Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers" (USA, USSR and China), suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on Earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given. Each person has been provided with the power of life and death. Any of these individuals has the capability to instantaneously launch the capsules to whatever coordinates he/she chooses, and each capsule will then eradicate all human life within a 3,000-mile radius of its designated location.
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Five people given the power to destroy nations! What will they do? What would you do?
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The unusual looking sports car that Eve's boyfriend is seen standing near in the opening scenes on the beach is a 1954 Arnolt Bristol Competition. See more
While there are places in the South Pacific, such as Point Nemo, that are more than 1500 miles from land, there would likely be ships within the capsule's 7 million square mile kill zone. Also, it is not clear how Neuhaus was delivered to the test point given the time course of the story. At full speed, a 1950's USN destroyer would take more than 5 days to get to Point Nemo from San Diego and another 2.5 days to get out of the kill zone. See more
Men commit a variety of crimes and they always seem to have the same excuse.
Referenced in The Jane Austen Book Club