Overture to Disaster
Manufacturer: Night Shadows Press
Having enjoyed success with his Sid Chance mysteries, and his series of Greg McKenzie novels, Campbell has in his last three books turned to the Cold War era. This book concludes a trilogy of thrillers in which Burke Hill, a former CIA agent, confronts crimes that cross international boundaries and endanger Americans. In this concluding piece of the trilogy, a Russian officer who wishes to reverse the collapse of the Soviet Union steals nerve gas and plans to use it in an attack on U.S. soil. Fans of Campbell's procedural-thrillers will enjoy the detailed unfolding of the plot, a step-by-step trail that leads from eastern Europe through South America and on to the story's climax at the nation's capital. Will the Russian renegade’s plot succeed in killing hundreds? Or will Burke and his compatriots save the day? Campbell’s fans will enjoy finding out.
Reviewed by: Terry Shoptaugh (2014)