PipelineBook - 2009
In the wake of a blackout that has compromised public safety and security throughout California, a presidential assistant, an environmental activist, and a Peruvian presidential candidate are thrown together during an international uprising.
“A white-knuckle ride through a…crisis that threatens the world as we know it.”
In Peter Schechter’s Pipeline—a riveting follow-up to his widely praised debut Point of Entry—a harsh spotlight illuminates the global race to secure the next generation of energy sources and the power that goes along with it. A well-connected Washington Beltway insider, Schechter has written a novel ripped from today’s headlines and based on chilling fact—a thriller that blends the intelligence and authenticity of John Le Carrè with the page-turning, adrenaline-pumping velocity of Robert Ludlum and Michael Crichton and which the Washington Times praises as, “entertaining and sobering.”
Blackwell North Amer
A new Cold War has arrived, posing deep threats to our national security. Country after country is bending to the will of a newly resurgent Russia willing to use its vast natural gas reserves as a foreign policy sword. Suddenly the United States also finds itself needing energy from an increasingly hostile Russia. And only a handful of unsuspecting insiders can save America from ruthless Moscow oligarchs who seek to ensnare our country in ever-deeper energy dependence.
In a small apartment, in the middle of a damp D.C. summer night, Tony Ruiz, special assistant to the president, gets a phone call from the White House. Blackouts in California are causing panic, the electric fences at the prison in Sacramento have powered down and prisoners are escaping, California is being plunged into a hellish nightmare.
In a hotel room in Germany, the brilliant and feared American environmental activist Blaise Ryan is relieved to be away from the steady deterioration in her home state of California. A heated dinner argument with a powerful Russian energy executive lays bare the new alignments of world power.
On an ordinary evening in an upscale neighborhood in Lima, a powerful Peruvian senator has a backseat conversation with managers from one of the world's most powerful natural gas companies. The senator's conversation could change the balance of power in the Western Hemisphere, and threaten the national security of the United States.
In the wake of a massive blackout that has compromised public safety and security throughout California, a presidential assistant, an environmental activist, and a Peruvian presidential candidate are unexpectedly thrown together during an international uprising that places the safety of America in jeopardy. By the author of Point of Entry.