Countdown to Armageddon
Edward M. Lerner

Hezbollah has obtained an atomic bomb and a would-be martyr eager to deliver it — and that’s the good news. The bad news, unknown even to Hezbollah, is that their physicist has also found a way to take his new bomb back to a turning point in European history.

Harry Bowen, an American physicist, and Terrence Ambling, a British agent turned historian, are determined to stop Abdul Faisel and prevent the nullification of all Western civilization. Their mission can be accomplished, if at all, only in the darkest of the Dark Ages.

And there, too, time is running out….

Countdown to Armageddon book cover

There’s an element of freneticism to this work; it’s not a relaxing, laid-back sort of a novel. Take your eye off a character for half a sentence and you’re playing catch-up before you know it. I found this better than Learner’s other work I read last week, it in fact had more in common with the michael Crichton novel I read at a similar time. If time travel appeals and you prefer quick, thought-provoking work rather than slower and more dolorous offerings, this is a worthy contender (and it goes back to an era less worked-over by the masses, too).

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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