The Forgotten Bomb

Moscow is oblterated by a monster hydrogen bomb on President Putin's 70th birthday!

This is a story about Ukraine enacting revenge against Russia and a bomb, not just any bomb, a gigantic hydrogen bomb.

In 1961 Russia built and exploded the biggest thermonuclear weapon in the world, a monster 58 Megaton bomb, over 3000 times larger than the bombs that blew up Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Actually, the Russians secretly built two of the weapons and stored the second one in a nuclear storage facility where it remained for 28 years safely and eventually nearly forgotten.

In 1989 as retaliation for all the horrific abuses and suffering Ukraine had endured from Russia, Ukrainian conscripts stationed at the facility decided to steal the bomb and use it to destroy Moscow.

Although the conscripts amazingly were successful in acquiring the bomb, they, unfortunately, could not detonate it, and they leave it hidden.

It isn’t until 2022 that Russia finally discovered to their horror that the old giant bomb was missing and eventually determined those responsible had immigrated to the USA.

To assist their investigation in finding the bomb, Putin called our President and requested the help of the FBI to locate the criminals.
At the President's request, the FBI assigned a top field agent, Peter Kanowsky, who is of Ukrainian descent, to oversee the search team in the USA.

Unfortunately, during his investigation, Peter not only learned the location of the bomb and how to set it off, but he was also turned mentally and emotionally by his repeated exposure to hearing the ongoing litany of the suffering that Russia had imposed upon Ukraine.

Yielding to the persuasive coercion from the emigres he interviewed, and the encouragement of his own family, Peter ultimately decided it was his duty and obligation to his Ukrainian ancestry to go to Moscow and personally set off the bomb.

Surprisingly Peter ended up having a lot of help, as his plans meshed almost perfectly with the machinations of an ongoing high-level Russian plot.

What was different about their plan versus his? Peter wanted to set off the bomb immediately, and they wanted him to wait three months for the perfect time, during the big celebration in Moscow of Putin’s 70th birthday, to make sure every one of importance was in town.

With the help of a beautiful and sexy lady to keep him happy, they persuaded him to wait.

So – the ending is, Happy Birthday President Putin from Ukraine, or maybe not?

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About the Book

This thriller begins as a story about Ukrainians intending to enact horrific revenge against Russia using a huge hydrogen bomb but melds into a dark more twisted story of unimaginable personal greed and malevolence.

In 1961 Russia built and exploded the biggest thermonuclear weapon in the world, a monster 58 Megaton bomb, over 3000 times larger than the bombs that blew up Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For ongoing bragging rights, the Russians secretly built two of these bombs and stored the second one at a nuclear storage facility where it remained safe and virtually forgotten for 28 years.

In 1989 Ukrainian conscripts stationed at the facility, accidentally find the arming codes and decide to steal the big bomb and destroy Moscow. Their motivation for doing this was to pay back Russia for the long list of horrific abuses and suffering that Ukraine had endured over the years under them (Holodomor, Chernobyl, etc.) and secondarily for their own harsh treatment while in the Russian Army.

Although the conscripts amazingly are successful in acquiring the bomb, They, unfortunately, are not able to detonate it. Having to abandon the effort, they successfully hide the weapon. Two years later when the Soviet Union fell all the conspirators immigrate to the USA.

In 2022 the successor to our 45th President signs a new Salt agreement with Russia and during the process of publicly dismantling some of the other bombs in Russia they discover to their horror that the old giant bomb is missing.

After a lengthy and thorough, investigation, the Russian GRU and FSB determine the theft was over thirty years ago and that the conspirators were Ukrainian conscripts who had since immigrated to the USA.

To assist their investigation in finding the bomb, President Putin calls our President and request the help of the FBI to locate the criminals in the USA.

At the President’s request, the FBI assigns a top field agent, Peter Kanowsky, who is of Ukrainian descent, to oversee the search team in the USA.

