JIHAD: World War in 2036,
elevated MacDonald Reid into the pantheon of the Gods of the Techno-Thriller. OIL
COMMISSION raised Reid
above all the rest. Lake Aral
is a stunning and most fitting termination of the World Union Series.
The action shifts to the Far East.
Japan, experiencing a resurgence of Bushido, acts to recover the territories it
lost in World War II. China, suffering a prolonged famine, seeks arable land and
new sources of food to feed its two billion souls.
To both Japan and China, Russia is the
arch-enemy. Russia seized Sakhalin and the Kurile Islands from Japan at the end
of World War II. Russia had also seized the region south of the Stanovoy
Mountains from China. Determined to liberate their native lands, China and Japan
But, the world has changed. Lead by the
Oil Commission, the world has come into a new era of prosperity based upon
mutual cooperation. The world’s armed forces have been cut to the bone, and
the peaceful exploration of space is well underway. Yet, China’s billions of
people and Japan’s advanced weapons threaten to destroy everything that has
been accomplished since the Cold War.
Can the rest of the world act in time
to halt aggression? Or, will warfare destroy civilization?
As we have come to expect in Reid’s
Aral is a story of hope. A new era dawns,
bearing with it lasting peace and prosperity for all Mankind.
Even if you're not "into" techno-thrillers, I recommend Lake Aral by MacDonald Reid. If you are, you'll love it as much as JIHAD: World War in 2036, and OIL COMMISSION.