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The Resource Black sun, Owen Matthews

Black sun, Owen Matthews

Label
Black sun
Title
Black sun
Statement of responsibility
Owen Matthews
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1961. Hidden deep within the forests of central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn't appear on any map: a city called Arzamas-16. Here a community of dedicated scientists, technicians and engineers are building the most powerful nuclear device the world will ever see - three thousand times more powerful than Hiroshima. But ten days before the bomb is to be tested, a young physicist is found dead. His body contains enough radioactive poison to kill thousands. The Arzamas authorities believe it is suicide - they want the corpse disposed of and the incident forgotten. But someone in Moscow is alarmed by what's going on in this strange, isolated place. And so Major Alexander Vasin - a mostly good KGB officer - is despatched to Arzamas to investigate. What he finds there is unlike anything he's experienced before. His wits will be tested against some of the most brilliant minds in the Soviet Union - eccentrics, patriots and dissidents who, because their work is considered to be of such vital national importance, have been granted the freedom to think and act, live and love as they wish. In Arzamas, nothing can be allowed to get in the way of the project. Not even murder
Summary
Days before the test of the world's largest nuclear device, a KGB officer in 1961 Russia investigates the murder of the bomb's architect, unraveling a conspiracy that poses apocalyptic threats
Theme
Pace
Writing style
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10785401
Cataloging source
YDX
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Matthews, Owen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Historical fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Suspense fiction
  • Physicists
  • Murder
  • High-altitude nuclear explosions
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Black sun, Owen Matthews
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Based on an incredible true story. In a secret city in Soviet Russia, they created Armageddon..." -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065510351
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781787631830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065723011
Label
Black sun, Owen Matthews
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Based on an incredible true story. In a secret city in Soviet Russia, they created Armageddon..." -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065510351
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781787631830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065723011

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