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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers / Terrorism
  • Language:English
  • Pages:362
  • eBook ISBN:9798350926835
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350926828


by Robert Dorsey Smith

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"Countdown" is a compelling thriller about a planned act of bioterrorism and the conception and execution of the time-critical strategy to avoid an epic environmental catastrophe and to hold those responsible accountable.
In "Countdown," a brilliant but disgruntled civil servant seeks revenge against the organization and individual he feels relegated him to a low-level laboratory job. He uses his expertise to create a unique biotoxin and then employs mercenaries to hold the water supply of Seattle hostage. This fast-paced account relates a time-critical strategy conceived by personnel, including the president, to avoid an epic environmental catastrophe and to hold those responsible accountable. Navy medical researchers are urgently working on the development of an antitoxin while others attempt to prevent the incident from occurring. All of this must be done while avoiding public awareness of the crisis. As these strategy components proceed concurrently and frantically with roadblocks and complications along the way, an unscrupulous reporter who threatens public release of his sketchy knowledge and a resentful mole within the White House inner circle muddy the situation.
About the author
After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Robert Dorsey Smith (Bob) served in submarines for 7 years, and then continued in the Navy Reserve for another 21 years, while pursuing a parallel career in the defense industry. Bob has always been active in his church and other Christian activities that include prison ministry, camp counseling, and short-term mission trips. His songs are heard all over the world via Internet radio, and one of his original music projects was considered for the Contemporary Christian Album of the Year Grammy. He has competed as a swimmer in Senior Olympic events at state and national levels and still enjoys the thrill of competition. Bob's 15 minutes of fame was having worked on the sound effects for the movie "Hunt for Red October," which won the 1991 Academy Award for the team's work. During his free time, he enjoys songwriting, recording, being an author, and publishing. Bob resides in Tucson, AZ.