The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive -Blog Tour Review.

 

The Manhattan Project

About the Book

New York City is under attack. Millions may die. But the enemy’s weapons are invisible, undetectable and creating terror at lightning speed. Now, there’s nothing to stand in their way …

A Hiroshima survivor turned criminal mastermind

Pharma industry fat cats corrupted by big money

A Libyan fast food entrepreneur coerced by threats to his family

A New York cop falling fast for an elusive beauty

Visitors to Tokyo from the desolate villages of southern Afghanistan

One terrible desire connects them all – one man’s burning need to finally avenge those who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With a brilliantly audacious and devastating plot to bring America to its knees, can anyone save New York from disaster?

Taut, scintillating and breathtaking in its scope, The Manhattan Project is a must-read for fans of explosive international thrillers.

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received.The prologue for this book was one that sent the hairs up on the back of my neck. Powerful, terrifying and a feeling that those who carried out the attack would carry the guilt for the rest of their lives. The events that happened in these few pages was the reasoning behind the revenge attacks many years later.
We all hear how the overuse of antibiotics is a risk on the news, but the events that happen in this book is one I had never considered. That the overuse could be a method of terrorism.
It isn’t a fast paced novel, much of it concerns getting the antibiotic and the later alternative into the system. This is lengthy process and the amount of New Yorkers who are unknowing users is staggering and worryingly believable. Many methods are used, including different types of advertising.
Whilst it is fiction, the overuse of antibiotics isn’t and the author does demonstrate very well the danger that could happen. Hopefully with not the same numbers but it does leave you a little fearful.
There were probably more characters to dislike than like. Revenge, greed and betrayal all leave a sour taste in the mouth.
A very clever book that is close to the author’s heart.

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