Children of the Nuclear Gods
by Paddy Kelly
After the shooting down of a Korean civilian airliner by a Soviet MiG over Sakalin Island, President Ronald Reagan, who believes his hand is guided by God, seizes the moment and embarks on a non-stop, no holds barred worldwide anti-Soviet campaign.
In Moscow the paranoid Soviet Premier, Yuri Andropov, dieing of liver cancer, already has plans in place for a full scale nuclear retaliation if he suspects the Americans of preparing for a first strike. But why was a civilian airliner with a veteran crew aboard who had flown this route many times, so far off course and coincidentally over flying the most secret Soviet missile base in the east? Neither the Soviet mole buried deep within NATO or the CIA secret operative inside the KGB can shed any light on the worsening situation.
At the same time, U.S. Naval Intelligence has been stymied by a recurring code word hidden in Soviet communications traffic, code word: RYAN. Lieutenant David Harden is given the task to find out what it means. Unfortunately, Harden has zero field experience and the only clue lies behind the wall in East Berlin.
Based on true incidents which occurred in the Fall of 1983, Children of the Nuclear Gods is based on actual events experienced by the author from September to November of 1983 during Operation Able Archer and which have been labelled as the “Nuclear War Scare”. http://www.wired.com/2013/05/able-archer-scare/
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Paddy Kelly, Dublin
Paddy Kelly immigrated to New York City in 1966 where he worked a number of jobs, finished secondary school and in 1971 attended the City University of New York on an athletic scholarship for gymnastics. It was here that he was first introduced to theatre and first became interested in writing.
In 1972 he was employed to coach the Icelandic National Olympic team, a post held for two years.
While in Reykjavik, Iceland he helped in the rescue efforts of Vestmannaeyiar Island following the eruption of the Heimaey volcano.
In 1973 he became a Hospital Corpsman in the U. S. Navy and, in 1975, assisted in the evacuation of Saigon and the resettlement of tens of thousands of Vietnamese refugees to Westminster, Orange County where he was first exposed to the world of film making, and later worked as a set carpenter.
Following naval service in 1976 Mr. Kelly returned to City University New York earning a B. A. While at C.U.N.Y. he became involved in drama and subsequently acted in over a dozen plays in and around the New York area, again gaining work as a set carpenter and sign writer on films.
Upon returning to California in 1982 Paddy further developed his interest in writing when he found employment as a script editor.
It was during this period that Mr. Kelly wrote his first novel, Politically Erect, (unpublished), a satire of the last days of the war in Viet Nam and the fall of Saigon. Mr. Kelly returned to the East coast and worked his way through graduate school earning his M.Ed. at Boston. He began writing plays and moved into writing and directing full time, focusing on farce, satirical and political comedy.
Mr. Kelly has to date directed two dozen professional theatrical productions, written half a dozen feature film scripts and is a regular contributor to various film industry publications.
He has just finished his third novel, The American Way.
In the course of his career Mr. Kelly has also written and directed a cookery television programme and teaches cookery classes as an aid to reducing stress in your life.
Visit the author website at:http://www.paddykellywriter.com