Alice Ott, cyber sleuth, veteran activist, and Raging Granny, returns to sound the alarm in highly suspicious murder case. When the body of a woman is found at the front gates of an aging nuclear power plant, Homeland Security is called in. The dead woman is wearing a peace sign on her jacket and a belt of explosives. Eco terrorism is suspected, but Alice doesn’t buy it.
After decades of opposition to the leaking nuclear plant, local environmental activists celebrate the news that the plant is finally going to close. But danger looms larger than ever as EnergX, the corporate owners of the Patriot plant, distract the local community from the deadly truth about the closure. Alice creates an unusual assortment of co-conspirators in her quest to uncover the identity of the woman at the gate. This diverse coalition includes her long-lost lover Gerard, a trio of young adventurers looking for a new start, a resilient resident of the local nursing home next door to the nuclear facility, and a top administrator from the nuclear plant. Alice Ott’s latest breath-taking adventure takes the reader from the peaceful banks of the Connecticut River into the dark secrets of the aging nuclear reactor. Alice and company prove once again that, from the youngest to the oldest, ordinary citizens have the power to change their destiny.
Dusty J Miller, mystery writer and local activist, is the author of Danger at the Gates:An Alice Ott Mystery, and Danger in the Air, the first in the Alice Ott mystery series. She is a retired psychotherapist and author of Women Who Hurt Themselves and other popular psychology books. For more information about Danger at the Gates and upcoming book readings, contact her at: dustyjmiller.com