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The Last Albatross

Irvine, Ian

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ISBN 10: 0731810449 / ISBN 13: 9780731810444
Published by Simon & Schuster, Australia, 2001
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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From one of Australia's bestselling fantasy authors comes a chilling prediction for the future. Bookseller Inventory # 043403

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Title: The Last Albatross

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Australia

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Printing.

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In the 1950s, the British carried out atomic bomb testing at Maralinga. Afterwards they blew up 23 kg of plutonium with explosives, and left the fragments lying in the South Australian desert. Thirty years later, two students, Ryn and Hercus, decided to steal a huge piece of plutonium - one of the deadliest substances on the planet - and bury it in a backyard. Years after the prank, Hercus is a middle-aged failure obsessed with the continuing destruction of the environment. In a desperate attempt to redeem himself, he digs up the plutonium and blackmails his friend Ryn to help him achieve the ultimate act of terrorism and save the world from humanity. Jemma, Ryn's wife, narrates the story as the couple desperately tries to stop Hercus without incriminating Ryn. Against the backdrop of technological wizardry, political intrigue and environmental lobby groups battling for control of society, Jemma and Ryn race against time to stop Hercus from fulfilling his deadly dream.

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