Critical Mass

Version: Unabridged
Author: Whitley Strieber
Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Genres: Thriller
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: March 2009
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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What would we do if a nuclear weapon were detonated in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. government suddenly disappeared? What would we do if a terrorist organization announced that it had concealed nuclear weapons in every major Western city and then demanded that the entire planet embrace its twisted brand of Muslim fundamentalism?

In Critical Mass, Whitley Strieber explores this unthinkable but real possibility in a furious story that is almost too terrifying to tell. Nuclear interdiction expert James Deutsch and his Muslim wife, Nabila, struggle to stop an impending nuclear attack on a great American city. Along the way, they delve deep into the hidden world of nuclear terrorism and the experts who strive to contain it, and get a compelling look at the titanic battle within Islam over its own future-fundamentalist and rejecting, or compassionate and life-embracing.

Like Strieber's classics Warday and The Coming Global Superstorm, Critical Mass is torn straight from the dark pages of a very dangerous and very possible future.

Author Details

Author Details

Strieber, Whitley

Whitley Strieber is widely known for his bestselling account of his own close encounter, "Communion: A True Story", and has produced a television special based on "Confirmation" for NBC. He is also the author of the vampire novels "The Hunger, The Last Vampire", and "Lilith's Dream", and is the new host of his own radio program, "Dreamland", founded by Art and Ramona Bell. His website -- the world's most popular site featuring topics at the edge of science and culture -- is