A white knuckle ride of a political thriller is too real for comfort. Harry Fromm, career diplomat, takes us into the murky world of realpolitik, where a deal is done to 'manage population reduction' by nuking three billion people. A thousand warheads are minutes from target and Harry, the only person who can stop them, is in jail. Originally conceived as a play set in The White House, this political thriller sees Harry Fromm face a dreadful dilemma: solve two of the biggest problems facing humanity, by betraying humanity. Harry Fromm's life's work as an ambassador has been dedicated to finding peaceful solutions to political conflict. Finding himself party to an international conspiracy to solve the twin problems of overpopulation and climate change by destroying half the world's population, he is pursued by the CIA across the US and into Canada. When Harry loses the confidence of the conspirators, they decide he must be killed. His wife Felicity and his daughter Sam are also threatened, but are whisked into hiding by his Russian friend Yuri. When Harry and Yuri are arrested by Canadian Police, the violent deaths, of more than three billion people seems inevitable.
Stafford Ray's life has been led by curiosity and concern for humanity and its environment. His many plays for young people address serious issues of bullying, smoking and so on, with humour and respect, even for the bad guys. Family members refer to him as the 'Polymath' because of his need to understand how the world works. That drive has taken him to excellence in several professions. But he is also the guy you need on the proverbial desert island, to build a shelter, grow food and teach the children.