|Illustration by Peter Goodfellow.|
"World War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed in their underground tanks believe. For fifteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of the never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all-powerful protector. But up on Earth's surface, a different kind of reality reigns. East and west are at peace. Across the planet, an élite corps of hoaxers live in vast private demesnes - repayment for their services in preserving the great lie. Until one day, a tanker emerges and discovers the path to the most sinister penultimate truth of them all..."