Two Men Ten Suns is set during the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and follows the lives of an American scientist, Chet Warren, and a Japanese admiral, Shigeru Yamakota. Each man battles his personal demons to win the first nuclear arms race. Doubts plague both, but neither can stop as their governments push them to develop the deadliest weapon.
A handful of the world's most powerful men knew of this desperate competition and buried all evidence deep in top secret archives. Some historians believe Japanese scientists were on pace with those of the Manhattan Project and were ready to test. Truman dropped the bomb to beat Japan to the punch.
History has criticized Truman's decision, but perhaps he knew a deadly clock was ticking as he gave the order to destroy Hiroshima. If intelligence had warned him Japan was close to using its Genzai Bakudan (atomic bomb) on an American city, he could not have risked delay.
Two Men Ten Suns is a gripping fictional account of this perilous episode.
About the Author:
Jeff Foltz has an MFA in creative writing from USM's Stonecoast program. His first novel, Birkebeiner, A Story Of Motherhood and War received an honorable mention award for fiction from the 2011 New England Book Festival. Foltz lives with his wife Sue in Camden, Maine.