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Friday, July 30, 2010

Hanging By The Thread...Review

About the book:
For ten years, a secret society has risen to power. They have infiltrated every facet of the federal government. They are powerful. They have extraordinary access to public funds. They have incredible technologies. And freedom is their nemesis.

They have sought to destroy economic freedom, amass power to the federal government, and create mass dependency. They call themselves THE THREAD. And now, they are poised to destroy the Constitution and rise to power.
 

But, on the eve of their burst into power, a copy of their plan falls into the hands of a young man in the Utah State Capitol building. A small group forms and comes to understand the plan of The Thread. And now, the race is on. Time is short and the group must struggle to preserve their lives, their nation, and freedom itself.

I'm not a political junkie.  I have a limited (at best) knowledge of economics. But, I think this story is timely.  Very timely.  You can say what you want about conspiracy theorists but many people are concerned about what they see happening in America today.

Colton Wiser discovers an interesting and disturbing document in a copy room at the Capitol Building in Salt Lake City.  Curious, he shows it to his roommates and soon finds himself racing to meet an economics professor at Brigham Young University.  As the four men study this plan, they realize that the future of America and the very freedoms they cherish are in danger. When masked men burst through the door, they realize they, themselves, are also in danger.  They must find a way to prevent a bomb detonation and make the country aware of a terrifying plan to overthrow the government. 

A fast-paced story that spans 24 hours. Think an educated Jack Bauer, but with a lower body count and a bit more control. 

This was a terrific, albeit somewhat pedantic, way to explain and teach economics to others.  Dr. Isaacson's lectures at the back of the book are thought-provoking lessons about economic freedom and the way it relates to human happiness.

Overall, a compelling debut novel and one I can easily recommend.

Thanks to the author and Bostick Communications for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Donald B. Anderson here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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