By Steve Martini
Jocelyn "Joss" Cole, a burned-out public defender from L.A., has opted for a quieter existence within the San Juan Islands of Washington kingdom. Joss has no major consumers except a bunch of advertisement fisherman being affected by an odd and severe ailment, a that medical professionals can't diagnose, and which Joss believes has an commercial reason. Then into her workplace comes Dean Belden, a well-heeled customer looking for a legal professional to aid him organize a company within the islands. inside days Belden is subpoenaed to seem sooner than a federal grand jury. below an hour after attesting, and sooner than Joss can notice what occurred within the secrecy of the grand jury room, Belden dies in a fiery explosion of his go with the flow airplane on Seattle's Lake Union. Gideon Van Ry is a nuclear fission professional and a pupil in place of abode on the heart for Nonproliferation stories in Monterey, California. certainly one of his tasks is to replace the Center's database, an intensive catalog directory fissionable fabrics and guns of mass destruction. Gideon is by way of the obvious failure to account for 2 small tactical nuclear units lacking from a garage facility within the former Soviet Union.The guns have been final obvious in packing crates, to be shipped to an American corporation referred to as Belden Electronics. Gideon has been not able to find this enterprise, and now he's left with just one attainable lead, the attorney who integrated the company-Jocelyn Cole. Fraught with rigidity and suspense, Critical Mass is Steve Martini at his electrifying most sensible. it truly is the tale of what can ensue in an international the place inner most hate and public apathy mix to uncork the drowsing yet lethal genie of nuclear terror.