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Summary

Six-time Hugo winner Ben Bova brings us a gripping political thriller on the cutting edge of science and technology.

Dr. Jake Ross came to Washington to make a difference. As the science advisor to a newly elected freshman senator, Jake has crafted a comprehensive energy plan that employs innovative new technologies to make America the world's leader in energy production while simultaneously boosting the economy and protecting the environment. The facts - and the science - are on Jake's side, but his plan soon runs afoul of entrenched special interests, well-funded lobbies, cynical bureaucrats, pork-barrel politics, and one very powerful US senator.

To keep his plan alive and secure a sustainable future for America, Jake needs a crash course in the way Washington really works. Everyone keeps telling him that his plan has no hope of succeeding, but Jake is determined to prove them wrong even if it kills him...something that certain hostile parties may be all too happy to arrange.

©2015 Ben Bova (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Alan Larson
  • 26-09-21

Liberal talking points and preachy

The first "Power" book was tolerable, but this one turned intolerable in the first hour. I could listen no more. All the liberal talking points were covered. Abortion, Global warming, Religious fundamentalists, etc. It was like he was hired by the liberal media machine to cover all of their sacred cows. I feel lucky that I did not pay for the third and fourth ones, as his output in his later years can be spotty. I met him and had him sign a book for me more than 20 years ago. In those days he kept his politics to himself, or he was turned into a commie lib since then.