The Will Of The People

      Christopher Read
The Will Of The People

When an unrelenting terrorist campaign pushes Moscow into chaos, Russia exacts revenge on those supporting the terrorists, conflict with NATO almost inevitable. In England, Michael Anderson investigates two deaths, both supposed accidents, and with hardliners and dissidents vying to turn Moscow's crisis to their advantage, Anderson's quest becomes a crucial element in deciding Russia's fate.Fearful of Russian expansion beyond just Crimea, elements within Eastern Europe choose to act before it is too late… When an unrelenting campaign of bomb and cyber-attacks pushes Moscow to the edge of chaos, Russia exacts revenge on those suspected of supporting and training the terrorists. Retaliation against first Lithuania, then Poland, places her into direct conflict with NATO, an escalating confrontation turning the Baltic into a potential battle zone.In England, Michael Anderson a freelance journalist, starts an investigation into two deaths, both supposed accidents, his focus the Erdenheim management training-centre in the Lincolnshire hamlet of Graythorp. Drawn into a world of lies and deceit, Anderson struggles to solve the puzzle that is Erdenheim and so uncover the truth, his sudden interest creating its own implicit dangers, both for Anderson and those close to him.With hardliners and dissidents each vying to turn Moscow’s crisis to their advantage, and secessionists starting to tear the Russian Federation apart, Anderson’s quest becomes a crucial element in helping decide Russia’s fate.The Will of the People is the first book in the Conspiracy Trilogy. The second and third parts, The Trust of the People and The Rule of the People are also available as ebooks.

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    The Rule Of The People

      Christopher Read
The Rule Of The People

The battle for control of the South China Sea intensifies as Russia and America squeeze China from north and south, their own internal threats not yet resolved. Set immediately after The Trust Of The People, the repercussions of the past move rapidly between Beijing, Moscow and Washington, with Anderson and Markova drawn ever deeper into the complex schemes affecting the Kremlin and U.S. Congress.The battle for control of the reefs and shoals of the South China Sea intensifies as Russia and the U.S. squeeze China from north and south, their own internal threats not yet resolved...Set immediately after the events of The Trust of the People, the story forms the final part of the Conspiracy Trilogy. Covering a chaotic two week period, the repercussions of the past move rapidly between Beijing, Moscow and Washington, the truth invariably nothing more than a political inconvenience.Determined to make sense of the complex schemes played out by those now in power, Michael Anderson’s search for answers inevitably leads him back to Washington’s National Mall, the perpetual struggle between the White House and Congress threatening to spiral into something far more violent than the usual war of words.In the South China Sea, the fight-back against Beijing’s increasing dominance escalates into a bloody war of attrition, the fear that others will ally themselves with America forcing China into a series of desperate gambles. Russia becomes one such gamble, Natasha Markova drawn into a fight for survival as the conflict reopens the divisions within the Kremlin.

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    The Trust Of The People

      Christopher Read
The Trust Of The People

Determined to halt China’s increasing dominance, forces within Russia and the U.S. push the three countries to the edge of war, with Michael Anderson once more drawn into a conspiracy of deceit. The U.S. President’s grip on events rapidly spirals out of control, Philippine protests over China's militarisation of the South China Sea turning the Midterm elections into a chaotic scramble for power.Determined to halt China’s increasing dominance to the east and south, forces within Russia and the United States push the three countries to the edge of war...Warned of a terrorist attack, the target unknown, Michael Anderson is once more drawn into a conspiracy of deceit, struggling to understand the complex games played out across three continents. His focus moves from London to Washington, the U.S. Midterm elections turning into a chaotic scramble for power as the American President’s grip on events at home and abroad rapidly spirals out of control.In the South China Sea, Philippine protests over China’s creeping militarisation of the Spratly Islands escalate into a series of clashes, the United States’ apparent unwillingness to protect her old ally provoking an angry reaction on the streets of Washington. With Beijing and Moscow both seeking to take advantage of the internal battles within the White House, the fight for supremacy over the disputed islands threatens the President’s own survival.Set seventeen months after the events of The Will of the People, the story brings together many of the characters from the first novel and forms the second part of the Conspiracy Trilogy.

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