The Moonpool

  • by P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by Mel Foster
  • 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I remembered it from high-school chemistry, one of those experiments where we made hydrogen. It was more of an acidic sensation on the palate than a real smell, but I recognized it. The pile of spent fuel at the bottom was beginning to outgas. Next would come the fire to end all fires...."A private detective working in Wilmington, North Carolina, is found dead in a gas-station restroom, apparently poisoned. But when her body sets off radiation alarms in the pathologist's office, suspicion falls on the nearby Helios nuclear power plant, a heavily guarded facility with supposedly fail-safe procedures.As the FBI, local police, and the power plant's own security team investigate, ex-cop Cam Richter, head of the agency that employed the dead woman, begins his own inquiries. What was his detective investigating? And how could one person be poisoned by radiation without others being exposed?Cam soon finds himself up against powerful forces that will stop at nothing to keep the plant's problems secret. The most vulnerable part of Helios is its "moonpool" - the radioactive storage pond that cools spent but volatile reactor fuel and must be kept completely full. Racing against time, Cam discovers an inside threat, a plan to use the plant's own systems to begin an unstoppable, disastrous sequence of events.


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Customer Reviews

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Pass on this one as well

I stopped listening to this novel half way though. The plot just got to silly to continued with. This author has done much better in his other books. Pass this one by. This book and Spider Mountain has the same characters and the same defects. You will be best off skipping them both.
Train Man by this author is good. I have listen to it several times.
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- George


I LOVE P.T. Deutermann, I have listened to most of his books in audio format. Perhaps because I have listened to so many, this one fell a bit short. I had to force myself to finish listening, since it seemed to drag on and on and on.

Perhaps his formula has become too predictable for me, it is too bad, I Loved the cat dancer series and Hunting season (my Favorite).

For the record, I will continue to listen to anything he publishes, but will stick to the books narrated by Dick Hill.
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- Fiona "I LOVE Audible"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio