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Ultimatum | [Matthew Glass]

Ultimatum

November 2032, Joe Benton has just been elected the 48th president of the United States. Only days after winning, Benton learns from his predecessor that previous estimates regarding the effect of global warming on rising sea levels have been grossly underestimated. With the world frighteningly close to catastrophe, Benton must save the United States from environmental devastation.
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November 2032, Joe Benton has just been elected the 48th president of the United States. Only days after winning, Benton learns from his predecessor that previous estimates regarding the effect of global warming on rising sea levels have been grossly underestimated. With the world frighteningly close to catastrophe, Benton must save the United States from environmental devastation. He resumes secret bilateral negotiations with the Chinese--the world's worst polluter--and as the two superpowers lock horns, the ensuing battle of wits becomes a race against time. With tension escalating on almost every page and building to an astonishing climax, Matthew Glass's visionary and deeply unsettling thriller steers us into the dark heart of political intrigue and a future that is all too believable.

©2009 Matthew Glass; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    "More interested than I thought I would be"

    I like reading and watching non-fiction about global warming, sustainability, etc. This piqued my interest in that regard. I was a little unsure about the ultra-political fiction, but it kept me wanting to read more. It is 85% about the processes and negotiations, all within the American political system, that I as a Canadian, have no knowledge of or interest in. However, I feel like it gave me a little insight to policy changes/planning at the highest level, but kept it just dramatic enough that it did not bore me. I agree with someone else's comment about the fact that they kept out the unnecessary relationship drama and kept the focus solely on climate change, and everything involved on a world scale that is necessary to fix the problem.

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