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If you have not had the opportunity to read my review of “The Target” by Bill Bowen, you can find it here. “The Target” is a fresh perspective on the nuclear thriller, and asks questions about the nature of the war on terror and what role, if any, deterrence will play in that conflict. I had the chance to talk with him recently about the motivations of his characters, the things that scare him most in the world, and – of course – his plans for the coming zombie apocalypse.
I’ve read my fair share of thrillers over the last few years. As we have moved into the new millennium, terrorists have taken the place of communists as the focus of most books on the subject (although Nazi’s still remain at the top of the “world’s greatest evil” pile…). As the shift from nation-state to terrorist cell has taken place, many of the old rules of conflict have changed dramatically. In his debut novel, “The Target”, Bill Bowen asks a question that I haven’t come across before – would the policy of deterrence, Mutually Assured Destruction, work when dealing with terrorists? It’s an interesting question.