"Project Seal" declassified in 1999. A real life deniable tectonic tsunami weapon. 'It exists today'.
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Meet Tom Selkirk, a British special forces commander elevated beyond such simple status. Selkirk specialises in leading ultra-secret international operations. Acquiring units of 'the best of the best' from allied militaries, his ad hoc units are lethal, sneaky but highly effective. Abandoned and left for dead on his last mission he left the service only to be brought back by his sense of loyalty and patriotism.
A researcher named Isabelle on the world’s most isolated island, in the Southern Ocean, is about to have a really hard time. Out there for a three-month stint with a colleague doing meteorite research, they don’t know about the nuclear weapon on the seafloor below them. Chosen for its spot on three converging tectonic plates, unknown baddies have selected the location as a test for their new designer weapon. When the bomb goes off, a huge tidal wave surges upwards, obliterating the island. Luckily, Isabelle gets out on an emergency life pod, but is left for days, unconscious and drifting.
The plot cleverly moves between locations as the team, following leads and investigating incidents, search for devices and Russian Spetsnaz operators.
Using a vast network of under-ocean tunnels formed by tectonic plate movement trapping air inside, the Russians have planted a second nuclear bomb under the Adriatic Sea. Venice and Santorini are both end point access to the underground trench. The Russians want to use the bomb to disrupt and destroy the G20 summit in Venice, thereby weakening world finance and giving themselves room to advance into it as well as land grab in Eastern Europe unchallenged as the West would likely focus upon more economic concerns.
It appears that Selkirk’s old enemy, Falco, is leading the Russian project to nuke (or tidal wave), Venice and the G20, off the map. Under the ocean floor, Selkirk’s team find the bomb but during the fire fight with the Russian Spetsnaz, both sides suffer more casualties.
Having managed this threat, they have to move quickly out and up onto the surface to complete the task. It seems the Russians had planned for such eventualities and initiated their final destructive turn of the card.
Fallen Angel is fresh and exciting, original without struggling to be. It is evident that there’s a lot of technical and military expertise brought to the table. Real operational matters have been adapted to fit. You can feel that at the core of the work, it combines a tight plot and great characters to provide something unique and highly readable in book and watchable in film.
The storyline and research has taken over two years to formulate and write in a manner that hides the truth but allows the reader to believe in what is on the page. Together, Keith and Ken have hinted at real life career experiences without giving away any operational specifics.