Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive. This thriller is being published today and Black and White Publishing kindly sent me an advance copy for review.
Here is the blurb:
New York City is under attack. Millions may die. But the enemy’s weapons are invisible, undetectable and creating terror at lightning speed. Now, there’s nothing to stand in their way …
A Hiroshima survivor turned criminal mastermind
Pharma industry fat cats corrupted by big money
A Libyan fast food entrepreneur coerced by threats to his family
A New York cop falling fast for an elusive beauty
Visitors to Tokyo from the desolate villages of southern Afghanistan
One terrible desire connects them all – one man’s burning need to finally avenge those who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With a brilliantly audacious and devastating plot to bring America to its knees, can anyone save New York from disaster?
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book. It sounded like my sort of book but whilst I love a thriller I hate horror and I wasn’t sure if it would be too close to horror for me. In fact it was basically the perfect thriller. It had a creepy feel that I loved and kept me guessing the whole time I was reading.
Paul McNeive has taken an event most people have heard of, a cast of interesting characters and a very real threat that in the real world is known but perhaps not taken as seriously as it should be and created an amazing tale. It’s completely plausible that some variant of what happens in the book could actually happen and that just added to the tension I felt as I read it because that’s a scary idea.
This was genuinely a book that was hard to put down and of all the books I’ve blogged abut so far this year is probably the one I’d recommend the most. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about The Manhattan Project and more specifically the issues raised by it since I finished it.