“Smart, slick and exciting as hell. Castle Bravo is one great read. Karna Small Bodman has an insider’s feel for the corridors of power. As you quickly turn the pages, you will find yourself wondering if the book is truth or fiction. A winner.” —Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author
“Karna Small Bodman is in the top echelon, male or female, of modern spy writers. She’s been there and done that and gets it all right.” —John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author
“A labyrinth of intrigue, where danger and drama abide. It’s fresh and relevant and makes you clamor for more.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“Bodman has an amazing gift for creating scenarios that terrify—and the government background to make them feel so real you find yourself checking the news to make sure they aren’t really happening. —Kyle Mills, New York Times bestselling author
Samantha Reid, White House Director of Homeland Security, receives intelligence about a potentially devastating kind of terror attack: the detonation of a small nuclear device high in the atmosphere, which would create an Electro-Magnetic Pulse and fry all electronics on the ground. No electricity. No transportation. No communication. Complete chaos. Samantha is shaken by the implications—but unfortunately, no one else in the White House is taking her concerns seriously.
Meanwhile Samantha’s boyfriend, oil executive Tripp Adams, travels overseas on a business trip—and finds himself in a foreign country where a hostile group is planning the very attack Samantha fears. Can Samantha stop the attack—and save the love of her life—before it’s too late?
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About the Author
Karna Bodman served as White House Deputy Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan and was subsequently appointed as Senior Director and spokesman for the National Security Council. She attended arms control talks with the Soviets and traveled with the team that briefed the leaders of Great Britain, France and Italy as well as Pope John Paul II. When Karna left The White House to become Senior Vice President of a Public Affairs firm, she was the highest ranking woman on The White House staff. Karna's thrillers include CASTLE BRAVO, CHECKMATE, GAMBIT, FINAL FINESSE,and her short story, THE AGENT. Her next thriller is titled, TRUST BUT VERIFY. She is married to Dick Bodman and they maintain homes in Naples, Florida, Washington, D.C. and Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
What People are Saying About This
Bodman has an amazing gift for creating scenarios that terrify--and the government background to make them feel so real you find yourself checking the news to make sure they aren't really happening.Kyle Mills, New York Times Best Selling Author of The Immortalists
The only thing that could make the future scenario suggested by Castle Bravo more frightening is that Karna Bodman's writing rings with such authenticity and detail. This is a book that will leave you lying awake at night, wondering how long you would last...William Bernhardt, Best Selling Author of Capitol Betrayal
Karna Small Bodman is in the top echelon, male or female, of modern spy writers. She's been there and done that and gets it all right. John Lescroart, New York Times Best Selling Author of The Hunter
Bodman skillfully moves her players around on a global chessboard, presenting a provocative concept that rings all too real. You're there, in a labyrinth of intrigue, where danger and drama abide. It's fresh and relevant and makes you clamor for more.Steve Berry, New York Times Best Selling Author of The Columbus Affair
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first book I can honestly say I really, really had trouble putting down. Cannot wait to read more by this author. She knows well of what she speaks since she was a staff in the White House for a number of years.
The cold war isn't really over, just set back. If President Surleimenov has his way, his little country of Kazakhstan will teach the Americans a lesson they will not soon forget. It is up to Samantha Reid, Director of Homeland Security, to understand the intelligence information and plot the correct course of action before electro-magnetic pulses are released, sending the United States back into pre-electric days. Follow along as a lone infiltrator tries to delay launch long enough so that Cameron Talbot and Hurt Daniels can counteract the pulse. Premise is good, but lacks descriptions and details that would make the characters come alive.