Project Skydancer was the brainchild of the Ministry of Defence.
Beautiful and terrifying in its simplicity, DS29 had designed new warheads for Polaris missiles, warheads that with consummate ease could evade the new batteries of anti-ballistic missiles the Russians had set up around their prime military targets.
For Aldermaston scientist Peter Joyce, it was the pinnacle of his career.
Until his documents from the project turned up one chilly October morning on Parliament Hill and the Ministry's prime suspect committed suicide leaving him with only two alternatives - write off a billion-pound project, or approve tests which could give Russia the power to wipe out the West at the touch of a button.
About the Author
Geoffrey Archer's gripping thrillers are inspired by a deep knowledge of international intrigue gathered during more than 25 years of reporting for ITV's News at Ten. His other international best sellers include: Java Spider, Scorpion Trail, Eagle Trap, and Shadow Hunter.
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 1st July 1988
Dimensions (cm): 17.805 x 11.100 x 1.803
Weight (kg): 0.152