Sci Fiction Book Review: The Angel Committee By Jason Chapman

Hello Everyone,

I received this book from the author for a honest review.

About This Book: (Goodreads)


Fact: On July 28th 1952 Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent a memo to his chief scientific advisor Lord Cherwell stating: What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth? Let me have a report at your convenience. At the time renowned scientist Henry Tizard was head of a classified research group known as ‘The Flying Saucer Working Party’ Established in October 1950 its purpose was to gather intelligence on Unidentified Flying Objects. Their goal was to determine whether or not UFOs posed a threat to the security of the United Kingdom. Tizard believed that Flying saucers should not be so easily dismissed due to the amount of reports flooding in from public and military personnel. The group remained classified until 1991 when a request was made under the freedom of information act, to release documents relating to the FSWP. Fiction: When Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Ralph Frederick is summoned to the Prime Minister’s office his world is turned upside down by an unusual request from the wartime leader. Professor Frederick is tasked with establishing a highly classified researched group whose key function is to gather intelligence on flying saucers. A sceptical Frederick contacts former wartime colleagues and former members on an elite secret society known as the Cambridge Apostles to form a committee codenamed ‘Angel’. With his team assembled Frederick begins to look into UFO sightings and is soon drawn into world of mystery, espionage and a race to develop a technology captured by both the US and Soviet Superpowers. A technology hundreds of years more advanced and a technology which will determine the outright winner of the new Cold War. From the corridors of power in Whitehall, to the sleepy North Yorkshire countryside and finally a Top Secret research facility located in the Nevada desert Frederick’s faith and scientific knowledge are pushed to their limits. In their quest to discover the truth Frederick and his team discover that not all allies are friends, and not all foes are enemies, and that there are men prepared to sell out the human race in exchange for power and wealth. The Angel Committee dramatises UFO encounters of the 50s based on real life encounters and is the first part of a trilogy of novels following the exploits of Professor Frederick.

My Thoughts:
 
I like that this book was true to the time. Using the people who were in power at that time in the world part of the book’s store. I also like that is look like I was reading a private document about the events that took place. I also like that the UFO sighting and the events were so well written. Enough to keep you wanting more but not so over the top to make you lose interested. 
I gave this book 3 stars out of 5 stars.
 (Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

  
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