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Executive Betrayal / a Max Stone series
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"Executive Betrayal / a Max Stone Series"
By: Marie Nesmith
From: Bartow Neighbor, newspaper
June 11, 2003
"Executive Betrayal/a Max Stone Series." It is a tale about terrorism, power, and corruption. Given the present state of world affairs, the story's themes could be easy confused with reality. But fortunately, this tale is a futuristic glimpse of where the world could be headed. In "Executive Betrayal," the reader is introduced to agent Max Stone and the world politics of 2010. Stone is the hero of the novel, which is the first book in a series of six. With "Executive Betrayal" already in wide release, the second novel is set to hit the shelves in October.
"I wrote the book three years ago," Santiago said. "I started noticing that there was one thing that was wrong with our country. We have so many secret agencies, including the FBI and CIA, that have bits of information. The problem is that they won't share what they know with each other." In the world that Santiago has created, a new global agency called the Department of Counter Intelligence (DCI) has been formed to battle terrorism among other things. It is part of the new world order, consisting of 80 countries. During the American President's speech in the novel's introduction, he refers to the alliance and worldwide defense as "the birth of a new nation". As terrorism looms, people are giving over their individual rights and looking to the government for added security. With the approval of Congress and the President, the DCI can operate freely without the approval of anyone.
The novel explores what could happen when an agency is given absolute power. As the novel's cover reads, "Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely." The novel's hero is a stubborn FBI agent who is picked to lead a task force of the DCI. To solve a murder case. His flawless track record for soling cases is just what the DCI needs to fight terrorism. Along the way, the case evolves and eventually leads to some White House officials.
"The first book goes into the different levels of the DCI," Santiago said. "It talks about why it came about and how the American people allowed the President and Congress to sign off on it for added security. With the release of "Executive Betrayal," in April, Santiago has been busy promoting the book. From interviews to book signings, he is determined to get the word out. This summer he will have two book signings in his hometown of Cartersville. Santiago will be at Kudzu Books Fair on June 14, and Main Street Books & coffeehouse on July 19th.
The novel is currently available worldwide from 1st Books Library (http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/14829). "Executive Betrayal" (ISBN: 1-4107-3331-9) is 312 pages long and is available in quality trade paperback for a list price of $18.95. "Executive Betrayal" will be appearing in hardcover beginning August 2003. Edwin Santiago currently resides in Georgia, but originally from New York, this is his first published novel.
Interviews and images are available, as well as a copy of the novel for review.
CONTACT: 1stBooks Library
Account Manager, Bob Degroff
Bio: Edwin Santiago, author: Edwin lives in Georgia and works full-time for a major software company in Atlanta. Edwin served his country as a U.S. Marine during the 1970s. He is a fast-paced storyteller leaning toward realism. Writing is his passion and at age 46, Edwin is now working on his third book.
Author of "Executive Betrayal / a Max Stone Series"
Please feel free to read the Introduction & the first two chapters at the website below.
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