This article appeared in The Algarve Daily News
Written By Sue Englefield
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Twilight Visitor is a geopolitical thriller with a sci-fi twist. When China invades Iran for its oil, it sets off a domino-effect when Iran retaliates with a nuclear weapon fired at Beijing. While the world stands helpless to stop the debacle, one man, Mateus Cordozo, a bioengineer who is vacationing in his home town in Portugal, meets a strange woman, an off-worlder, who informs him that only he can prevent a global disaster from happening. Mateus refuses to accept the veracity of his strange visitor and his own relevance in the approaching apocalypse as the world teeters toward nuclear war.
“The story races along with pace of a Tom Clancy thriller but the depth of the plot is rich in complexities philosophical ideas. Highly recommended for readers who like fast paced thrillers but with an ingenious twist.” (Book-Reviewer.com)
“I definitely recommend Twilight Visitor by Réal Laplaine as a five star read to all audiences fond of international political thrillers. It has an awesome, suspenseful plot that can be described as an out of this world political intrigue!” (BlogCritics.org)
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The oldest homeless man in his city, 71 year-old John Ross is walking the cold streets with an empty stomach when he meets a stranger who gives him some money. Fascinated by the act of kindness, Ross follows the man and soon finds himself engaged in a mission, a collaboration with an alien visitor to our world. A story with twists and turns and which inspires us to believe that any dream can come true. THE BUFFALO KID
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“Twilight Visitor was definitely not what I expected, the novel unravelled to become much more than just a story about a possible World War Three between Iran and China. The story centres around Mateus Cordozo, political figures and innocent civilians. The constant switch in perspective offers an interesting insight to everything that was going on from literally every perspective.
The glimpse into the impact the coming disaster has on civilians was my favorite narrative, as I enjoyed the first person view into what was really going on. The background insight into numerous Presidents and Prime Ministers was another gripping narrative as you could sympathise with their struggle to decide what to do. However, I do think there could have been more scenes with Mateus and I think he should have been more involved with the action.
The writing was beautifully constructed with some great lines that were highly-crafted, easily painting an image in my head. I thoroughly enjoyed the prose and it was one of the best elements of the book in my opinion… (more)”
Since 1945 when America dropped the first atomic warheads on Japan, signalling the beginning of the age of nuclear weapons and their threat to our world, the question which has been posed countless times is what happens if someone actually presses the red button and launches a nuclear assault against another nation?
There are over 20,000 nuclear warheads in the arsenals of a handful of nations today, which means that the power to make a decision about when and where to use those is in the hands of a relative few people. It’s certainly not a matter put to a democratic vote.
TWILIGHT VISITOR pulls back the curtain and reveals very real circumstances today, a WHAT IF scenario, where two nations, China and Iran, engage in a brutal conflict over oil. In a desperate moment, one of them presses the red button and launches a thermonuclear warhead which will kill over five million people in a matter of seconds.
The conflict catches the attention of an extraterrestrial group who promptly sends an ambassador, named Serena, to intervene and prevent Earth from self-suicide. The man she must convince to act and who can put a stop to it, refuses to do so and Serena is challenged to do something before the nuclear warhead strikes its target.
“I started to read this book late one night thinking I could just find out what the plot was. I was late rising from bed the next morning because I could not put it down until my eyes just would not stay open any longer. Mr Laplaine is what I would call a descriptive writer, going far into character development yet creating a genuine picture of the individuals involved in this riveting novel. It is in some ways a very believable story with the plot based on factual occurrences going on today and some very logical reasons why this could occur although it does introduce an alien presence. I am purposely avoiding the plot because that truly is the story and one will clearly understand how this crisis could really take place upon reading it. For the price it is a bargain and I would not be at all surprised if a movie is produced. Read it and you will agree.” Joe