In A Veil Of Mist

September 16, 2022|
In A Veil Of Mist by Donald S Murray
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A haunting exploration of the Cold War arms race that tells the story of a true, covered-up germ warfare incident in a remote part of Scotland, involving the US, Canadian, and UK governments.


Operation Cauldron, 1952: Top-secret germ warfare experiments on monkeys and guinea pigs are taking place aboard a vessel moored off the Isle of Lewis. Local villagers Jessie and Duncan encounter strange sights on the deserted beach nearby and suspect the worst. And one government scientist wrestles with his own inner anguish over the testing, struggling to navigate the moral arguments for and against such dangerous testing and extreme deterrent weapons. When a noxious cloud of plague bacteria is released into the path of a passing trawler, disaster threatens. Will a deadly pandemic be inevitable?

A haunting exploration of the costs and fallout of warmongering, Donald S Murray follows his prize-winning first novel with an equally moving exploration of another little-known incident in the Outer Hebridean island where he grew up.

Donald S Murray is a writer and poet whose work has been awarded The Society of Authors' Paul Torday Memorial Prize and The Callum Macdonald Memorial Award at Scotland's National Book Awards. His acclaimed books bring to life the culture and nature of the Scottish Islands, and he appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland.
Title:In A Veil Of Mist
Product dimensions:288 pages, 7.86 X 6.96 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.86 X 6.96 X 0.55 in
Published:September 16, 2022
Publisher:Saraband Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781913393007

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