This is the great granddaddy of the super thriller books. It was time to read it again after decades of rest.

It is an old trope for us now, but this was the first convincingly realistic book about an atomic bomb in NYC. It is amazingly well written and probably an inspiration to many great writes that came later.

Collins and Lapierre did write some other great books like Oh Jerusalem! Is Paris Burning and Freedom at Midnight which will put the independence of India and the whole non-violence movement in a whole new perspective. It sure as hell opened my eyes.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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  1. I know I read that but long enough ago I don’t remember it. The “nuke in the city” thing is also done very well in Tom Clancy’s “The sum of all fears”. That was butchered in the movie, which changed the villains to avoid offending middle eastern terrorists.

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