"Smart, slick and exciting as hell. Castle Bravo is one great read. Karna Small Bodman has an insider's feel for the corridors of power. As you quickly turn the pages, you will find yourself wondering if the book is truth or fiction. A winner." --Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author
"Karna Small Bodman is in the top echelon, male or female, of modern spy writers. She's been there and done that and gets it all right." --John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author
"A labyrinth of intrigue, where danger and drama abide. It's fresh and relevant and makes you clamor for more." --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
"Bodman has an amazing gift for creating scenarios that terrify--and the government background to make them feel so real you find yourself checking the news to make sure they aren't really happening. --Kyle Mills, New York Times bestselling author
White House Director of Homeland Security, Samantha Reid, receives intelligence about a possible new threat to the country's national security. While she and her staff are inundated with potential issues on a daily basis, this new one is staggering. What if a hostile country or group gets hold of a small nuclear device, and instead of aiming it at one of our cities, they intend to detonate it high in the atmosphere? The result would be the creation of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse or "EMP" sending shock waves that would "fry" all electronics on the ground in its line of site. There would be no electricity grid, no internet, no communication--transportation--refrigeration--ATMs. It would set us back to the year 1910! Could it happen here?
White House officials are too skeptical and too focused on other threats to pay attention to Samantha's warnings. The love of her life, Tripp Adams is sent on a business trip to a foreign country where just such a plot is simmering. Will Tripp become embroiled? Will he be trapped overseas while Samantha races to pull a team together to foil a sinister plot? This gripping tale spans the globe and is filled with international action and political intrigue at the highest levels, made all too real by the author's "inside The White House" details. It gives the reader a seat at the table in the Situation Room, the meetings in the Oval Office, and the frantic search for a way out. It's a trip on a wild ride of an all-too-real scenario for the future of our country.
Karna Bodman served as White House Deputy Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan and was subsequently appointed as Senior Director and spokesman for the National Security Council. She attended arms control talks with the Soviets and traveled with the team that briefed the leaders of Great Britain, France and Italy as well as Pope John Paul II. When Karna left The White House to become Senior Vice President of a Public Affairs firm, she was the highest ranking woman on The White House staff. Karna's thrillers include CASTLE BRAVO, CHECKMATE, GAMBIT, FINAL FINESSE, and her short story, THE AGENT. Her next thriller is titled, TRUST BUT VERIFY. She is married to Dick Bodman and they maintain homes in Naples, Florida, Washington, D.C. and Rancho Santa Fe, CA.