The Moonpool: A Novel

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Macmillan, May 27, 2008 - Fiction - 292 pages
15 Reviews

I remembered it from high school chemistry, one of those experiments where we made hydrogen. It was more of an acidic sensation on the palate than a real smell, but I recognized it. The pile of spent fuel at the bottom was beginning to outgas. Next would come the fire to end all fires. . . .

A private detective working in Wilmington, North Carolina, is found dead in a gas-station restroom, apparently poisoned. But when her body sets off radiation alarms in the pathologist’s office, suspicion falls on the nearby Helios nuclear power plant, a heavily guarded facility with supposedly failsafe procedures.

As the FBI, local police, and the power plant’s own security team investigate, ex-cop Cam Richter, head of the agency that employed the dead woman, begins his own inquiries. What was his detective investigating? And how could one person be poisoned by radiation without others being exposed?

Cam soon finds himself up against powerful forces that will stop at nothing to keep the plant’s problems secret. The most vulnerable part of Helios is its “moonpool”—the radioactive storage pond that cools spent but volatile reactor fuel and must be kept completely full. Racing against time, Cam discovers an inside threat, which will use the plant’s own systems to begin an unstoppable, disastrous sequence of events.

The Moonpool is a terrific thrill-ride, filled with insider details about the ultimate terrorist threat and how it might unfold.

 

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Well developed characters and plot. - Goodreads
His stories are well researched and thought out. - Goodreads
I must admit to really liking the ending. - Goodreads
The plot is intense and relevant. - Goodreads
I think PT Deutermann is an underrated writer. - Goodreads

Review: The Moonpool (Cam Richter #3)

User Review  - Dan Smith - Goodreads

This was the 3rd in a series of 4 books where Cam Richter was the main character. I read the last one first and then the other three. Outstanding stories of a former sheriffs deputy who opened up his ... Read full review

Review: The Moonpool (Cam Richter #3)

User Review  - Victoria Alexander - Goodreads

I tore through the first two Cam Richter novels. This one was a slow read but I may be just a little burned out on terrorist plots. Still looking forward to number four.. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
11
Section 4
16
Section 5
17
Section 6
51
Section 7
55
Section 8
63
Section 14
141
Section 15
155
Section 16
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Section 17
169
Section 18
182
Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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About the author (2008)

P. T. DEUTERMANN spent twenty-six years in government service before retiring to begin his writing career. He is the author of eleven previous suspense novels, all in print with St. Martin’s Press. He lives with his wife on their family farm in North Carolina.

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