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I first read this on the 29th July 2003.
Too many scientists have been dying, mainly by their own hand.
Bill Graham, government investigator, suspects that there is something
very strange, even out of this world, in these deaths. With
his trusty foil, police lieutenant Art Wohl, he begins his investigation.
It seems that even to think of the existence of aliens risks death.
As Graham begins to unearth the alien conspiracy, the aliens trigger a new world
war. In the last few hours of freedom, as the bombs drop around them, hope
of finding any weapon to use against the aliens looks faint indeed.
This is a rip-roaring adventure with a non-stop, gung-ho hero who, when he is not
saving mankind, is sexually harassing the beautiful and intelligent Dr Harmony Curtis,
I have to admit I read this through in one sitting. Partly that is because it is
neither nor a large book, but mainly because it really is great fun, a gripping
What's it got? Well, lots of old-fashioned dynamic problem-solving by the
bright and determined hero. Oddly inscrutable aliens and an archaic
spelling of the word clue throughout the book - I spent the first couple of hours
thinking that clew referred to a ball of yarn, and I was well confused.
It simply did not occur to me at the beginning that it was a variant spelling of
Loaded on the 1st August 2003.