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Leslie Gelb, former New York Times columnist and president of the Council of Foreign Relations, described this as the best book on the subject he's ever read, fiction or non-fiction. Check out the review on Amazon books.

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"Beecher knows Washington, and he knows the intelligence community.  He also knows a lot about nuclear issues, including how threatened the US is because of the potential of rogue factions gaining access to the materials to make a dirty bomb." James Roche, former Secretary of the Air Force.  
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  • File Size: 525 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456537555
  • Publication Date: August 17, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZYFCEM
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My career includes more than 25 years as a Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Writing awards include a Pulitzer Prize. I served two years in the Defense Department, rising to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (acting), and ten years as public affairs director for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. I received prestigious medals from DOD and the White House for my work in government. Now retired, I'm an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland, teaching two intepretive writing seminars amd a history course titled "Probing Wars.".

I worked my way through college and grad school, earning a BA from Harvard and an MS from Columbia University. I also served as a lieutenant in the Field Artillery. As a correspondent I broke a number of significant stories, including one, on page one of the NY Times on the Secret Bombing of Cambodia. While based in Washington for more than 25 years, each year I spent 2-3 months on reporting assignments in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including five trips to Vietnam during that war. On one of those trips, I was in a helicopter that was shot down over the Mekong Delta. On a reporting trip to the Middle East, I was in a single engine Cessna whose engine was disabled by a rifle shot over the Sinai desert.

My fourth novel, Nuclear Revenge, is an e-book on Amazon.com. It has about 18 5-star reviews. It is also published as a paperback. The Acorn Dossier (2009) was my third novel. Earlier thrillers were Mayday Man (1990) and Submerged Rage:The Hidden Grievance(2005). In 2003 I was honored by being made a knight in the ancient order of St.John of Medina. My blog can be accessed at http://williambeecher.net.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Leslie H. Gelb on October 18, 2010
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The best Pentagon correspondent ever (for the New York Times) has written the best book yet about a nuclear attack on the United States. And I mean best book, fiction or non-fiction. Beecher tells the story of a dirty nuclear bomb attack on America by Al Qaeda with all the knowledge of a full-fledged expert in both nuclear matters and homeland security. His command of the details is riveting and not academic at all. His story carries you through the process of the terrorists obtaining the nuclear material, setting up front companies for its delivery onto American soil, U.S. intelligence getting wind of the dangers, and well, I won't spoil the rest. It is a tale told by a professional writer and a professional in the field with frightening exhilaration.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lynne B. Ganek on August 25, 2010
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Nuclear Revenge, a suspense novel, is to date, my favorite, Beecher novel. This Pulitzer Prize winning author and former Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times knows his subject, how to write and what to write. Beecher's career spans 30+ years, with a portion of it spent as a top official in the Defense Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This guy has been there, seen it all, and now he's telling what he saw. I'm betting that a good bit of this book is based on real experience. Read the book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Karen W. Diamond on January 5, 2011
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This was the first thrillerl I have ever read and I must say, I may have been converted. It was both enthralling and profoundly frightening. The details were totally aligned with what was happening in the news while I was reading about the shipping of nuclear materials. Too true to be ignored, and I would have preferred this to be only fiction. It was elucidating as well as entertaining.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 8, 2013
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No question that the author knows his subject matter, and it's very thought-provoking, scary stuff.
That said, I was really suprised to see that he was a Pulitzer Prize winner and authored 3 previous novels.

I give major credit to anyone who goes through the effort of writing and completing a book. Also, since getting my first Kindle 3.5 years ago, I've read at least 150 books by new authors, many of them self-published. This book struck me as being written by someone who was very new to writing.

***Semi-Spoilers Below***

The characters were mostly 2-dimensional and some of their motivations paper-thin. For example:

Professor Grumbach - His father was an American GI who knocked up and abandoned a French farm girl. Grumbach spent his childhood being hounded and harassed as a bastard in his French village(really??). So, he grows up hating the entire United States and is OK with helping to create dirty bombs to take out New York and Washington. Bullied as child, so he'll blow the world. Bwahahahaha.

Arabella - Pouty beautiful co-ed who wants to seduce the professor and play spy.

Homer Goodbody - A shy geeky unattractive Physics department teaching assistant who apparently has no friends spills his random suspicions about dastardly doings to a pretty girl just because she looks at him crosseyed. Does it get any more stereotyped?

Tim O'Reilly - Needs money for his sick wife, so he agrees to endanger his job (and family's future) by stealing radioactive materials that he knows will be used to hurt a large number of people. If he quietly reported these guys to the government, maybe they would have helped him financially for stopping a major terrorist attack. Never hurts to ask...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By amie on August 27, 2010
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I always look forward to the Beecher novels -- creative but believable plots, interesting characters and fun reads. His broad experience in the defense world shows -- he knows the people who inhabit that world and what their concerns are and the pressures that they feel and live with every day. His novels are always timely in terms of real world problems, and they give hope that these problems can be addressed and solved by well-meaning folk.

I'd recommend this book to anyone in the "defense" and "homeland security" scenes, and while he says this may be his last novel, I hope he never stops writing!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By secAF20 on October 13, 2010
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Beecher knows Washington, and he knows it's intelligence community. He also knows a lot about nuclear issues, including how threatened the US is because of the potential of rogue factions gaining access to nuclear weapons or the materials to make a "dirty bomb." He manages to educate the reader without boring the reader. "Nuclear Revenge" entertains the brain and emotions, all the while trying to sensitize the reader on serious nuclear issues facing the West. His periodic, subtle humor makes it clear that, while the issues are serious, the author is very human.
His language is economic, and I especially enjoyed the rapid unfolding of the plot though short chapters. It was like a movie for my imagination, and it never dragged. Rather it entertained and held my attention. Read this novel! It is a great yarn, it will make you think, and possibly make your palms sweat.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marc Burstein on September 2, 2010
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Beecher knows this subject better than any novelist writing today and this is a real page turner. I downloaded it yesterday and read it straight through the night. You will do the same thing. Guaranteed!
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