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by Ian McKinley

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Combat Engineer Dr. Bruce Roberts aims to collect extremophiles, microbes adapted to extreme radiation, which are the key to an elixir of youth. His team targets a radwaste repository in Europe but, from their arrival in Switzerland, a series of accidents dog them. Although seemingly unrelated to their work, Bruce worries that foes who previously tried to steal this secret are again on their tracks. After successful sampling in France, his forebodings are confirmed when a savage attack leaves him battered, and a trail of bodies highlights the complete ruthlessness of their opponents. In an attempt to lose the profilers who have managed to predict their moves with uncanny accuracy, the team flees to Singapore – inadvertently entering the den of an aged mastermind who would stop at nothing to gain effective immortality. The skirmishes of the chase lead eventually to a pitched battle in the shell of the Dallas Fort Worth airport, which the team must not only survive but do so in a way that finally defeats their relentless trackers.

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BN ID: 2940158895517
Publisher: TWB Press
Publication date: 12/28/2017
Series: A Bruce Roberts Sci-Fi Thriller , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
File size: 475 KB

About the Author

Ian is a Scot living in Switzerland, working in the rather esoteric field of radioactive waste management. He assesses the safety of disposal sites a million years in the future and analyses how the Oklo reactors operated two billion years ago – which is often hard to distinguish from science fiction.
Ian’s experience ensures sound backdrops to his hard science fiction. Adult action thrillers showcase the evolution of society in the face of major technological advances and a degrading natural environment. All extrapolations over the next century are credible, maybe frighteningly so, given their dystopian nature.
Previously published novels offer offbeat takes on the impact of the collapse of a future, even more ubiquitous Internet, and the emergence of artificial intelligence.

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