[Black Sun] EBOOK NEW

  • Hardcover
  • 309
  • Black Sun
  • Owen Matthews
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 9780385543408

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Black Sun free read ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB For fans of Red Sparrow and Child 44 comes a chilling and cinematic thriller set in 1961 in one of the most secretive locations in Soviet history Ten days before the test of largest nuclear device in history a KGB officer must investigate the murder of one of the architects of the bomb and unravel a conspiracy that could set the world on fireIt is the dawn of the 1960s In order to investigate the gruesome death of a brillia Based on the real story of the building of the powerful nuclear bomb ever in the USSR in 1961 this is a brilliantly immersive and suspenseful thriller In a secret town called Arzamas 16 soviet scientists are building a hydrogen bomb RDS 220 projected to be at least five thousand times as powerful as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima The best scientists have been assembled under the leadership of Professor Yury Adamov based on the famous Andrei Sakharov who lead the real project and nothing is spared in their uest to complete the project Unlike the rest of the USSR there are no food shortages and Western literature appliances and furniture all make life a little comfortable for them When one of the scientists is found dead of radioactive poisoning by the thallium he was working with the local KGB wants to write it off as a suicide However his powerful father insists on a thorough investigation and Major Alexander Vasin from Moscow s KGB Special cases is sent in to investigate Matthews has powerfully brought to life this period of post Stalinist Russia with it s culture of paranoia and distrust With a Russian mother and having been a journalist as well as bureau chief for Newsweek in Russia for ten years 2006 16 he has a good feel for Russian culture and history and the novel has a feeling of authenticity particularly in the way that Vasin is treated by the local town KGB and those in charge of the project as they keep information from him and try to feed him misinformation Many of the older scientists are scarred and hardened by time spent in the gulags or if they were lucky in the secret research labs sharashka within the gulags and nothing is going to get in the way of completing and testing the bomb Vasin is an interesting character and the most likeable of the cast An ex policeman he is relatively new to the KGB and unusually is interested in finding out the truth than accepting a convenient explanation for the death He is smart and intuitive at reading people and clever enough to evade those watching him when reuired However he is flawed and has his own weaknesses that may be the undoing of his career Matthews has promised us a trilogy so I m certainly looking forward to meeting Vasin again Some facts about RDS 220 provided by the author in his endnote it s worth reading this to note how well the facts about the final design of the bomb fit with the fictional plotOn 30 October 1961 1130am the bomb was dropped from a specially adapted plane at an altitude of 10500m over Mityushka Bay in the Novaya Zemlya archipeligo in the Arctic ocean The evacuated village of Sverny 55 km from ground zero was totally destroyed The heat was strong enough to cause third degree burns 100 km away the shock wave broke windows in Norway and Finland 900 km away and registered in America and Japan as 55 on the Richter scale Estimated at 4000 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb Andrei Sakharov refused to work on another device and was instrumental in the eventual total ban on atmospheric nuclear testing with the US and USSR signing the first nuclear test ban in 1963Here s a link to a BBC article for information many thanks to Random House and Netgalley for a copy of the novel to read Last to Die unravel a conspiracy that could set the world on fireIt is the dawn of the 1960s In order to investigate the gruesome death of a brillia Based on the real story of the building of the powerful nuclear bomb ever in the USSR in 1961 this is a brilliantly immersive and suspenseful thriller In a secret town called Arzamas 16 soviet scientists are building a hydrogen bomb RDS 220 projected to be at least five thousand times as powerful as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima The best scientists have been assembled Night Moves under the leadership of Professor Yury Adamov based on the famous Andrei Sakharov who lead the real project and nothing is spared in their Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 uest to complete the project Unlike the rest of the USSR there are no food shortages and Western literature appliances and furniture all make life a little comfortable for them When one of the scientists is found dead of radioactive poisoning by the thallium he was working with the local KGB wants to write it off as a suicide However his powerful father insists on a thorough investigation and Major Alexander Vasin from Moscow s KGB Special cases is sent in to investigate Matthews has powerfully brought to life this period of post Stalinist Russia with it s culture of paranoia and distrust With a Russian mother and having been a journalist as well as bureau chief for Newsweek in Russia for ten years 2006 16 he has a good feel for Russian culture and history and the novel has a feeling of authenticity particularly in the way that Vasin is treated by the local town KGB and those in charge of the project as they keep information from him and try to feed him misinformation Many of the older scientists are scarred and hardened by time spent in the gulags or if they were lucky in the secret research labs sharashka within the gulags and nothing is going to get in the way of completing and testing the bomb Vasin is an interesting character and the most likeable of the cast An ex policeman he is relatively new to the KGB and Bridge of Clay unusually is interested in finding out the truth than accepting a convenient explanation for the death He is smart and intuitive at reading people and clever enough to evade those watching him when reuired However he is flawed and has his own weaknesses that may be the Gargoyles of Gaylord Michigan Chillers undoing of his career Matthews has promised Yellow Brick War us a trilogy so I m certainly looking forward to meeting Vasin again Some facts about RDS 220 provided by the author in his endnote it s worth reading this to note how well the facts about the final design of the bomb fit with the fictional plotOn 30 October 1961 1130am the bomb was dropped from a specially adapted plane at an altitude of 10500m over Mityushka Bay in the Novaya Zemlya archipeligo in the Arctic ocean The evacuated village of Sverny 55 km from ground zero was totally destroyed The heat was strong enough to cause third degree burns 100 km away the shock wave broke windows in Norway and Finland 900 km away and registered in America and Japan as 55 on the Richter scale Estimated at 4000 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb Andrei Sakharov refused to work on another device and was instrumental in the eventual total ban on atmospheric nuclear testing with the US and USSR signing the first nuclear test ban in 1963Here s a link to a BBC article for information many thanks to Random House and Netgalley for a copy of the novel to read

