Nuclear Romance begins with the death of a little girl while swimming in the Hudson River. The river that she's swimming in happens to be right by a nuclear power plant. Even though no reason can be given for her death, no one at first associates her death with the nuclear power plant. Due to budget cuts and a shorter staff, sports writer Lou Padera is assigned to cover the little girl’s death. The experience haunts him. In the meantime Lou gets a mysterious phone call stating that the power plant is the reason for the little girl’s death and the story suddenly becomes an obsession for Lou. Meanwhile he meets Diana, who leads the anti-nuclear power group and develops a relationship with her that could end his career. Throw in corrupt nuclear power employee, Bob and young reporter Chrissy, who is willing to sell out her morals for a chance at the big time. When the power plant has a disaster the community is thrown into turmoil but unite to try to shut the plant down while power plant representatives try to save face.
Nuclear Romance is a well written, easy to read book that keeps you hooked from the very beginning until the final pages. Abby Luby’s experience as a journalist is seen throughout this book which gives the story the feel of reading a gripping news story. Abby is passionate about the topic of nuclear power, which also shines through in this book, drawing you in and making you want to know more. I found the subject matter so interesting that I read it in one sitting, and I’ve asked Abby’s rep if she would like to write a guest post on nuclear power. Hopefully, we will see that soon.
Abby Luby is a freelance journalist who, for over ten years, has covered nuclear power, particularly issues surrounding the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Her articles have appeared in The New York Daily News, The Villager, The Westchester Guardian, The Real Deal, SolveClimateNews, The North County News and the Record Review. She also writes for the Poughkeepsie Journal, The Stamford Advocate/Greenwich Time, Valley Table Magazine, Roll Magazine, Hearst publications HealthyLivingCT, Living@HomeCT covering news, art, food and health. She teaches writing and literature at Marist College.
To find out more about Abby visit http://www.abbylu.com/
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