Unfortunately, during his investigation, Peter not only learns the location of the bomb and how to set it off, he is also turned mentally and emotionally by his repeated exposure to hearing the litany of the horrific suffering that Russia has imposed upon Ukraine.

Yielding to the persuasive coercion from these emigres he interviewed, and the encouragement of his own family, Peter ultimately decides it is his duty and obligation to his Ukrainian ancestry to go to Russia and personally set off the bomb.

Did he succeed and did he have any help? Surprisingly he has almost too much help as unknowingly to him; his plans mesh almost perfectly with the machinations of an ongoing high-level Russian plot.

What was different about their plan versus his? He wants to set off the bomb immediately, and they want him to wait three months for the perfect time, during the huge celebration in Moscow of Putin’s 70th birthday to make sure every one of importance is in town.

With the help of Anna, a beautiful and sexy Ukrainian lady to keep him happy, they persuade him to wait.

So – what happens then? You will have to read the novel to find out. Maybe the ending is, “Happy Birthday President Putin from Ukraine” or maybe not?

A follow-on novel “Despot” was released in June 2019.

Details
Author:
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Amazon
Publication Year: 2018
Narrator: John Mace
ASIN: 1977085156
ISBN: 9781977085153
List Price: 9.99
eBook Price: 0.99
Audiobook Price: 7.49
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I liked the book very much. The plot was helped by the time lines presented in the chapter changes. I must admit I was pretty ignorant about the history behind the story line and reading it on a kindle, was very satisfying because of the web search availability and looking up the historical events described in the book. I couldn’t put it down, and read it in a day. I’m glad the follow up book “Despot” is out and I started reading it right away. I highly recommend this book…Great job!
– Camera Guy
The cover picture is a good metaphor for this explosive story!--well described, well plotted and so realistically detailed that I wondered if it were based on a real story. I loved the imagination of it. The dialog sounds like I imagine these rough characters would talk. I enjoyed the book! I hope he writes another one soon.
– Amazon Customer
I thought the storyline had a good plot with an interesting premise. There were twists and turns throughout the book, which really kept the reader intrigued. The timeline in the beginning of the book was beneficial and helpful. I look forward to reading his next book, The Despot, coming out in late 2018.
– Kathleen Wolf
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About the Author
Elliot Actor

Elliot Actor is a retired IBM marketing executive and did not take up creative writing until late in life. His first book "ORDERS are ORDERS", published under the pen name Edmund Aiken in 2015 on Amazon was based primarily on a fictionalized accounting of his memoirs while serving in Marine Corps Recon as a sniper in Vietnam. Although no advertising was done, this novel has sold quite well, and Elliot learned he enjoyed writing, especially fiction, and had a talent for storytelling.

To enhance his writing skills, Elliot completed several online fiction writing classes and joined weekly writer’s groups. "The Forgotten Bomb", he published on Amazon in early 2018, and the follow-on novel DESPOT published in 2019 are a result of those efforts.

His latest action/adventure thriller "The Exiles", published in 2020, is a further culmination of the development of his fiction writing skills.

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Elliot Actor is a retired IBM marketing executive and did not take up creative writing until very late in life. Almost all his previously published writings were limited solely to articles and reports that were technical, marketing, or business-related. His first book published in 2015 on Amazon was based primarily on a fictionalized accounting of his memoirs while serving in Marine Corps Recon as a sniper in Vietnam. That novel for personal and legal reasons he published anonymously under a pen name. Although no advertising was done this novel has sold quite well, and Elliot learned he enjoyed writing, especially fiction, and had a talent for storytelling. To improve his writing skills Elliot took several online fiction writing classes and joined weekly writer’s groups. The Forgotten Bomb published on Amazon in 2018, and the follow on novel DESPOT, published in 2019 are a direct result of those efforts. His latest action/adventure thriller The Exiles published in 2020 is a further culmination of the development of his fiction writing skills.