IRON CURTAIN MELTDOWN GRIMSLEY JOURNAL ENTRIES
London, England 1978
When Army Specialist Lewis Stepka visits Speaker’s Corner, the last thing he expects to find is Svita Noskov pleading for help. He has enough of his own demons to fight. Still, he can’t deny his interest in the beautiful, slightly eccentric Russian.
He discovers Svita’s father works as an engineer in a nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, Ukraine, where he claims a disaster will occur if no one intercedes. The CIA wants whatever information the engineer holds, but in the Cold War, sharing isn’t on Russia’s agenda.
Lewis’s attraction to Svita leads him to a plan a reunion for father and daughter. A dangerous mission that he might be able to pull off because of a unique ability that can aid him in rescuing the engineer from the secure facility.
Still, double crossing the CIA might not be a good idea. But Svita isn’t like any woman Lewis has ever known, and the heart can lead a man where common sense fears to tread.
THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS
by Karen Lord
“The genre of speculative fiction is particularly well-suited to exploring ideas and what-ifs, and estrapolations of situations in our present. Genocide strikes in an alien society, leaving only a few male members behind after the near total destruction of their home planet and culture. Lord takes on big-picture questions like cultural survival, gender roles, and telepathic ethics by focusing on a microcosm. Assistant biotechnician Delarua accompanies several Sadri survivors, including the gently grieving Dellenahkh, on an exploratory mission of the other cultures the Sadiri now must attempt to assimilate themsleves with. Multiple award-winner Lord’s latest is rewarding science fiction for emotional grown-up.”- Maryelizabeth Mysterious Galazy Review Del Rey, $25.00.
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