“The Dreadful Renegade” is a page-turning thriller about an international terror conspiracy full of twists and turns. David Z. Charles is the pen-name of a renowned scientist who worked for the Israel Atomic Energy Commission for over 35 years and has been active in the research and development of advanced analytical chemistry methods. He has also been involved in international affairs as an expert and in this fictional novel brings forth some of his own knowledge of nuclear science as well as a healthy degree of imagination. The plot is so realistic that some of the readers confessed to having sleepless nights in case such a thing could really happen.
It begins with an appalling breach of security and the removal of highly sensitive information by a renegade American citizen from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the most advanced nuclear weapons for the US arsenal are developed. It continues with a manhunt that encompasses three continents and involves numerous security agencies and intelligence services and an anti-American faction in the heart of the Pakistani government, until its surprising end. It depicts the gullibility of some of the agencies that we rely on for protecting our way of life and presents the harsh reality that not everyone, including some of our allies, does care enough about our security.
“The Dreadful Renegade” follows the “The Dreadful Alchemist” and precedes “The Dreadful Patriot” also by Charles Z. David.
This was a scary book to read. Scary only because I could see something like this happening in real life.
This book was extremely fast paced. I found myself not wanting to put it down while reading it…that’s how caught up in it I got.
I liked that the author did make his characters human and that they were 2nd guessing what they were doing the entire time. I like that he also made the good guys good not great…kwim. They made mistakes, dropped the ball, and got caught up in affairs that somewhat clouded their judgement.
Would I read it again? Yes
Would I reccomend it to family and friends? Yes
Age range? late teens to adult
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