|TITLE:||The Chinese Conspiracy|
At about 11AM on a certain day, all the traffic lights in New York City turn green. While cars are crashing into each other outside, the ticker and monitors inside the New York Stock Exchange go blank. Similar events are happening in different areas of the country including Vegas casinos and FBI headquarters in Washington DC.
Jim Martini gets two calls from his second cousin Pat who is a priest at a church in Briggs, West Virginia saying that something is wrong in their hometown. Pat is about to leave for a 3 month long retreat at the Vatican and is concerned about what shape he will find the town in when he returns. On the second call Father Pat explains to Jim that the major employer in the town – WMC – has filed bankruptcy and the town is slowly becoming a ghost town because of people leaving town after loosing their jobs. He again begs Jim to come take a look at things and he agrees.
Something very secretive and rotten is going on in China.
This is the framework of The Chinese Conspiracy by John Mariotti. The book starts off strong and never stops. This is a techno thriller with action that spans two continents.
There are over 100 short chapters in the book which should provide the reader a convenient place to stop reading. With a suspenseful end to each chapter, the reader is drawn to the next. This was a very difficult book to put down.
John Mariotti’s easy to read writing style combined with excellent plot, colorful characters, and realistic technology make The Chinese Conspiracy a book that lovers of action thrillers will really enjoy.
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