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Poisoned Air   By: (1894-1972)

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Poisoned Air by Sterner S. Meek is an enthralling and thought-provoking novel that delves into the dark realms of corporate greed, environmental degradation, and personal redemption. Meek seamlessly weaves an intricate tale of suspense, highlighting the dire consequences that arise from the pollution and toxic air that surrounds us.

The novel is set in a dystopian future where clean air has become a luxury that only the wealthiest can afford. The protagonist, Sarah, a resilient and determined woman, finds herself caught in the middle of this suffocating reality. As she embarks on a personal mission to bring justice to her community, she uncovers a sinister scheme orchestrated by a powerful corporation whose actions have irreversibly poisoned the air and compromised the health of countless people.

Meek's writing is both captivating and thought-provoking. He skillfully creates a realistic and vivid world, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the darkness and despair that permeates throughout. His attention to detail and intricate storytelling keep the suspense and tension alive from start to finish, making it difficult to put down the book.

What sets Poisoned Air apart is its underlying message about the importance of individual actions and the power of unity in the face of overwhelming adversity. Meek subtly explores the consequences of our collective disregard for the environment, reminding us that the air we breathe is a shared resource that should be protected at all costs. Through Sarah's journey, we witness the strength of human perseverance and the potential for change when people come together for a common cause.

While the overall storyline of Poisoned Air is gripping and engaging, there are moments when the pacing slows down, hindering the momentum that builds throughout the novel. Some secondary characters also lack the depth and development needed to fully engage the reader, leaving their story arcs feeling slightly underdeveloped.

Despite these minor shortcomings, Poisoned Air remains a powerful and timely novel that forces readers to confront the consequences of our current choices and the urgent need to protect our planet. Sterner S. Meek invites us to reflect on our own responsibility in creating a sustainable future, making this book both an enjoyable read and a wakeup call for environmental action.

In conclusion, Poisoned Air by Sterner S. Meek is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that explores themes of corporate greed, environmental degradation, and personal redemption. With its engaging storytelling and underlying message, it serves as a poignant reminder of the need to protect our planet and take responsibility for our actions. Despite minor flaws, Meek's novel is a must-read for those seeking a compelling narrative that challenges us to reconsider our relationship with the environment.

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Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from Astounding Stories March 1932. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

[Illustration: Dr. Bird fell back under the ferocity of her attack. ]

Poisoned Air

By Capt. S. P. Meek

[Sidenote: Again Dr. Bird closes with the evil Saranoff this time near the Aberdeen Proving Ground, in a deadly, mysterious blanket of fog.]

A telephone bell jangled insistently. The orderly on duty dropped his feet from the desk to the floor and lifted the receiver with a muttered curse.

"Post hospital, Aberdeen Proving Ground," he said sleepily, rubbing his eyes.

A burst of raucous coughing answered him. Several times it ceased for an instant and a voice tried to speak, but each time a fresh spasm of deep chested wracking coughing interrupted.

"Who is this?" demanded the now aroused orderly. "What's the matter?"

Between intervals of coughing difficultly enunciated words reached him.

"This is uch! uch! Lieutenant Burroughs at the uch! Michaelville range. We have been uch! caught in a cloud of poison uch! uch! gas... Continue reading book >>

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