Outskirts Press Author’s New Thriller Examines America’s Secret Nuclear Past

Mill Valley, CA, March 07, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Nuclear secrets, a government cover-up and an environmental activist’s mysterious death await readers in Betrayal, an intriguing thriller with a high-tech twist from Outskirts Press author Norman Chance.

Carrie Graham is an environmental activist investigating a high rate of cancer in a remote Alaskan village -- an illness that’s killing dozens of people who helped clean up nuclear testing sites stemming back to the 1960s. But just as the pieces of the puzzle are coming into place, Carrie dies suddenly in what’s quickly called a car accident. Her death would seem to end a bothersome investigation for the U.S. government -- that is, until an unfinished manuscript laying out much of her findings, resurfaces.

Now, author-narrator Norman Chance must discover whether Carrie’s death was truly accidental or something a lot more sinister as he explores the truth about what really happened during America’s nuclear adolescence.

A multi-voiced science thriller with far-reaching implications, the book follows the repercussions stemming from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons tests during the early days of the Cold War and beyond. From spirited protests at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Northern California, to treacherous intrigue waged inside the ivory towers of academia, Betrayal takes readers inside the struggle to expose a massive nuclear cover-up where even those on the same side don’t dare trust each other.

An interactive novel, Betrayal is fully integrated with a companion Web site at www.betrayal-interactivenovel.com. The site is packed with supplemental information and primary sources to increase understanding, while empowering readers to share their thoughts on nuclear issues through an online community forum.

Betrayal is now available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and the online bookstore of Outskirts Press, at outskirtspress.com/store.php.

Book Statistics
PB: 978-1-4327-2831-1
HB: 978-1-4327-2869-4
Suggested Retail Price:
PB: US$15.95, CAN$19.95
HB: US$30.95 CAN$38.95
Size and Format:
5.5 x 8.5 Paperback
5.5 x 8.5 Hardback w/ Jacket

Outskirts Press
Kelly Schuknecht