New Historical Novel Explores Why The Nazi Atomic Bomb Project Fizzled

Scheduled for a July 1 release by Salvo Press, THE SEVENTH DECEPTION is the first novel to directly explore the German atomic bomb project. G Dedrick Robinson builds the plot around a provocative new theory explained why the program fizzled.
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June 29, 2011 - PRLog -- If the first V-2 guided missile that exploded over London on September 8, 1944 had carried an atomic warhead instead of a conventional explosive, a million people might have died instead of three. Historians are still debating about why the Nazi program failed even though they had competent physicists, government support and the early lead in nuclear energy. Asked why he chose to write about the Nazi bomb, author G Dedrick Robinson said, “The Nazis are known for developing advanced weapons. Yet their atomic bomb program, the one weapon that could have won the war for them, completely fizzled. After extensive research trying to understand why, I thought the story had all the makings for an exciting novel.”

Scheduled for a July 1 release by Salvo Press, THE SEVENTH DECEPTION is the first novel to directly explore the German atomic bomb project. G Dedrick Robinson builds the plot around a provocative new theory explaining why Hitler's nuclear program met with far less success than the programs that put jet aircraft and rockets in the sky well before anyone else.

In the early years of WWII, the race is on for nature's most powerful secret. Under the leadership of Nobel Laureate Warner Heisenberg, the Nazis are out in front. Only Berlin physicist and double agent Anton Breker stands between them and world domination. His only hope is to slow Heisenberg's research by steering him down blind alleys. He has to walk a fine line as he works to subvert Nazi progress by day, while by night, making love to Teresia Duisberg, the dangerously attractive but bored wife of Klaus, his close friend and fellow anti-Nazi. Events thunder toward a climax in June 1942. Clara Fischer, Breker's most recently spurned lover who is out for her own revenge, has revealed to Klaus his friend's betrayal. Breker, not knowing that both are plotting his ruin, is shocked to learn that Heisenberg has stumbled onto the most dangerous secret of the war. The outcome of the war depends on Breker finding a way to keep him to revealing it to the Nazi hierarchy.

George Duncan, Editor of the Lake Placid Journal, called The Seventh Deception “...a superb example of historic fiction.” It is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most bookstores. Readers interested in learning more about The Seventh Deception or G Dedrick Robinson's other books should visit the author's web site:

G Dedrick Robinson, author, scientist, historian and publisher, is based in the Appalachian foothills region of South Carolina. Although The Seventh Deception is Dr. Robinson's first published novel, he is the author of nearly fifty professional articles. He has written several other novels with two of them scheduled to be released by the end of the year, THE LAST LION OF SPARTA from Oak Tara, and BLOOD SCOURGE from Moonshine Cove Publishing. Several of his short stories have also been published and his article “Down the River to the Sea” appeared in a recent issue of South Carolina Wildlife.

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