by : Malcolm Rose
An exciting contemporary thriller, dealing with futuristic themes, this follows the story of Jake as he battles to avoid his inherited ability to predict the weather being used by the military for nefarious means. Based on very real research - see the following extract from a research paper presented to the US Air Force in 1996 - you'll never watch footage of Florida hurricanes on the news again without a cynical mind..."People have always wanted to be able to do something about the weather. In 1957, the president's advisory committee on weather control explicitly recognized the military potential of weather-modification, warning in their report that it could become a more important weapon than the atom bomb...appropriate application of weather-modification can provide battlespace dominance to a degree never before imagined. In the future, such operations will enhance air and space superiority and provide new options for battlespace shaping and battlespace awareness. 'The technology is there, waiting for us to pull it all together;' in 2025 we can 'own the weather.