The First Strike Series
Mushroom Cloud, the first book in the First Strike series, traces the life of physicist Dr. Caleb Young, a fictional character who is a composite of the brilliant scientific community during the early years of the Cold War. In the 1960s, Caleb becomes the focus of an extensive investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. The book takes a deep dive into the numerous confrontations between the two great nuclear powers of the Cold War—the United States and the Soviet Union. And Caleb Young knows far more than he is willing to tell them.
Finding Designated Ground Zero
Finding Designated Ground Zero is the second book in the First Strike trilogy. It is a work of fiction but is skillfully intertwined with fascinating, real historical events that are putting the world on the precipice of World War III during the Cold War. US civilian and military leaders often turned to brilliant scientists such as the book's fictional protagonist, Dr. Caleb Young, for answers to questions concerning the United States’ vulnerability to a preemptive strike by the Soviet Union.
Dr. Caleb Young and other brilliant scientists of the Cold War era are able to convince President Kennedy that SIOP-62 is a monstrosity of a nuclear war plan that will destroy an enemy’s military cabilities but also annihilate humanity as we know it in a matter of a day. Armageddon offers an inside look at events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis that puts the world on the precipice of a nuclear torpedo launch that would have started World War III. It also takes us to 2028 for the aftermath of a final nuclear first strike.
From the Author
Thomas J. Yeggy
I felt this stimulating book is one of those that stays with you, and it brought me to a heightened plateau of how I view the threat of nuclear war and its disastrous effects on the entire human race. It is truly a captivating and engrossing story. I felt this book also has more relevance in today's world with the ongoing Ukraine war, issues with China, and North Korea and hopefully will encourage more to speak out.