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Nuclear Winter II
Thank you for reading ARMAGEDDON, book two in the Nuclear Winter Series by Author Bobby Akart.
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PRAISE FOR BOBBY AKART and the NUCLEAR WINTER SERIES
“Bobby’s uncanny ability to take a topic of ‘what could happen’ and write an epic story about it is short of preternatural!”
“Characters with depth coupled with an incredibly well researched topic wasn't enough for the golden man of post apocalyptic fiction. Oh no, he went and threw in a murder mystery just to keep everyone guessing as well as what I believe is one of his best crafted cliff hangers.”
“I never would have believed that Mr. Akart could outdo himself! Well, he has! Nuclear Winter First Strike is quite possibly the best book he has ever written!”
“As with any of the best novels, this book really captures your attention and makes it hard to put down at the end of the day.”
“Nuclear Winter: First Strike and the Albright family are coming dangerously close to nudging my beloved Armstrong family (Lone Star series) into a tie for first place.”
“The suspense, the behind the scenes machinations of governments, the evil unleashed, the world on an uncharted path are all woven into another excellent story.”
“I am speechless. By far the most edge of your seat, acrylic nail biting book ever. E V E R.
The characters suck you in on a roller coaster ride of emotions.”
Nuclear Winter II
Other Works by Amazon Charts Top 25 Author Bobby Akart
New Madrid (a standalone, disaster thriller)
Odessa (a Gunner Fox trilogy)
The Virus Hunters
Virus Hunters I
Virus Hunters II
Virus Hunters III
The Geostorm Series
The Asteroid Series (A Gunner Fox trilogy)
The Doomsday Series
The Yellowstone Series
The Lone Star Series
Axis of Evil
Lines in the Sand
The Pandemic Series
The Blackout Series
The Boston Brahmin Series
The Loyal Nine
Patriot’s Farewell (standalone novel)
Black Friday (standalone novel)
Seeds of Liberty (Companion Guide)
The Prepping for Tomorrow Series
EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse
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Creating a novel that is both informative and entertaining requires a tremendous team effort. Writing is the easy part.
For their efforts in making the Nuclear Winter series a reality, I would like to thank Hristo Argirov Kovatliev for his incredible artistic talents in creating my cover art. He and Dani collaborate (and conspire) to create the most incredible cover art in the publishing business. A huge hug of appreciation goes out to Pauline Nolet, the Professor, for her editorial prowess and patience in correcting this writer’s same tics after fifty-plus novels. Thank you, Drew Avera, a United States Navy veteran, who has brought his talented formatting skills from a writer’s perspective to create multiple formats for reading my novels. Welcome back Kevin Pierce, the beloved voice of the apocalypse, who will bring my words to life in audio format.
Now, for the serious stuff. Accurately portraying the aftermath of nuclear war required countless hours of never-ending research and interviews of some of the brightest minds in the world of planetary science.
Once again, as I immersed myself in the science and history, source material and research flooded my inbox from around the globe. Without the assistance of many individuals and organizations, this story could not be told. Please allow me a moment to acknowledge a few of those individuals whom, without their tireless efforts and patience, the Nuclear Winter series could not have been written.
Many thanks to the preeminent researchers and engineers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Between responses to my inquiries and the volumes of scientific publications provided, I was able to grasp the catastrophic effect a regional nuclear war would have upon the Earth and its atmosphere. They impressed upon me the danger of inundating our air with the results of these massive nuclear detonations. It would result in a climatic event akin to the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano.
A shout-out must go to Brian Toon, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Colorado – Boulder. He has been a tireless advocate warning all who’ll listen of the consequences of nuclear winter. This quote had a profound effect on me and led to the writing of the Nuclear Winter series—It could potentially end global civilization as we know it. In other words, TEOTWAWKI.
At Rutgers University, Distinguished Professor and acclaimed climatologist, Alan Robock, has been studying the potential threat of nuclear winter with a particular focus on the human impact. The incredibly fast cooling of the planet would trigger global famine and mass starvation. His models of fires and firestorms in the aftermath of a nuclear war provided me detailed estimates of the extent of wildfires as well as the timeframes associated with the smoke and soot lofted into the atmosphere.
Now, to the special friends and acquaintances who helped make my characters realistic. Admittedly, my exposure to teenagers is non-existent. Yet, from time-to-time, I have teen characters who speak a different language, sort of. In order to add a sense of realism to their dialogue, I call upon a number of resources to