Scientist at Imperial College London regularly develop weapons to benefit the war effort and in 1943 they stumble across a gas that when inhaled produces indecisiveness of thought and action.
In fear of a second Battle of Britain when resources are depleted, Churchill authorizes a pre-emptive strike using the gas delivered by a single Lancaster bomber on key German airbases.
The bomber takes off but is shot down crash-landing in a lake somewhere inside the Home Counties in England, sinking without trace. Squadron Leader John Laine, the Excalibur pilot, returns at a seance soon after the crash to warn of the danger the gas brings, but his warnings go unheeded.
Over 40 years later the wreckage of the Excalibur is breaking up following local tremors and with it, the release of the gas. So begins a chain of events involving irrational behavior, even murder.
Detective Inspector Philip Graves is asked to investigate and in doing so, divert attention away from a certain retired Secretary of State, who as a young politician during the war ordered the Excalibur on its mission.
|File size:||188 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Hello, hope everyone is well? Just a few words about myself and to say I like to write part-time and my interests are mainly around paranormal and mystery type genre. I hope you find them entertaining? I'm married, 3 days after Princess and Diana and Charles were married actually (I didn't want to steal the limelight!), with two boys - men actually, but they will always be my boys!
Spiritually I believe that we exist beyond death. It's just another stage in our existence. I try to write stories that have a leaning toward this as I think there is a part of us all that believe, some of us just need a little more convincing. I also like to revisit factual stories with notoriety from the past and put a "what if" question in generating an alternative theory. This is the basis of my Jack the Ripper story.
Hope you enjoy and I would appreciate feedback if you get the chance.
Many thanks in anticipation