A thriller about a plutonium heist at the nuclear power plant in Beaver County on the Ohio River. Renegade ex-U.S. soldiers, paramilitary who call themselves the People's Liberation Army, take control on August 14, 1977 of the fictitious Bartonsville Fast-Breed Reactor just 32 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. "Their threat: To destroy the plant and release a deadly radioactive cloud over Pittsburgh and much of Pennsylvania," reads the dust jacket. "Their demand: $50,000,000 and safe passage out of the United States. Their real mission: To steal one ton of weapons' grade plutonium produced by the plant and to turn it over to a black market arms cartel that would sell it to Third World nations hungry for nuclear weapons." "Drawing on expertise acquired within the Defense Establishment, exhaustive research, and information freely available from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, James N. Rowe has written a frighteningly plausible thriller. The Judas Squad reveals, in dramatic countdown plotting, the Carter Administration's grave concern for the security of U.S. nuclear power reactors. For it illuminates a vulnerable new target for terrorism that the public may view as remote as fiction-thus far."
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Book Description Little, Brown, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316759724
Book Description Little, Brown. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316759724 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1032151