"A nifty little thriller whose action never flags." —The Washington Post
A highly-trained team of seven men and women seize a U.S. Navy nuclear cruiser docked at Long Beach and turn its number-one reactor into a weapon aimed at the millions of Southern Californians who live just miles from the dock. Opposing them are the ship's most unorthodox sailor and best reactor technician; the outspoken chief of base security who must decide whether to go in or give up; and the admiral's seventeen-year-old daughter, who discovers just how tough she can really be. Suspense and danger build until the stress—in the people and the reactor—cannot be contained. Here is a unique thriller with profound implications for the more than thirty million Americans who live in the dozen U.S. cities that harbor nuclear-powered ships.
Irv Eachus served for eight years in the United States nuclear navy as a reactor control operator, technician, and senior instructor in the Reactor Training Division aboard the nuclear-powered cruiser USS Long Beach. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and in political science and is currently at work on a new techothriller, Blackout.