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Black Sun free read ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Cientists of Arzamas 16 are free to think and act live and love as they wishas long as they complete the project and build the most powerful nuclear device ever known With intricately plotted machinations secrets and surveillance corrupt politicos and puppet masters in the Politburo and one devastating weapon Owen Matthews has crafted a timely terrific and fast paced thriller set at the height and in the heart of Soviet pow 355There were many aspects of this book that I liked a lot I think the fact that this is based off of true events is really cool I think the secrets that the Soviet Union had especailly as far as their science goes is really interesting and kinda crazy Obviously I m not sure how true the events in this book are but just the idea of it being true is really pretty coolThe amout of emphasis that went into talking about how they were constatly being listened to and watched was one of my favorite parts I liked reading about Vasin escaping his shadows and how he could outsmart them a lot It really showed his knowledge of his profession in the KGB but also how not even the members of the KGB themselves were imune to their office The little details about the interworkings of Soviet surveillance I think were the shinning moments of this novel As well as all the science I m not a great science student but I think Nuclear Phisics is so interesting it s honestly one of my dream professions I really like how detailed the science was and how it wasn t shadowed over but a really large part of the story that was put in really wellA couple reasons why it wasn t rated higher for me is that I really didn t care about any of the characters Like at all none of them were enjoyable and honestly I didn t even care about who commited the murder I found it very obvious who it was going to end up being from like a third in So none of the actual plot interested me at all and I think the characters were kind of bratty and unengjoyable Dragon ActuallyA Tale of Two Dragons up being from like a third in So none of the actual plot interested me at all and I think the characters were kind of bratty and Darkness Before Dawn unengjoyable

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Black Sun free read ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Nt young physicist KGB officer Major Alexander Vasin must leave Moscow for Arzamas 16 a top secret research city that does not appear on any map There he comes up against the brightest most cut throat brain trust in Russia who on the orders of Nikita Khrushchev himself are building the largest nuclear bomb ever created RDS 220 is a project of such vital national importance that unlike everyone else in the Soviet Union the s Cold War historical mystery set in a secret USSR nuclear weapons research center Very slow paced with mediocre character development Disappointing