Rondo and Fugue for Two Pianos
"I liked all these stories, and LOVED a handfull of them. Most of the stories dealt with some sort of relationship, and all the stories left me with a haunted feeling at the end, the kind of feeling you need to pause and reflect on. And one story in particular struck close to home and almost made me tear up. This is the first book by Lawrence Dunning that I've read, but I will definitely be looking into his novels. He is a masterful storyteller."--Tasha at Goodreads
Born in desperate love and fiery revolution a century ago, from the glittering decadence of the Czarist court, bursts a legacy of unbelievable wealth that pits the CIA against Moscow Intelligence in twisted intrigue. The battleground stretches from the elegant boulevards of Paris to the sun-drenched Cote d'Azur to America's shining symbol of freedom in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty. And for a disillusioned career spy, a ruthless professional killer, and a beautiful Sorbonne professor, the prize is one of the most dazzling and explosive secrets in history.
Fallout! (originally titled Neutron Two Is Critical)
Andres Kudirka, a once brilliant scientist now headed toward drug-induced insanity, worked on the original A-bomb at Los Alamos and witnessed a test blast in the Pacific where innocent islanders were killed. As chief engineer for Neutron Two, the nation's first commercial fast-breeder reactor nuclear power plant, Kudirka harbors a deep resentment toward his employers and the United States and plots to destroy Neutron Two, unleashing a holocaust that would kill millions of people.
It begins in the American desert, where David Keller, an unassuming young physics student, is kidnapped the day after a deadly load of plutonium is hijacked. The frightening conspiracy involves a courtly Argentinian ex-soldier whose idealism inspires him to do what terrorists do best--create terror, a beautiful spy whose murderous mind honed her stunning body into a fearsome weapon, and a young Sioux Indian survivor on a vengeful mission of his own. In a breathless round of terror and counter-terror, the most select machinery of U.S. intelligence struggles to stop them, and America's most beautiful city, San Francisco, hurtles unwittingly toward fiery ruin.
A Walk to Shinabaru
"At the time of its publication, the present-tense narration of Lawrence Dunning's 'A Walk to Shinabaru' was still rare enough to have the shine of novelty."--George Garrett, editor, Eric Clapton's Lover and Other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review (see also heading Stories)