Chinese earthquakes, Special Forces ops, big-league physics, skullduggery in the halls of power %u2013 here%u2019s one powerhouse debut. Troy writes stealth fiction, smart, swift, and subversive. Start it at nighttime? You%u2019ll be up %u2018til dawn.
Paul Evans, co-author of The Rolling Stone Album Guide
Seeking to reestablish herself after a professional debacle, Katherine Murkowitz joins a small, eccentric electronics firm. The firm%u2019s sale to a Chinese company begins a whirlwind of layered deceptions, international intrigue, and subtle romance, as the potentially world-saving discovery of Keith Sutter, the firm%u2019s founder, becomes the focus of two great nations. Preparing to stun the world with their coming independence from fossil fuels and subsequent economic dominance, the Chinese secretly produce Sutter%u2019s solar-electric cells in an underground facility nested in the Qinling Mountains. Their excess purchases of petroleum as a buffer against an international reaction drive up world energy prices, capturing the attention of young Jim Newberry at the CIA. The American response, a Special Forces operation to deny the Chinese this technology, ensnares unwitting people and other nations to earth shaking effect.
The revelations continue in Emergence.