Slowly Melting: When the sun sets off the bomb

August 29, 2018

The combined forces of nature and science make for devastating global impact

On a California air force base, concealed long-range missiles are poised for action. Helicopters circle overhead and heavy radar equipment is put into place. The most momentous, sensitive, and dangerous military experiment in the history of the world is about to begin. Deep in the underground command bunker a final briefing takes place with the US president via video stream. On a large screen, a live feed from NASA’s solar radiation monitoring system displays the progress of a dreaded solar storm.

Will a horrendous solar storm carry the threat of nuclear destruction?

When the storm hits its peak, the window for launching a nuclear-armed Minuteman Missile will open. People around the world begin to realize that their worst fears about the portended storm were coming true, as satellites, electric grids, and GPS devices go haywire. Meanwhile, leaders of the United States and North Korea have their fingers poised over their so-called “red buttons,” ready to ignite nuclear war at any time. But will the sun set off the bomb?

REVIEW

An exceptional action drama that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

on August 9, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews)

Author Yuval Hollander weaves an excellent suspenseful drama, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a gripping and mesmerizing global impact scenario in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a dynamic and gripping novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last.

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘On a California air force base, concealed long-range missiles are poised for action. Helicopters circle overhead and heavy radar equipment is put into place. The most momentous, sensitive, and dangerous military experiment in the history of the world is about to begin. Deep in the underground command bunker a final briefing takes place with the US president via video stream. On a large screen, a live feed from NASA’s solar radiation monitoring system displays the progress of a dreaded solar storm.

When the storm hits its peak, the window for launching a nuclear-armed Minuteman Missile will open. People around the world begin to realize that their worst fears about the portended storm were coming true, as satellites, electric grids, and GPS devices go haywire. Meanwhile, leaders of the United States and North Korea have their fingers poised over their so-called “red buttons,” ready to ignite nuclear war at any time. But will the sun set off the bomb?

Now, if that’s not enough to get your curiosity juices flowing, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed with the imagery, language and writing style.

Slowly Melting: When the sun sets off the bomb had every element a good story should have. An intriguing plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s plenty of imagery in the writing style that makes you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book.

Very appealing and alluring, this book had me engaged from the very beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. I would highly recommend this book and would add that it has a distinctly cinematic feel to it. I see no reason why it couldn’t be adapted for the Silver Screen. In my humble opinion, I honestly think this would make a great movie. Five stars from me and I’ll be looking forward to reading more from Yuval Hollander in the future.

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