"A strong...plausible nuclear thriller. Authentic technical detail, solid characterization - top drawer in this genre," ravesKirkus Review. In Irv Eachus' acclaimed suspense novel a highly-trained team of seven men and women seize a U.S. Navy nuclear cruiser docked at Long Beach and turn its number-one reactor into a weapon aimed at the millions of Southern Californians who live just miles from the dock. Opposing them are the ship's most unorthodox sailor and best reactor technician; the outspoken chief of base security who must decide whether to go in or give up; and the admiral's seventeen-year-old daughter, who discovers just how tough she can really be. Suspense and danger build until the stress-in the people and the reactor-cannot be contained. Here is a unique thriller with profound implications for the more than thirty million Americans who live in the dozen U.S. cities that harbor nuclear-powered ships. "Action is the key descriptive word for this first novel. Lots of action, a little sex and topical issues," says Library Journal. "...blood, sex, greed and intrigue ... a gripping, suspenseful novel of sabotage, treachery and nuclear blackmail that should keep readers turning pages well past bedtime," writes the Orlando Sentinel Star. Irv Eachus served for eight years in the United States nuclear navy as a reactor control operator, technician, and senior instructor in the Reactor Training Division aboard the nuclear-powered cruiser USS Long Beach. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and in political science and is currently at work on a new techothriller, Blackout.