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Product #: 6420
6 x 9
Fiction/Action & Adventure
Pub Date: January 2009
Published by Arctic Tern Books, distributed by Aftershocks Media
Bering Sea villagers raid a foreign trawler fleet...a mysterious explosion rocks Juneau…a state ferry fires a bowling ball at a cruise ship…and a beautiful ex-newswoman takes off her clothes to defuse a tense standoff between state and federal troops.
The time is the not-too-distant future. The whole world is watching.
A new President is rewarding environmentalists who put her into the White House. She imposes harsh new federal controls on the northern state, and Alaskans are losing jobs, personal freedoms – even their lives. Their anger at bureaucrats and politicians in Washington DC is growing by the day.
As a rebellion spreads, Governor Jimmy Pender tries to calm the rebels. He recruits Colin Callihan, a disillusioned geologist who has retreated into a boozy haze after the death of his wife in a plane crash. But it is too late for peacemaking. Events quickly spin out of control, and Callihan finds himself leading a secessionist movement he was hired to stop.
Adventure, romance, humor, and politics run amok in this tense novel that rushes to an unexpected conclusion like a wild wave crashing onto a rocky Alaska shore.
"A blistering tour de force. Tom Brennan takes us on a wild, hair-raising ride through the Alaska that might have been." |
--- Joe McGinniss, NY TImes bestselling author of GOING TO EXTREMES
Tom Brennan is an Anchorage-based editor and columnist, and former oil industry consultant. Born in Massachusetts, he and his wife Marnie moved to Alaska as reporters for The Anchorage Times just before an oil boom transformed America's 49th state and launched it into the modern world. His assignments over the years have placed him at the center of events in Alaska, from the discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay to struggles over Alaska's vast natural resources, construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, the Exxon Valdez disaster, and the endless battles for Alaska's freedom from domination by distant special-interest groups.