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Jocelyn "Joss" Cole, a burned-out public defender from L.A., has opted for a quieter life in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Joss has no significant clients other than a group of commercial fisherman suffering from a strange and serious illness, a condition that doctors cannot diagnose, and which Joss believes has an industrial cause. Then into her office comes Dean Belden, a well-heeled client in search of a lawyer to help him set up a business in the islands. Within days Belden is subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury. Less than an hour after testifying, and before Joss can discover what happened in the secrecy of the grand jury room, Belden dies in a fiery explosion of his float plane on Seattle's Lake Union. Gideon Van Ry is a nuclear fission expert and a scholar in residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. One of his duties is to update the Center's database, an extensive catalog listing fissionable materials and weapons of mass destruction. Gideon is troubled by the apparent failure to account for two small tactical nuclear devices missing from a storage facility in the former Soviet Union.The two weapons were last seen in packing crates, to be shipped to an American company called Belden Electronics. Gideon has been unable to locate this firm, and now he is left with only one possible lead, the lawyer who incorporated the company-Jocelyn Cole. Fraught with tension and suspense, Critical Mass is Steve Martini at his electrifying best. It is the story of what can happen in a world where private hate and public apathy combine to uncork the sleeping but deadly genie of nuclear terror.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Critical Mass (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 0708991769 / 9780708991763 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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December 1999 : USA Library Binding
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 0613213866 / 9780613213868 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 0399143629 / 9780399143625 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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November 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Critical Mass (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 1568956681 / 9781568956688 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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September 1998 : UK Hardback
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 074722224X / 9780747222248 (UK edition)
Publisher: Feature
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Paperback Editions

December 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 0515126489 / 9780515126488 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove
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March 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 0747260621 / 9780747260622 (UK edition)
Publisher: Feature
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September 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 0747276013 / 9780747276012 (UK edition)
Publisher: Feature
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Audio Editions

1999 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 0788724819 / 9780788724817 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN: 0671534556 / 9780671534554 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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1998 : Audio Cassette
Title: Critical Mass.
Author(s): Steve. Martini

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 1999 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Critical Mass
Author(s): Steve Martini

Publisher: Jove
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