Barbara
The world is poised
on the brink of nuclear war. Any small incident could set off a disaster.
U.S. President Ryan
"Mac" MacDuff consistently states to the public that "there
are no nuclear missiles pointed at our people"; that reducing the
nuclear threat is one of his highest priorities. Actually, he has been
informed by the CIA that China and Russia have tested warheads within
the range of the U.S.
General Chet "Bulldog"
Fuller, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admonishes MacDuff to grant
more assistance to Taiwan, to stop the security leaks, and to deploy a
missile defense system. MacDuff refuses, stating there is no danger and
that we must continue our mutual trade policy.
There is a virus in
the missile control units supplied to Russia, China and some Middle East
nations which could set off the missles at any time. The virus is caused
by MacDuff's silent partner, Bill Redding, who hopes to profit from the
sale of replacement units.
When China accidentally
launches a missile at the U.S., MacDuff swiftly retaliates with an attack
on Chinese bases. All out war hangs in the balance.
There is enough excitement
and suspense to satisfy even the most demanding reader: political intrigue
and scandals, espionage, blackmail, double dealing politicians, assassinations,
industrial espionage and sexual misbehavior.
The characters are well-developed.
The story is well-constructed and moves along at a fast pace, ending with
a few surprises.