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Jocelyn "Joss" Cole, a burned-out public defender from L.A., has opted for a quieter life in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Joss has no significant clients other than a group of commercial fisherman suffering from a strange and serious illness, a condition that doctors cannot diagnose, and which Joss believes has an industrial cause. Then into her office comes Dean Belden, a well-heeled client in search of a lawyer to help him set up a business in the islands. Within days Belden is subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury. Less than an hour after testifying, and before Joss can discover what happened in the secrecy of the grand jury room, Belden dies in a fiery explosion of his float plane on Seattle's Lake Union. Gideon Van Ry is a nuclear fission expert and a scholar in residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. One of his duties is to update the Center's database, an extensive catalog listing fissionable materials and weapons of mass destruction. Gideon is troubled by the apparent failure to account for two small tactical nuclear devices missing from a storage facility in the former Soviet Union.The two weapons were last seen in packing crates, to be shipped to an American company called Belden Electronics. Gideon has been unable to locate this firm, and now he is left with only one possible lead, the lawyer who incorporated the company-Jocelyn Cole. Fraught with tension and suspense, Critical Mass is Steve Martini at his electrifying best. It is the story of what can happen in a world where private hate and public apathy combine to uncork the sleeping but deadly genie of nuclear terror.

Synopsis:

A burned-out lawyer is offered a large retainer to help an entrepreneur set up a business in the San Juan Islands. The businessman is subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, but before he can testify, his plane is blown up. Joselyn, the lawyer, becomes the government's target. Two stolen nuclear devices had been bound for her client's company and now they've disappeared.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780515126488
Author:
Martini, Steve
Publisher:
Jove Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Women lawyers
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Radioactive substances
Subject:
Nuclear terrorism
Subject:
San Juan Islands
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Jove ed.
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
98-795
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.09x5.04x1.04 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A burned-out lawyer is offered a large retainer to help an entrepreneur set up a business in the San Juan Islands. The businessman is subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, but before he can testify, his plane is blown up. Joselyn, the lawyer, becomes the government's target. Two stolen nuclear devices had been bound for her client's company and now they've disappeared.
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