By Michael Conley
The 12 months is 2017, and a quandary of cataÂstrophic proportions is within the making. A clash over oil has introduced China and Japan to the threshold of war--igniting an international chain response; the Saudi Arabian executive is overÂthrown by means of a regime utilizing oil as an financial weapon of mass destruction to blackmail the realm. The chaos is compounded through terrifying new weather switch info, a floundering international economic climate, and a terminally-ill U.S. president. the entire whereas, a small-town pastor attempts to convey cohesion to her community--frightened voters of heart America--as gasoline costs skyrocket, the economic system craters, and life around the world swap nearly in a single day. The clock is ticking because the superpowers, China and the us, come to a decision even if to method this excellent hurricane as associates or adversaries. Mike Conley's deadly Trajectories explores a terrifying ''what if'' state of affairs in response to vast examine and present geopolitical tendencies and global occasions. The stipulations are ripe, and time is operating out.
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He had been working in the Oval Office for about half an hour when the expected call from Chairman Lin Cheng was put through. Taking a few deep breaths, he girded himself for the ordeal he was sure would follow. “Good morning—or should I say good evening, Chairman Lin. ” Burkmeister opened, feeling a slight stomach pain as he awaited an answer. “I am doing fine, Mr. ” The next few minutes were spent exchanging pleasantries as each man gauged the mettle of the other. It was a friendly, collegial conversation that contrasted sharply with the contentious call he had last night with Sato, and Burkmeister felt comfortable waiting for Lin to state the purpose of his call.
He weighed his words carefully before continuing. “You might want to approach President Burkmeister as a compatriot who, like you, leads a powerful country susceptible to hard-line forces more content to strike first and ask questions later. Tell him we don’t want war. Suggest to him that your Politburo, like his Congress, is often hard to contain and that you need a little latitude from the United States to hold them off. He’ll appreciate your candor. ” Lin Cheng nodded appreciatively. “You might start by telling him the Japanese ambassador will be expelled as a symbolic statement of our displeasure.
Intervention in the negotiations and prevent the formation of an international coalition against China. “Finally, China will accelerate its plan to expand its oceanic horizons by building two aircraft carriers and expanding submarine and surface ship capacity to project our power far beyond the China Sea. ” “Excellent summary, Peng,” Lin responded, comparing his own notes for a moment. ” Wang nodded in concurrence, and Lin continued. ” Lin appreciated Wang Peng’s knowledge of America and was well aware of his close personal ties with the McCarty family.
Lethal Trajectories by Michael Conley