It’s the most dangerous of chess moves and a race against the clock. Iran sprints to the nuclear finish line. Israeli attack fighters head toward the border of Iran. As leaders struggle to confront the threat, the world holds its breath.Will principalities and powers and the “salt of the earth”—great and small—be able to intervene before events spin out of control? Nash Lee, an NGO entrepreneur, is determined to make a difference through his worldwide mVillage network. Kim Grace, a nuclear scientist imprisoned in North Korea’s secret Camp 16, knows the truth about the devastating technology she helped develop. Anshel Gould, the brilliant chief of staff at the White House, has created a radical peace plan based on the long-forgotten UN proposal for Palestine after the Second World War. But is there a way to stop what seems unstoppable? What Iran, Israel, North Korea, and other earthly principalities and powers decide next could lead to global confrontation….
Plunge into the heart of the oil conflicts that pit nation against nation in the Middle East -- and threaten to topple a fragile world economy.
With the discovery of a secret oil pipeline -- once funded by Iran to connect the Mediterranean to the Red Sea through the heart of Israel -- comes Israel's shocking emergence as the world's newest oil and gas superpower. Meanwhile, ancient fights that have split Islam for hundreds of years threaten to shatter an uneasy peace forged between Israel, Iran, and the United States -- until news of the emergence of the Mahdi threatens to change the balance of power forever in the Middle East.
As the firstborn son of an old and powerful family, William Jennings Worthington VI knows
what it's like to be under pressure. Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, Will has always pushed himself to succeed--nearly as much as his
never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of his company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road
that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will a closetful of family secrets keep him from his destiny?
Bestselling author, psychologist, and birth order expert Dr. Kevin Leman teams up with novelist and journalist Jeff Nesbit for this compelling new series. In a culture that can't get enough of political intrigue and sneak peeks inside powerful families, this book is sure to find a ready audience.
“Poison Tea shines a spotlight on the shadowy Koch brother network and reveals hidden connections between the tobacco industry, the reclusive billionaire brothers, and the Tea Party movement. It’s a major story that for too long has been underreported and poorly understood.”―REP. HENRY WAXMAN, a former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
How did today’s Tea Party movement really come to be? Did it suddenly appear in 2009 as a spontaneous response to Barack Obama and health-care reform? Or was its true purpose and history something far different. Was it in fact a careful, strategic effort by two of the planet’s wealthiest individuals, the tobacco industry, and other corporate interests to remake the government and seize control of one of our two national parties, ultimately gaining both the White House and Congress?
Jeff Nesbit was in the room at the beginning of the unholy alliance between representatives of the world’s largest private oil company and the planet’s largest public tobacco company. There, they planned for a grassroots national political movement―one that would later be known as the Tea Party―that would promote their own corporate interests and political goals.
Drawing from his own experience as well as from troves of recently released internal tobacco industry documents, Nesbit reveals the long game that these corporate giants have played to become a dominant force in American politics.
At the dawn of the earth, a race of beings-masters of the universe-walked the planet. Now a portal opens to their long-lost world. After thousands of years, Araqiel the Watcher has finally spotted the culmination of his quest-three champions not of his world, but perhaps its only hope. But will they be willing to step into this most dangerous of games and fulfill their unique destinies? Laura, Jon, and Sampson, three college students, have heard the legends about the bene elohim, who have invoked fear and awe since the beginning of time. Both despised and revered, they taught humankind about mysteries otherwise unknown. Then, abruptly, they vanished, along with the other six races-the elves, dwarves, giants, centaurs, people of the sea, and fairies. But to Laura, Jon, and Sampson, the bene elohim are nothing more than myths...until they encounter the mysterious Araqiel, discover The Books of El, and are plunged into the world these ancient beings once ruled with absolute power. Their mission? To journey to the land, to believe, to act in the land's behalf, and to forge a path, using their honed skills as a team to do what seems impossible. The stakes are high-not only their own lives, but the survival of two worlds. And forces not of their world are conspiring to make this the deadliest game of all.
Jude Asher first called on outside forces to change his destiny as a child. Now a wealthy entrepreneur with his star soaring, he's prepared to make his most daring bet
ever to reach the pinnacle of earthly power. Jude's twin brother, Thomas, has chosen a different path as a reporter for The New York Times. As much as he's tried to cut himself off from his
brother's trajectory, he finds himself drawn back in ... and troubled by the secret that only he knows.
Surrounded by principalities and powers, each brother must choose their own path—for good or for evil.