Blackmail. Complacency. A nuclear threat turned real.
A group of unknown terrorists are blackmailing the British government with a quantity of plutonium left over from the Cold War.
Only one man knows their identity and can prevent a disaster, but he is on the run for a murder he didn’t commit and has no intention of being found.
Whilst the authorities attempt to track him down, they pin their hopes on the thought that a bunch of amateurs wouldn’t have knowledge of how to deal with nuclear technology, and the worst they could manage might be a dirty bomb. After all, everyone knows it’s not really that dangerous: people run away from the explosion, and the radiation drifts harmlessly into the atmosphere.
But what if the terrorists had found a way to keep the radiation near to the ground, and to encourage people to hang around, breathing in death? What if when you invite them to their own slaughter, they come willingly?
It would be dangerous then, wouldn’t it?
The clock is ticking…
Fallout by Karla Forbes is an intriguing novel following Nick. The first few chapters got me really excited to read this one.
Nick is one of those characters that you cheer on because you know he has a good intentions but he is also a bit selfish and an adrenaline junky. This makes him somewhere in the middle on the relatable scale, but I thought he was excellently written. He’s definitely realistic.
The pacing is excellent. I was never bored. I really was invested in the story. I enjoyed this one!
*I received a free copy of this book from Damppebbles Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Karla Forbes first began writing books when she was twelve years old. Heavily influenced by Ian Fleming, she wrote about guns, fast cars and spies. Naturally, she knew nothing of her chosen subject and was forced to use her imagination to make it up as she went along. These books, half a dozen in total, ended up being thrown out with the rubbish. Several years later, she dabbled in a futuristic sitcom and a full length horror story. Although both of these efforts were also consigned to literary oblivion, at least no one could have accused her of being in a genre rut.
She began writing properly more than twelve years ago and her first book, The Preacher was published on Amazon in July 2011. Thirteen books in total are available to download from the Amazon kindle book store. She writes about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations and she aims for unusual but scarily believable plots with a surprising twist.
She moved from Sussex to Scotland in 2020 and is enjoying the stunning scenery and friendly people but feeling less enthusiastic about the weather.
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