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Atom Paperback – February 28, 2002


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"Luther Michael Brethren...and...friends...the Children of Atom...claim to have been warped by the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima...When two of their acquaintances plan a plutonium heist, the four...want in. They plan to destroy an unlikely target--the...town of Titan--to "dispel delusions of peace and security everywhere."...the friends know...how to pull off a heist of this nature--all are firearms experts, and no one has any remorse about killing, except Michael...
An ambitious...thriller." " Kirkus Reviews"


"...in Stephen C. Sutcliffe's ambitious...novel, ATOM...Michael Brethren and...friends live a free...easy life with...plenty of drugs and rock 'n' roll. During the summer of 1978, their...ennui leads to...pontificating...their misfortune--...they live in a nuclear age in which the...atomic bomb could be unleashed at any time...paranoia and resentment...lead them to construct a plan for unleashing a bomb on their unsuspecting town to prove their point... Atom follows the four friends as they plot their goal of wreaking the havoc they claim to fear..." "Clarion Reviews"

"...Michael Brethren and his buddies, privileged kids...obsessed with the specter of nuclear war...wonder, "What is it like to grow up in a world that can't annihilate itself in a matter of days or hours?" The group, known as The Children of Atom,...decides...the world must suffer one final nuclear explosion before choosing to shun such weapons forever...These characters...embark on a violent...heist, which they accomplish with unbelievable efficiency, little remorse, and an excess of film-worthy explosions.
...ATOM puts forth an intriguing idea..." "BlueInk Reviews"

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Stephen C. Sutcliffe was born April 24, 1953 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and graduated in 1978 with a B.A. in English from Arizona State University.

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