The Alaska Project

by James Baddock


ISBN: 9781782347613
  • Word Count112,311
  • Page Count331
  • IllustrationsNone

The two super-powers, the USA with a new President and the USSR with a Premier building on his progressively liberal attitude, have agreed to reduce their nuclear arsenals by 50%. The military ‘hawks’ of both nations are horrified and join forces in a secret compact to try and oust their leaders in favour of ‘the old regime’. The plot they hatch – The Alaska Project – is, literally, murderous and would do irreparable damage to world peace. Peter Kendrick, a British MI6 agent, gets wind of the plot and, in desperation, liaises with his Russian counterpart, Ilya Voronin, to try and prevent the Project taking place, but when some of the conspirators are their own superiors, who can they trust?

About the Author

James Baddock has had six thrillers published in the UK, USA and Canada. Reactions to these have included being described as ‘leading the pack in suspense mystery’ by Clive Cussler, and having ‘much in common with Jack Higgins’ by the Daily Express. His books are all very much fast paced espionage thrillers, with the emphasis on action, although characters are given space to grow and develop; indeed, one of his priorities is to avoid stereotypes and to let their strengths and weaknesses emerge as the story unfolds, especially in terms of how they behave when under extreme pressure. Five of these books (The Dutch Caper, Emerald, Piccolo, The Alaska Project and The Faust Conspiracy) are now being published as ebooks, along with two brand new titles (Berlin Endgame and Servants Of The State). During a previous life, James taught English and Media Studies at several Secondary and Upper Schools, but still found time to gain an Honours Degree in English Literature and a Masters Degree in Media, Culture and Communications. His interests include reading, rock music, films and Tottenham Hotspur (not necessarily in that order).