By Robert Barrow
while Margaret Knight discovers an asteroid on a collision direction with Earth, she destroys all different facts of what she has came upon and takes the matter domestic to her father. Jake Knight is a consulting engineer who within the dim prior labored at the Strategic safeguard Initiative and discovered a number of issues approximately particle beam guns. while awarded with the upcoming finish of lifestyles in the world, the Knight kin including Madelyne a doctor, Jack, a global undercover agent, and Bob, a school musician, quickly joined via Margaret’s fiancé Tom White - a nanotech expert, ascertain to avoid wasting the area and turn into stupidly wealthy within the approach.
The scheme is complex via the mission’s requirement of nuclear guns with which to redirect the asteroid that they have got named Belial from its present direction to 1 that they could use. the radical opens while this desire for nuclear guns takes Jack to Kazakhstan the place he saves the lifetime of significant Katerina Yerisivloskaya. Katerina is a former Cosmonaut recruited by way of the KGB who was once a overdue arrival to Baikonur simply on the finish of the Soviet period. Now she ekes out a meager residing promoting the scrap of the Soviet area software and combating the move of risky expertise – like nuclear guns, to those that could use them for evil purposes.
Having stored Katerina’s lifestyles, Jack is authorized to plead his case to Katerina and never being chuffed together with his preliminary superficial glossing over of the evidence is permit into the conspiracy to save lots of the Earth inspite of itself.
within the ultimate hours sooner than the launches from Texas and Kazakhstan, Katerina noting the particularly bad probabilities that the kinfolk has, symptoms on for the voyage of the set off – the 1st fusion powered rocket in heritage which used to be named for Roy Roger’s horse. Jack has to make a truly demanding option to win her cooperation and makes his option to low Earth orbit in a water tank atop the final of the Energiya boosters. The set off escapes the Earth’s efforts to spoil them as they go away the planet with a nuclear reactor and 4 nuclear guns. Now branded the worst type of foreign terrorist, the staff of set off needs to make their method out past the orbit of Jupiter so as to use their particularly puny guns on a rock 11 miles lengthy and 3 miles broad. They continue to exist boredom, severe workout and leaking bogs to reach at Belial in time to do good through doing good.
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White Knights Inc. by Robert Barrow