"Manhattan Project was what created the atomic bomb," Rick said. "Sorry, I had a great uncle who worked on it, he used to talk about his work a lot. I'm amazed the CIA never came after him for giving away official secrets. What does that have to do with Firebrand though?"
"The official story of Manhattan leaves out a piece of information even the President was never told about," Yuchi replied. "There was another team on the project designing another weapon. If you know where to look you'll find reference to something called 'The Midas Bomb'."
"Sounds like something out of a crappy 50s b-movie," Rick said with a laugh before a glare from Tom silenced him. "What is it?"
"It's what was in that room above the war room...or we have good reason to believe was anyway," Tal continued. "Midas bombs were never designed to explode. They release gamma radiation, insane levels of it. It won't kill you instantly but anyone for about a mile around is going to get a dose that, with enough exposure, will prove fatal. The perfect terrorist weapon, by the time the target dies the terrorist is long gone and it's near impossible to trace them."