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Book Review-An Imposition-Book 1 of the Monroe Chronicles-Bill Merten

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


First off I promised the author I would explain to everyone what a glove box is, at least in the context it is used in this book. You can find the actual use and description on his website. Have you ever seen a newborn ICU or at least a picture of one where the Mom has her hands in a pair of gloves so she can touch her baby inside the box--yup that is also a glove box of sorts--the glove boxes in this book are used to handle radioactive materials-and yes, a person does end up inside of one of them!

Working in a high security, top secret lab is far from easy--all the rules and who can know what and when. It is a prestigious job and when Ed Cotter gets hired he seems to fit right in, except for one co-worker who definitely has it in for Ed--but then things begin to happen--

This is the first in the series and the book will leave you hanging------guess I will just have to get the next two when they come out!! Yes, I enjoyed it that much.


About the Book: (from Amazon)

Henry Cross made a mistake; in fact he made two. The first was to spy for the Soviet Union inside a top-secret U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons laboratory. The second was to get caught. When the KGB finds out Henry Cross is a defector, it orders a second mole at Monroe Laboratory to kill Cross in a conspicuous manner. Other KGB agents need to be reminded that disloyalty will not be tolerated. Upon discovery of the murder, the DOE, FBI, and Monroe security conclude that another spy is operating at the site. Not wanting to reveal its intelligence to the mole or create a media circus at a top-secret lab, DOE covers up the murder.

Into this situation walks Ed Cotter, a newly recruited cold warrior. In a world where hyper-enforced federal regulations and their unintended consequences are the norm, Ed proves himself to be a positive addition to the staff. But one of his colleagues, Curtis Judd, is less than thrilled. Judd provokes Cotter in not so subtle ways, letting him know that he isn’t welcome at Monroe. But Ed Cotter isn’t leaving. In the meantime, the hunt for the spy continues, and Cotter gets drawn into it.
An Imposition is the first in a series of books based on events at the Department of Energy’s top-secret Monroe nuclear weapons laboratory during the boom years of the Reagan administration.

Read a couple of chapters here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Bill Merten is a Ph.D. mechanical engineer with a love for the art and science of engineering. In the course of his career, he has worked on the Galileo mission to Jupiter, the Cassini mission to Saturn, packages for the safe shipment of nuclear material from Russia to the U.S., and numerous weapons systems. Having worked in a nuclear weapons lab for eleven years during the cold war, he draws on his experience there to create the setting for his first novel.

The author lives with his wife, daughter, and dog in New York City.

For Lots of Interesting Information click here for the website




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17 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

LOL, a glove box is actually that compartment in your car where you keep all your junk ;)

This is definitely a book for my husband!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I wish he used a more eye-catching cover. ;)

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

THe topic is not one I'd usually go for ---but my interest is peeked!!!

LaVonne Long said...

I thought a glove box was in your car! :) Thanks for sharing. It sounds like an interesting book.

ourfamilyworld said...

Interesting. We have a glove box in our car, and my husband shoves everything in it.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I never knew that was referred to as a glove box. Interesting. I learned something today!

Kristy Figueroa said...

This sounds like a fantastic book! I love books that keep you wanting for more.

Theresa Mahoney said...

My godson was in a glove box when he was prematurely born, but I had no idea it was called that!

The book sounds like a real nail biter!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I always thought a glove box was the place in the car where I throw all the junk I shouldn't.

theroadtodomestication.com said...

Ooo...this sounds interesting and suspenseful! And I knew what that was, but I did not know it was called a glove box!

Carla WorkingMommyJournal said...

Sounds like an incredibly interesting and full of suspense kind of book! Love the way it sounds and will be putting it on my to read list

bxcrochet said...

Wow that sounds like a great read.

Michelle F.

Jennifer Brown said...

I enjoy books off the beaten path. thanks.

Katherine Bartlett said...

I think my husband would really like to check this one out!

Amber B said...

this sounds like a great book I need to make more time for me to read. before kids I could stay up all night reading

Kristal Deane said...

I agree with LaVonne, I also thought a glove box was in your car. This seems like an interesting story even though I don't typically read this genre which comes off to me like an action book. Still sounds great! Thanks for sharing. :)

Amber B said...

Interesting book. The "glove box" in my car could almost be radioactive with all the junk we shove in it.

 
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