Dr. Aleksandr Plotnikov's thoughts are not always pleasant. His actions make him ill. His moral compass forces him to question his atheist upbringing, Marxist ideology, and communist training. He is at war with the worst possible enemy: Himself. He is guilty of the worst possible sin. cloning people. It began in the 1970s. The story is spellbinding as it weaves its way through webs of a newly-learned faith in God and the grace of forgiveness it offers. Swan's Neck takes readers through a plot of international intrigue, truth, and love. Four key political figures are held captive in Russia while their Soviet-trained clones replace them. Plotnikov escapes the U.S.S.R. and, once in America, is driven to free the men he cloned and restore them to their positions of influence. Former CIA agent Jake McGregor and bank consultant Meredith Morgan join Plotnikov in his heroic effort to save America's free market system and capitalist economy. Barnewall has created a hard-hitting, realistic view of America's financial problems in this work of fiction, pointing to freedom's need for faith and truth to survive. Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind, much like an artist wields a brush. Until recently, she wrote non-fiction exclusively for the banking industry. Her work is listed in the Oxford and Cambridge University libraries in Great Britain. In June, 1989, Forbes dubbed Barnewall the "Dean of American private banking." She has consulted for and given speeches to bankers around the world. Who better to write a book about America's central banking system, fiat currency, and fractional-reserve banking. and, espionage?