A chilling high-concept geo-political thriller where a declining United States and a resurgent China come to the brink of all out nuclear war.The year is 2025. Oil is the black gold that controls the fortunes of all nations and the once-mighty United States is down to the dregs. A giant oil field is discovered off the Tanzanian coast and the newly elected US President finds his solution to America's ailing ecomy. While the US blindly plots and plans regime change in this hitherto insignificant African nation, Tanzania's allies - the Chinese - start their own secret machinations. The explosion that follows shatters a decades-old balance of global power and triggers a crisis on American soil that the United States may t survive.Political conspiracies, military mauvers, and covert activities are woven together in this fast-paced, gripping vel that paints a stark warning of an uncomfortably likely future.
John Michael Greer is the author of four books on peak oil and the future of industrial society, 'The Long Descent, The Ecotechnic Future, The Wealth of Nature' and 'Not The Future We Ordered', and also writes the widely cited peak oil blog The Archdruid Report. He lives in Cumberland, Maryland, an old mill town in the Appalachian mountains, with his wife Sara.