In Europe a train carrying a deadly cargo has been hijacked. When the mission looks impossible, the world calls upon UNACO.
Somewhere in Europe a train is carrying a deadly cargo of plutonium-IV packed in six reinforced steel kegs. But one of the kegs has been damaged…
A unit of UNACO is sent to track down the kegs - and find out how and why the plutonium was stolen in the first place. Agents Sabrina Carver, Mike Graham and C.W. Whitlock find themselves up against a powerful conspiracy of interests, including a sinister arms dealer and a highly placed business magnate. Then comes the most frightening discovery of all.
Only five of the kegs contain plutonium. The contents of the sixth keg could have catastrophic results for the whole of Europe for generations to come.
And time isn’t on their side…
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This novel is written from a series of detailed story outlines Alistair MacLean was commissioned to write by an American film company in 1977. A deadly cargo of plutonium-IV is secreted in a freight car travelling through Europe. The United Nations Anti-Crime Organization mount an operation to discover how the plutonium was stolen. Their agents find themselves up against a conspiracy of interests including a sinister arms dealer and a highly-placed business magnate. Of the six kegs discovered, one contains a substance that could have catastrophic results for the whole world for generations to come. Alistair MacLean is also the author of "The Guns of Navarone', "Where Eagles Dare" and "Santorini".Review:
‘Exciting and with all the action MacLean fans are used to’ Northern Echo
'A magnificent storyteller' Sunday Mirror
‘The most successful British novelist of his time’ Jack Higgins
‘Alistar MacLean is one of the few people writing today who has a story to tell.’ Daily Express
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