內容簡介 Truth, they say, is stranger than fiction and so it is with Alternative 3.A television documentary broadcast nearly 40 years ago followed by the book Alternative 3 - a book so many wanted suppressed. The programme revealed that Earth was doomed, mankind faced destruction - Mass panic followed. The evidence....The world was overheating - but no one had heard of global warming Strange weather patterns, floods, crops withering in the parched earth.Scientists mysteriously vanishing.Reports of kidnapping and brainwashing.Russian and American, locked in a cold war on earth, were co-operating in space.The programme never transmitted in Russia or America. Was is banned on political orders Strange activity on the moon.Conspiracy theories abounded.And then, the spin doctors went to work. Alternative 3 was described as a hoax, an April Fool's joke - the author savaged as a scare-mongering fantasist. Newspapers joined the attack. American author, Jim Keith, wrote two books to pour scorn on Alternative 3 and prove it was a fraud. And so the story ended. But did it?...Alternative 3 revealed a conspiracy so fantastic it was easy to refute. But four decades later facts the author exposed have proven to be true.Global warming is accepted as happening. Presidents Obama and Putin have met to discuss climate change.Scientists continue to disappear.In 2010 nearly 7000,000 people simply vanished in the USA but worse was to come. The number has increased to 900,000 in 2013.Today, Russian and American are sharing space technology at an ever increasing rate. Despite the huge advances, no manned moon landings have been made public since Apollo17 in 1972.After announcing to the world that Alternative 3 was not true, the author wrote, "I have reason to suppose that my home telephone was being tapped and my contacts who were experienced in such matters were convinced that certain intelligence agencies considered that I probably knew too much." By then he'd emigrated to the far side of the world, moving between several continents.Republished four decades later Alternative 3 is a detective story revealing a terrifying conspiracy. Inspiration for Frank Jacob's 2015 feature film 'Packing for Mars'. But is it true? Did a veteran newspaper journalist with years of experience have such a vivid imagination or was he got at, forced to disclaim the truth that is Alternative 3.Read Alternative 3 today and learn the truth about the conspiracy.
作者介紹 Welshman Leslie Watkins was acclaimed as a top Fleet Street journalist long before his first book was published in 1971. That was an attention-grabbing exploration of somnambulistic violence entitled The Sleepwalk Killers which, like some of his subsequent books was sparked by his newspaper assignments. Watkins' interest in the subject was aroused when he covered the 1961 murder trial of American airman Willis Boshears who had strangled his bed-mate, 20-year-old Jean Constable, at her home in Essex, UK. He was found not guilty because he had killed while fast asleep. His first novel The Killing of Idi Amin was inspired by his 1972 experiences in the crazed dictator's Uganda where he was covering a minor war. He was arrested at gunpoint and accused of being an anti-Amin spy, before being beaten up, imprisoned and threatened with execution. Background for his 1978 novel The Unexploded Man came from extensive interviews he had conducted for the Daily Mail with former inmates of Russia's notorious prison-hospitals - and with psychiatrists who had sought sanctuary in the West. He now lives quietly in New Zealand with his wife Kathleen, two dogs - Skipper and Suzi -and an elderly cat called Bundle.