The World of Doomsday Square is that of ""the terminal weapon"" and the American nuclear physicists who are gathered into...

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DOOMSDAY SQUARE

The World of Doomsday Square is that of ""the terminal weapon"" and the American nuclear physicists who are gathered into the supersecret, top-security town of Dos Diablos in New Mexico. In Dos Diablos there are beautiful whores who are under a four-year government contract to service healthy young scientists. Homo-sexuality is catered to openly. In a serious way, these mixed up mores reflect the souls of the scientists here who have sold out their humanity to search for the weapon. The weapon, which they perfect, will knock out a continent by use of life-killing high frequency emissions. The story's central melodrama has its share of hokum, but author Taylor handles the patter of the Scientists with persuasive authority. although ostensibly there are no secrets in the Dos Diablos community, since all are under the same contract, the author's main device is to reveal secrets within secrets. There has been a security leak and the Russians privately warn the President that they too will have the weapon within a month. However, they are fearful that the U.S. will destroy Russia within that month.... The characters are types but the book will keep you up to discover if a bomb gets dropped.... An adequate action story.

Pub Date: March 23, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966