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Book Title: The Sapphire Legacy|
The size of the: 9.94 MB
Edition: GreenPoint Ventures
Date of issue: May 30th 2014
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The author of the book: Doug Raber
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:In 1994, President Clinton ordered military aircraft and technical specialists to a remote area in Kazakhstan to secure 650 kilograms of weapons-grade uranium and bring it to the U.S. for disposal. Hailed by the U.S. and Kazakh governments as an example of international cooperation, "Project Sapphire," didn't make much news.
Two years later, a little-noticed story showed up in the Washington Times: Only 600 kilos of the highly enriched uranium made it to the U.S.—enough fissile material to make two nuclear bombs had disappeared.
These events in our nation’s recent history form the basis of the new novel from Doug and Linda Raber.
THE SAPPHIRE LEGACY traces the interweaving paths of immigrants and insurgents from Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. Hatred, fear, and duplicity threaten to undermine even the inspired efforts of the best CIA agents who suspect the plot is underway.
How can they find a nuclear device when they can't even be sure that one exists? Or who might be responsible? Or what the target might be?
Solidly grounded in fact, Doug and Linda Raber’s new thriller will plunge you into a lightning-paced adventure, as the desire of one man to play spy and another to avenge his son’s death, culminate in a desperate effort to prevent a nuclear attack.
Read information about the authorDoug and Linda Raber spent their careers investigating the interplay of cutting-edge science and U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
After graduating with a bachelor s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Michigan, Doug spent 20 years on the chemistry faculty at the University of South Florida. In 1990, he moved to Washington, D.C., as Director of the Board on Chemical Sciences & Technology at the National Academy of Sciences, where he directed studies on topics ranging from chemistry R&D to forensic analysis of bombings and the use of technology to combat terrorism. He is a sought-after consultant in science policy arenas.
Linda graduated in chemistry and history from the College of William & Mary and began her professional career as a legislative aide in the Senate. After a stint as a research chemist at the National Institutes of Health, she worked for more than 20 years as a Washington, D.C.-based science and government reporter.
The Rabers are longtime residents of the Nation s capital. Their intimate familiarity with its physical and political landscape forms an integral part of their novels. THE SAPPHIRE LEGACY is their second novel. It follows the 2012 release of FACE OF THE EARTH.
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