From Arthur C. Clarke, bestselling author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Creator Of The Rama Series, and Michael Kube-Mcdowell comes a breathtaking new novel of bold scientific speculation and edge-of-your-seat suspense: a riveting thriller in which the fate of humanity depends on whose finger is on…The Trigger
It is the ultimate anti-weapon. A device that can render guns and bombs virtually harmless. At least that is how Dr. Jeffrey Horton, the brilliant young physicist who developed the Trigger, hopes his discovery will be used. Yet, like the scientists who first believed nuclear weapons would be the ultimate deterrent to war, could Horton and his colleagues be wrong? Will this new technology bring peace, or chaos? Will it be used to protect people, or control them? Will it mean the end of war, or a whole new kind of war? Not even Horton could have foreseen the fierce power struggle emerging for control of the Trigger. Soon it becomes clear that no one can be trusted. Not even those closest to him. Someone has already betrayed the project. Others will do anything to stop it–or co-opt it for their own ends. And the greatest enemy may be those with the best intentions.
"[Clarke And Kube-Mcdowell] skillfully assess the tricky territory between individualism and collective trust." — Publishers Weekly
Also by Arthur C. Clarke
The Rama books Rendezvous With Rama Rama II With Gentry Lee The Garden Of Rama With Gentry Lee Rama Revealed With Gentry Lee The Fountains Of Paradise The City And The Stars Imperial Earth Glide Path The Deep Range A Fall Of Moondust The Sands Of Mars
More than one universe: the collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke
Astounding Days Tales From Planet Earth Richter 10 with Mike McQuay