Castle Bravo (Paperback)

By Karna S. Bodman

Headline Books, 9780938467458, 317pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2012

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Description

White House Director of Homeland Security, Samantha Reid, receives intelligence about a possible new threat to the country's national security. While she and her staff are inundated with potential issues on a daily basis, this new one is staggering. What if a hostile country or group gets hold of a small nuclear device, and instead of aiming it at one of our cities, they intend to detonate it high in the atmosphere? The result would be the creation of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse or "EMP" sending shock waves that would "fry" all electronics on the ground in its line of sight. There would be no electricity grid, no internet, no communications. . .refrigeration. . .ATMs. It would set us back to the year 1910 Could it happen here?