Intelligence agent David Morton must avert a world crisis and destroy a Russian-made weapon capable of controlling the US president’s mind.
David Morton and his new Hammer Force—an intelligence agency created by the United Nations after the carnage in Bosnia—have a formidable task. To avert a world crisis, they must win a deadly, invisible battle for control of the mind of the president of the United States. The weapon they must destroy is born of the technology that brought victory in the Gulf War and supremacy in space for an America that is no longer master of all it surveys. Created by the former Soviet Union’s most brilliant scientist, Professor Igor Tamasara, the weapon is designed to trigger responses in the president’s mind—responses that will bring the United States and Japan into conflict . . . and will lead to World War III. From that conflict, Tamasara’s new paymaster—China—will emerge as the superpower of the twenty-first century.
Set against the background of Washington, Beijing, and Hong Kong, this highly original and totally credible futuristic thriller builds to a climax of nail-biting suspense. Once more showing an astonishing command of the inner workings of international politics and the world of secret intelligence, Gordon Thomas has created a first-rate work of fiction featuring unforgettable characters. At center stage is David Morton, and in Voices in the Silence, Morton’s role as the “James Bond of the 1990s” is firmly established, as is Gordon Thomas’s reputation as a thriller writer of quality.