Title: THE NOSTRADAMUS PROPHECY - Scarce Pristine ...
Publisher: Berlington, NC: Bella Donna Press, 1998
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 254 pages. Published in 1998. The author's breakthrough espionage novel. The first title in a projected trilogy. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents John S. Powell's "The Nostradamus Prophecy". Relentless and riveting. "Just about everything goes wrong for the good guys in this thriller of nuclear warfare. As five nuclear warheads stolen from Russia menace the United States, a group of CIA operatives and assorted helpers, including Israeli agent Tovi Hersch and ex-CIA counter-terrorism agent Laurence Clarke, race against time to locate and destroy the rogue weapons. They are too late to save Southern Manhattan, however, and the debacle fulfills Nostradamus' prophecy that a Great New City would be destroyed by a nuclear explosion at the end of the millennium. By climax time, the mountains of North Carolina are swarming with agents, counteragents, spies, politicians, and weapons of various lethalities" (Publisher's blurb). An intelligent thriller, LeCarre-meets-Tom Clancy. An absolute "must-have" title for John S. Powell collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the front free endpaper by John S. Powell. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American novelists of the espionage genre of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO JOHN LE CARRE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0966192257. Bookseller Inventory # 10567
From the Inside Flap: When they want proof they will look to the Normans. line 4, Quatrain 97, Century VI. Heavily sedated and strapped to a soiled gurney in Lubyanka's grimy interrogation center, General Nicolai Kuzov, head of nuclear security for Russia's Twelfth Main Directorate, mumbles a deathbed confession. Six days later, in the fading light of a waning moon, a diesel Kilo sub surfaces off the coast of North Carolina. Five thermonuclear warheads are winched aboard the shrimp trawler, Break of Dawn.
The Antagonist: In charge of the brutally efficient organizatsiya controlling the warheads is Alexander Dubov, a dangerously innovative Chechen syndicate leader who plans on waging a new style nuclear blitzkrieg against the Great Satan. His goal is to plunge the US into chaos while blackmailing Washington into stepping aside while his rogue state sponsor attacks its neighbor.
The Hunter: Recruited by Bryan Warner, an old friend from the clandestine side of the Company, Friar Clarke, ex-CIA legend and master web-weaver, sets out to penetrate the smoke screen of false leads and decoys so cleverly cobbled together by the Chechen. An outspoken critic of bureaucratic ineptitude, Friar finds himself embroiled in a diversionary confrontation with Bruce Bastardi, the President's National Security Adviser, who is trying to implement an agenda of his own.
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