UN member governments don’t always welcome him, as internal politics connive to attain maximum benefit from the disruptions. Enemies with personal gain agendas, manipulate the health and safety of vast populations.
Horner has recently enlisted Dr. Arthur Bradbury. He is a graduate student of psychology, showing interest in a case the UN is presently exploring. Twists and turns open a probability of effect, touching many nations.
They are confronted by the modern world of stealth and invisibility. Murders happen and large gatherings of people are experimented on. This provides a glimpse of what may be in store for humanity. Both men feel inadequate to the challenge, which is far outside their world of experience.
In Toronto, Canada they solicit Dr. Rose Chrysler, a leading author on Speculations of Light Properties and Invisibilities Methods and Practices, to assist them.
Each country they follow their leads to, offer assistance, but lay claim to any discoveries they make.
Trust in helpful nations, prove to be an asset they can’t afford.
Nick has returned to his old home town of Boston to set up his own shop. There he's urgently summoned by an old family friend. Hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick's help. His teenaged daughter, Alexa, has just been kidnapped. Her abduction was clearly a sophisticated professional job, done with extraordinary precision. Alexa, whom Nick has known since she was young, is now buried alive, held prisoner in an underground crypt, a camera trained on her, her suffering streaming live over the internet. She's been left with a limited supply of food and water and, if her father doesn't meet the demands of her shadowy kidnappers, she'll die. And as Nick begins to probe, he discovers that all is not quite right with Marshall Marcus's business. He's being investigated by the FBI, he has a lot of shady investors, his fund is in danger and now he has a lot of powerful enemies who may have the motivation to go after Marcus's daughter. But to find out who's holding Alexa Marcus hostage, Nick has to find out why. Once he does, he uncovers an astonishing conspiracy that reaches far beyond anything he could have imagined. And if he's going to find Alexa in time, he will have to flush out and confront some of his deadliest opponents ever.
Unable to cope, Belle attempts suicide and is soon admitted into a rehab clinic where she tries to heal. However, her wounds run deep, so the healing takes time. Once released and three years sober, Belle begins a new life as a private investigator in Jersey City with the help of a friend in law enforcement. Sixteen years have passed until everything changes.
One of Victor Simones cronies is in FBI custody and makes a deal. He says hell tell where the fugitive Simone is hiding if Belle agrees to meet with him. When she does, she begins to wonder if her father was ever a dirty attorney at all. As she searches for answers, Belle discovers more than she bargained for, including something more unbelievable than she could have imagined.
Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end.
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