By Greig Beck
A CATACLYSMIC EVENT
When a tremendous quantity of gamma radiation is detected someplace underneath the wasteland of Iran, the realm is on aspect. Is it a nuclear weapon--or worse? Alex Hunter and his hugely expert incursion crew is on a undertaking to determine. once they arrive on the ruins of Persepolis, they locate an underground facility yet no lab, no guns, no scientists--not even radiation. A black gap has taken everything...
AN historical PROPHECY
Meanwhile, Iran is getting ready for the go back of the prophet. Israel is threatening nuclear conflict. And the main points approximately Alex's designated U.S. army venture--code identify: Arcadian--have been stolen. Then one other gamma spike is detected...and anyone, or whatever, is draining the fluids from the our bodies of Iranian squaddies within the desert.
A RACE opposed to DARKNESS
<span>Now it's as much as Alex to keep on with the strains of radiation the entire solution to the traditional caves of Arak, the place he'll come nose to nose with a creature from his darkest nightmares. Is it game-over for Alex and his staff? Or are higher forces at paintings because the international reaches its common end--and mankind casts its ultimate judgment?
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Law and Film. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001. (Published simultaneously as Vol. 28 No. ) Martini, Steve. The Judge. London: Headline Book Publishing, 1996 (ﬁrst pub. 1995). Matthew, Theobald. Forensic Fables by O. London: Butterworths, 1961. Porsdam, Helle. Legally Speaking: Contemporary American Culture and the Law. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. 2 LAW AND LITERATURE: LEGAL THRILLERS 37 Posner, Richard A. Law and Literature. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and to steal bread’ (Anatole France) (Shapiro and Garry 1998: x–xi). Also from 1998 is William Bernhardt’s Legal Briefs: Stories by Today’s Best Thriller Writers. The contributions to this volume were commissioned by the editor. As nine of the eleven stories have 1998 as their copyright date, and as all eleven authors, including the editor, have legal backgrounds, the anthology may be taken as a fairly good indicator of the concerns in the legal area capable of and worthy of transformation into a narrative ﬁctional environment.
Peopling these pages are lawyers, criminal defendants, litigants, clients, judges, police ofﬁcers, jurors, and witnesses. The selections range topically over criminal law, law enforcement, military justice, international law, civil rights, property, wills and estates, contract, marriage, divorce and custody, abortion, and the legal profession (Shapiro and Garry 1998: viii). The editors do not, unlike Gemmette, categorize texts according to the topics set out above, but, like Adams, include excerpts from larger textual 2 LAW AND LITERATURE: LEGAL THRILLERS 25 wholes, and from non-ﬁction as well.