Weapons of Peace
by Peter D. Johnston
Pub Date 01 Apr 2019
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What If the Nazis Developed the Atom Bomb First?
Recovering from gunshot wounds and confined to an ancient English castle, America’s top negotiator shares the secrets of his interrupted mission and his craft with the only person he dares to trust—a young British nurse with a troubled past. When she proves to be an exceptional student of his laws of influence, he urges her to help him complete his mission: Hitler has an atom bomb, and his scientists must be persuaded to undermine their own creation.
A Novel Inspired by Two True Stories
Peter D. Johnston, bestselling author and international negotiator, has crafted a thought-provoking thriller that immerses us in one of history’s most pivotal moments. In this novel inspired by two true stories from the Second World War, a young British nurse and a seasoned American negotiator, both plagued by remorse, try to change the course of history—and their own lives.
Weapons of Peace races from an ancient English castle and a bizarre killing in Washington, D.C., to a scorched atomic test site in Germany and hidden passages forged under Berlin by resisters plotting to murder Hitler. Johnston’s expert hand blends real-world historical material with heart-pounding action, unforgettable characters, and precious insights into influence and how the Nazis negotiated their way to power and kept it.
“You won’t want to sleep until you’ve read the very last page . . . like The Da Vinci Code . . . buckle up for non-stop action and deceit—with an ending that will leave you breathless.”
—KEVEN FLETCHER, AUTHOR, WHEN IT MATTERS MOST
“Brilliantly crafted . . . Johnston writes with the historical realism of Alan Furst or Ken Follett, and the intellectual breadth and clarity one would expect from the author of Negotiating with Giants. In Weapons of Peace, readers are treated to a new genre of fiction—negotiation noir.”
—BARBARA J. FALK, DEFENSE, SECURITY & POLITICAL SCHOLAR
“Riveting historical fiction . . . superbly researched and executed . . . from one of the world’s leading negotiation experts.”
—JULES B. BLOCH, LLB, PROFESSIONAL MEDIATOR & ARBITRATOR
“A striking novel with richly textured characters . . . Nurse Doyle morphs into one badass negotiator, a jarring cross between nursing saint Florence Nightingale and Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander.”
—TORY MCTAGGART, PRINCIPAL, BOUND2LEARN BOOKS
“Absolutely addictive . . . the author’s ingenuity and command of his material are on full display on every page. Woven seamlessly into this breathtaking page-turner is a master class in negotiation and influence.”
—DAN PONTEFRACT, LEADERSHIP STRATEGIST, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OPEN TO THINK
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