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End game

Author: Matthew Glass
Publisher: London : Corvus, 2011.
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End Game is a powerful geo-political thriller set in 2018 that describes the build up to a confrontation between the navies of the world's superpowers, US and China off the Horn of Africa. Two seemingly unrelated incidents - the massacre of US medical volunteers by an obscure guerrilla faction in an African war zone, and a corporate raid to undermine the share price of a New York based bank - set the wheels in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Glass
ISBN: 9781848877740 1848877749 9781848877757 1848877757
OCLC Number: 665138683
Description: 410 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: End Game is a powerful geo-political thriller set in 2018 that describes the build up to a confrontation between the navies of the world's superpowers, US and China off the Horn of Africa. Two seemingly unrelated incidents --
the massacre of US medical volunteers by an obscure guerrilla faction in an African war zone, and a corporate raid to undermine the share price of a New York based bank --
set the wheels in motion. The novel describes, with documentary precision and convincing authenticity, the responses of the US president and his counterpart in Beijing; the options tendered by the political advisers, financial watchdogs and military establishments on both sides; the actions of Special Forces on the ground and of the carrier groups despatched to the Indian Ocean; and, the rising clamour of the world's media as the crisis escalates towards catastrophe. The climax of the novel rivals and replicates the real life finale of the Cuban missile crisis 50 years earlier: the leaders on both sides recognize that the first shot fired will have lethal consequences. But how can they resolve the crisis without a loss of face that will sweep them from office and replace them with the hawks and hardliners who promote confrontation? Matthew Glass' denouement is as compelling and ingenious as the build up that precedes it. Suitable for fans of Ultimatum, this title will appeal to all who love the insider intrigue of The West Wing and Primary Colours . It is also suitable for readers of Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy and Richard North Patterson.
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'The heir to Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton? Ultimatum is better than either.' EconomistEnd Game is Matthew Glass' hotly anticipated follow up to the 50,000-copy-selling Ultimatum  Read more...

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