REVIEW: The Rockets Red Glare

The Rockets' Red GlareThe Rockets’ Red Glare by John Darrin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Author John Darrin, along with co-author Michael Gresalfi, has penned another techno thriller that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. The tale is full of technological twists and political machinations which intersect and divide seamlessly.

Someone has stolen radioactive cesium and created dirty bombs that have been positioned throughout the nation. It is up to terror expert Cal Bellotta and crew to find out who that someone is. Various government entities have linked at least one weapon to North American Al Qaeda. Strange enough not all weapons are being delivered by Muslims but white Mid-western drivers. Could this plot really be masterminded by Al Qaeda or perhaps the homegrown terror group known as WAR White Aryan Resistance?

What intrigues me the most about this book is the realistic plot. Seldom is there a point in the story where I thought to myself “that could never happen.” The United States multitude of cesium producing technical facilities are just another terrifying reminder of how vulnerable our society is. Anyone with the right connections to a facility that has lax security measures could be a significant threat. As it has been said by many, ” Technology is a tool for some and a weapon for others. ” We can prepare and protect each other but it takes just one person with ill intent to inject fear into society. Both Darrin and Gresalfi do an excellent job at illustrating this point.

I received a copy of this book from the author for my un-biased and honest review

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