I think one of the things that I found most frightening about this book was its plausibility. Every presidential candidates that I can remember as promised us energy independence. This book explores the premise of the opposite happening.
The protagonists in this book start as adversaries and grow into a much more compatible relationship. There is a not so subtle glorifying of engineers whom my son, the engineer, saw as factual description rather than glorification. Throughout the book, examples of energy alternatives are touched upon as an aside to the plot. Lerner does an excellent job in defining energy dependency and the perfidy necessary to promote it.
The novel includes astronomy, rocket science, Russian treachery and greed and a complicated but very entertaining plot.
I highly recommend it.
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