The Moonpool: A Novel
- Publish Date: 2009-04-28
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Author: P. T. Deutermann
A private detective working in Wilmington, North Carolina, is found dead in a gas station restroom. When her body sets off radiation alarms in the pathologists office, suspicion falls on the nearby Helios nuclear power plant. The most vulnerable part of Helios is its moonpool the radioactive storage pond that cools spent but volatile reactor fuel, and must be kept completely full...
As the FBI, local police, and the power plants own security team investigate, ex-cop Cam Richter begins his own inquiries. What was this detective investigatingand how could she have been poisoned by radiation without others being exposed? Cam soon discovers an inside threat, a plan to use the plants own systems to begin an unstoppable, disastrous sequence of events. And time is already running out