God's House
by John D. Trudel
The Trudel Group

"All through history, people fought wars over strategic resources, and believe me, power is the ultimate strategic resource of the century."

This is a smart new novel for a thinking audience. Here the author presents a well-crafted, intellectual thriller that features a progressive storyline infused with high-tech global elements, indicative of real modern day concerns.

When Jack Donner, a tough yet pensive undercover CIA operative fails at protecting Bob Davis, the American businessman responsible for the creation of a clean and powerful, new energy source, Donner is determined to honor his friend and seek justice for the man's grieving widow. Donner soon finds himself protecting both Anne Davis and her Enertech company interests, as well as tracking those responsible for her husband's untimely death. In the midst of these covert operations, Donner also unravels the mighty evils of a popular Mega-church spouting sanctity and World Peace beneath a celestial guise concealing global business ties, money laundering, and a trickle-down link to terrorists. Drawing on his own lengthy high-technology career, the author clearly incorporates his knowledge into this contemporary literary vision. Replete with relative research and accurate detail, such components lend great plausibility to the work.

Through the disparaging eyes of government agencies, global corporations, and pious leaders, readers view a world enmeshed with murder, kidnapping, and the ultimate technology that deploys power as both an energy source and weapon. With steady pacing, believable action, and realistic dialogue Trudel reveals solid, yet conflicted characters in precarious situations. As key individuals traverse the globe moving in and out of harm's way, Trudel effectively includes chapter location headings. Whether Lagos or Oregon, Mexico, or Brazil, the settings bring clarity and keep readers upright on a winding course.

Ultimately this book highlights a twofold accomplishment. Whether the heroic efforts of Donner, the glossy facade of Reverend Liz, the underhanded dealings of billionaire Vogel, or warring federal agents, Trudel's characters propel the action forward and provide an entertaining read. At the same time, Trudel's contributions of science, history, and political facts help elevate the story to a new level that both educates and provokes thought about ever-changing powers and the forces behind them.

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