Thursday, July 1, 2010

Review: Denial of Sunlight by Robert Troy

Seeking to reestablish herself after a professional debacle, Katherine Murkowitz joins a small, eccentric electronics firm. The firm's 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's 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's 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.

Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets three stars. It was an interesting read and a thought provoking take on the issues facing the world today. One hopes that the fight over natural resources would never reach this point in real life. This was well written and should be enjoyed by suspense fans who enjoy a more technical story.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


Sun Singer said...

I wonder sometimes how far our fights over natural resources will go as the world gets more crowded.

Sounds like an interesting book.


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