Assault on Alpha Base

Assault on Alpha Base

Assault on Alpha Base

Novel by Doug Beason

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The Greatest Power on Earth is about to be stripped of its Defenses

Alpha Base. It’s the home of America’s nuclear stockpile, over 5,000 warheads protected by a formidable high-tech security system deep in the salt flats of Nevada. If Alpha Base is ever penetrated, no one on earth will be safe….

From the heart of remote Africa, a terrorist army has launched a daring plot Their objective: seize Alpha and steal its deadly cache of superweapons Their allies: American scientist Dr. Anthony Harding and his lover Vikki Osborrn, self-styled revolutionaries who’ll blast a pathway to the base from its own backyard Their adversary: Major William McGriffin, USAF; acting commander of the base.

Cut off from his command post, McGriffin must implement a surgically precise counterstrike to retake Alpha-knowing that if he makes one mistake, the entire world will pay.    


Dr. Doug Beason is the author of thirteen novels as well as two non-fiction books.

A Nebula Award finalist, Doug has published over 100 short stories and other work in publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, Analog, Amazing Stories, Physics of Fluids, and Physical Review Letters.  A Fellow of the American Physical Society and Ph.D. physicist, Doug retired as the Associate Laboratory Director at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he was responsible for the people and programs that reduce the global threat of weapons of mass destruction.  A retired USAF Colonel, Doug’s last active duty assignment was the Commander of the Phillips Research Site and Deputy Director for Directed Energy at the Air Force Research Laboratory.  He has worked on the White House staff for the President's Science Advisor, and was recently the Chief Scientist of US Air Force Space Command.  A 1977 graduate of the USAF Academy, he served on the USAF Academy faculty as an Associate Professor of Physics and Director of Faculty Research.