Book Review: Slowly Melting by Yuval Hollander

Title: Slowly Melting: When The Sun Sets Off the Bomb

Author: Yuval Hollander

Genre: Action, Adventure, Technothriller

Rating: 4,5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The combined forces of nature and science make for devastating global impact

On a California air force base, concealed long-range missiles are poised for action. Helicopters circle overhead and heavy radar equipment is put into place. The most momentous, sensitive, and dangerous military experiment in the history of the world is about to begin. Deep in the underground command bunker a final briefing takes place with the US president via video stream. On a large screen, a live feed from NASA’s solar radiation monitoring system displays the progress of a dreaded solar storm.

Will a horrendous solar storm carry the threat of nuclear destruction?

When the storm hits its peak, the window for launching a nuclear-armed Minuteman Missile will open. People around the world begin to realize that their worst fears about the portended storm were coming true, as satellites, electric grids, and GPS devices go haywire. Meanwhile, leaders of the United States and North Korea have their fingers poised over their so-called “red buttons,” ready to ignite nuclear war at any time. But will the sun set off the bomb?

Slowly Melting describes a harrowing future image. An air force base in California, where long-range missiles are ready for action, and an underground meeting is taking place with the US president. A live feed of NASA’s solar radiation monitoring system plays in the background – showing the progress of a dreaded solar storm.

With GPS systems going haywire, electric grids and satellites failing, both the USA and North-Korea sit ready to unleash nuclear war at any moment.

The author has a nice writing style that brings the book to life, with plenty of suspense and thrills, and with just the right amount of reality woven into a fictional story. To think a scenario like this could possibly happen in real life is chilling. From the first page to the last, this is an intriguing, nail-biting, suspenseful thriller.

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