Eight minutes is all it takes to set the world on fire!
The Chinese regime realizes that without significantly more oil, their position as the global manufacturing giant is threatened, and to that end, a major loss of economic juice. If there is one thing they fear more than anything, it is revolution. They know that they must keep up the party image of success and keep the people believing in it and its ideology, against all odds, and so, after failing to negotiate an exclusive oil deal with Iran, they invade the Iranians and take their oil fields by force. Pressed to the wall, and overwhelmed by the invasion, the Supreme ruler of Iran authorizes a retaliatory strike on Beijing - firing off a nuclear warhead that is powerful enough to eviscerate twenty-million people in a matter of minutes. The world watches on in shock, because in just 8 minutes, the time it takes for the ICBM to reach Beijing, everything will change. Just a day before this, vacationing on the blustery October beach of his hometown, Afife, Portugal, Mateus Cordozo, an engineer, is attempting to reconcile his midlife crisis. He sits and drinks wine, trying to vanquish his demons, when a very beautiful woman appears on the lonely stretch. They engage a conversation, and soon, she reveals her true agenda, telling him that a nuclear debacle is about to consume the world, and only he has the means of stopping it. Cordozo dismisses her statement and refuses to accept it as true; but over the course of the next 24 hours, Mateus sees that her mysterious prediction is coming true, and he must either face and reconcile his demons and accept what she says, or watch as the world is pitched into an apocalyptic war. “… a high concept thriller that is comparable with the best of Dan Brown or Jack Higgins.” - Novelist, David Luddington "This is a fast paced read but the plot contains complex ideas which adds a depth to the book. Full of action and real life scenarios this is one of those books you can spend hours reading without realizing where the time has gone. There are plenty of surprises and twists. This book will appeal to crime and science fiction fans. And will also interest those intrigued by geopolitical themes." - The Portugal News "The story races along with pace of a Tom Clancy thriller but the depth of the plot is rich in complexities philosophical ideas. Highly recommended for readers who like fast paced thrillers but with an ingenious twist." - Book-Reviewer.com
- Publication Date
- Jan 19, 2022
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Réal Laplaine