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The world is on edge after Israel's attack on Iran. Meanwhile, entrepreneur Nash Lee uses his worldwide network to initiate change; imprisoned nuclear scientist Kim Grace knows the danger of the technology she helped develop; and White House chief of staff Anshel Gould creates a radical peace plan. Will the "salt of the earth" stop the unstoppable? 320 pages, softcover from Summerside.
In this first book in the Principalities and Powers series, Israel has just attacked Iran?'s nuclear facilities, triggering a chain of potentially cataclysmic events around the planet. Will leaders and the "salt of the earth" - great and small - be able to intervene before events spin out of control? Nash Lee, an NGO entrepreneur, is determined to make a difference through his worldwide ivillage network. Kim Grace, a nuclear scientist imprisoned in North Korea?'s secret Camp 16, knows the truth about the devastating technology she helped develop. Anshel Gould, the brilliant chief of staff at the White House, has created a radical peace plan based on the long-forgotten UN proposal for Palestine after the Second World War. But is there a way to stop what seems unstoppable? What Iran, Israel, North Korea, and other earthly principalities and powers decide next could lead to global confrontation. . . .Based on extensive research about the coming global conflicts surrounding Israel and the leaders who will shortly play important roles in those conflicts, the Principalities & Powers series also confronts the biggest issue facing the Christian church today its historical role as the "salt of the earth," preserving the planet from corruption at critical moments in world history.
Nesbit, a former communications director to the vice president at the White House, has written a smart, globe-spanning tale of what could be, based on what already is, in world affairs today. Book one in the series "Principalities and Powers" includes characters and subplots from a secret prison camp in North Korea; a democratic movement in Iran; a fighter squadron from Israel; a soviet communist revival leader in Russia; and the office of the U.S. president, mixed into a fascinating doomsday scenario with fresh, simple twists. When Israel attacks Iran with stealth bombers purchased from the U.S., the world is on the brink, and a small group of people can save the world from destruction with two simple means of communication: a common cell and the bold strategy of talking directly to the enemy. The narration is generally crisp and realistic, though sometimes preachy and repetitive. While well researched, the book goes flat at the climax, where the author chooses summary instead of action. This novel notably and commendably resists the cardboard-cutout religious politics of many Christian fiction thrillers involving the Middle East. (Oct.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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