Thursday, June 23, 2016

EXPLOSIVE NOVEL OF ESPIONAGE BASED ON SHOCKING TRUE STORY: Ruth Anderson’s “Whistle Blower and Double Agents” Now Available Nationwide

Florida resident Ruth Anderson drew heavily from real life experience in creating her debut novel, Whistle Blower and Double Agents.  A sensational, suspenseful, and shocking spy thriller penned by a writer who worked intimately for the U.S. Government during a crisis long forgotten, Whistle Blower and Double Agents is now available nationwide.

Centered on what Anderson calls “a cover-up of epic proportions,” Whistle Blower and Double Agents is an explosive international thriller inspired by actual events. But what makes Whistle Blower and Double Agents positively combustible is the story behind the story:  Ruth Anderson, who writes as R.J. Anderson, didn’t have to look far for a plot.  Anderson was working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the 1970s when 200 pounds of uranium was declared missing or unaccountable at a U.S. nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania.

About the bookDuring a visit to the CIA on a safeguards inquiry, an Atomic Energy Commission nuclear scientist finds that the safeguards program of his agency was flawed and allowed for nuclear material to be stolen from within the nuclear plant and passed on to other countries.  Deeply alarmed, he reported this finding to the AEC, and later to the U.S. Congress and the President.  But when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman falls in love with a beautiful female undercover CIA operative, what follows is a pulse-quickening, globe-spanning page turner that will leave readers wondering where truth ends and fiction begins—if at all…

Resplendent with intrigue, action, romance, and drama, Whistle Blower and Double Agents teems with authenticity.  Does Ruth Anderson blow the lid off one of the most shocking tales of this Century? After all, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

When asked why she chose to write the novel, Anderson commentedThe novel is inspired by actual incidents around the 200 pounds of uranium missing, or unaccountable, from a US nuclear power plant.  The question of responsibility pointed in many directions–the man who operated the nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the CIA, and even the President. My employer, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission held hearings where a lot of lying and cover-up ensued—at the expense of the brave and later maligned nuclear scientist who blew the whistle on the case.  I’m often asked why I believe there was a cover-up.  I interviewed the whistleblower at my house and was haunted by the stories for years. You see, the ‘whistleblower’ found out exactly what happened to the uranium, who was involved—and who received the ‘missing’ uranium.  Ultimately, I felt that this was a story that needed to be told.”

About the author:  Born and raised in Washington, D.C.’s  Georgetown, Ruth J. Anderson served with several Congressional and cabinet-level officials for over 25 years, including the Federal Communication Commission; Senator Richard Russell, Senate Commerce Committee, Secretary of Commerce, and Postmaster General. Upon the recommendations of Sen. Henry Jackson and Judge Roy Morgan, Ruth joined the Atomic Energy Commission and then U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as Editorial Assistant and Research Specialist.  Ruth served as President of the Federally Employed, Inc., SMC, which represented over 750,000 Federal employees.  She was selected for the World Who’s Who of Women in Cambridge, England and in 1977, was honored to be the first woman to receive the Silver Medal for Meritorious Service at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  A past member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Society of Women Engineers, Ruth also served on the Federal Women’s Interagency Board.  Ruth Anderson resides in Florida.  Whistle Blower and Double Agents is her first novel.

Whistle Blower and Double Agents is published in hard cover, trade paper and eBook editions by The Peppertree Press, an independent book publisher based in Florida.  Members of the news media wishing to request a review copy of Whistle Blower and Double Agents or more information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875, or by email – maryglenn@maryglenn.com.

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