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This is an intriguing book that has at its heart the premise that a nuclear war could be averted by human interaction. From this beginning, a fiendish thriller develops at breakneck speed leaving the reader guessing. It brilliantly spins the past and present scenes together seamlessly and leaves you wondering what is going to happen next.

It features a family, full of hidden secrets, gathering for Thanksgiving. Slowly but surely the secrets are revealed as the body count rises.

The story is expertly constructed and keeps you gripped from the first moment.

Michael Ridpath was not an author I had read before but is certainly one I will look out for in the future. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with a love of well-developed thrillers. An interest in the armed forces is not totally necessary to enjoy the story but anyone with a military background will be intrigued by the starting premise.