Want an exciting, current geopolitical novel to read? China Rising.
You do realize, of course, that another terrorist attack on America could change a presidential election, right?
And you know that when we Americans stop buying stuff after a terror attack… it just hurts the Chinese economy and their modernization plans, don’t you?
What, do you suppose, would happen if China, well… just got tired of it? And did something to stop it? Can you think of any proxies through whom they might act with complete deniability? I can….
… and what, do you suppose, would happen if China decided it needed more room for its people, more resources, more jobs, etc… and decided to buy Siberia from Russia? Lots of oil, gas, timber, ore … jobs … up there…. And Russia sold it because she can’t populate it, exploit its resources or defend it? And so China bought it with American debt? And then decides… well… you’ll have to find out what else she decides…
… and what, do you suppose, would happen if Russia used that money to entice Germany, Poland and the Czechs into sending a million workers to Russia to exploit the resources Russia DOES have but lacks the people to exploit… and incented them to have larger families to fix Russia’s demographic problem? Creating a million jobs for northern Europeans…. IF Germany turned its back on the euro – and on the PIIGS?
And what would be the aftermath of China taking, shall we say – extreme measures – to join the Great Game (what international diplomacy between the major powers used to be called) with, umm… a BANG.. initiating a solution to international terrorism…. and began using her size and influence on the world stage… and America had a president smart enough to take advantage of the situation China – and Russia (did I forget that? Sorry…) created?
Well I decided to write a novel to find out what would happen.
We’re not talking Great American Novel here – that’s for Faulkner and Hemingway.. we’re talking a fun, quick, exciting read that is, as they say, “ripped from today’s headlines.” An excellent airplane book or Christmas present!
It’s titled China Rising, and you can find it right now on Fast Pencil and soon on iBooks and other print and ePub sites and locations. It’s available in print and Kindle, Nook and other electronic versions. (I’ll update this when I have the links to the other locations.)
You should go buy it! You’ll LIKE it!