Karna Bodman

White House


“Smart, slick and exciting as hell. CASTLE BRAVO is one great read. Karna Small Bodman has an insider’s feel for the corridors of power. As you quickly turn the pages, you will find yourself wondering if the book is truth or fiction. A winner!”
   --Christopher Reich, New York Times Bestselling Author

The inspiration for this story came from a conversation I had with Maj. Gen. who was head of the entire US Missile Defense Agency.  He was making a point about the need for a robust missile defense system – in fact, many systems – to protect America from an “EMP” attack.  I did a ton of research for this book, and while it IS a novel, it is based on historic events as well as contemporary threats – at least the way I see them. This is a sequel to FINAL FINESSE – same characters, but a completely different set of circumstances and different plots to foil. In the story…

White House Director of Homeland Security, Samantha Reid, receives intelligence about a possible new threat to the country’s national security. While she and her staff are inundated with potentially dire issues on a daily basis, this new one is staggering.  What if a hostile country or group gets hold of a small nuclear device, and instead of aiming it at one of our cities, they intend to detonate it high in the atmosphere? The result would be the creation of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse or “EMP” sending shock waves that would “fry” all electronics on the ground in its line of site. There would be no electricity grid, no internet, no communications, transportation, refrigeration, ATMs. It would set us back to the year 1910.  Could it happen here? Read the story and then -- you decide!

What others are saying:

“Bodman has an amazing gift for creating scenarios that terrify – and the government background to make them feel so real you find yourself checking the news to make sure they aren’t really happening.” – Kyle Mills, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Immortalists

“The only thing that could make the future scenario suggested by Castle Bravo more frightening is that Karna Bodman’s writing rings with such authenticity and detail. This is a book that will leave you lying awake at night wondering how long you would last.” – William Bernhardt, Bestselling Author of Capitol Betrayal.

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