In the arcane realm of the
techno-thriller there are but a few leading lights. The names of Tom Clancy,
Larry Bond and Dale Brown are familiar to aficionados of this genre. JIHAD:
World War in 2036, elevated MacDonald Reid into that pantheon.
For those of you who eagerly waited for
Reidís second novel, OIL COMMISSION will keep you clamoring for more. OIL
COMMISSION is big (over five hundred and fifty pages), has many maps and a
plethora of characters. As weíd expect, the action shifts rapidly and
dramatically. The military situations and tactics are realistic, and Reidís
technological innovations have hit a new high. Nor has Reid lost the
storytellerís touch. OIL COMMISSION will grab you on page one and not
release you until youíve finished reading it.
OIL COMMISSION is a
brutal yet poignant story of war in the Middle East and North Africa twelve
years after JIHAD. Many of the major characters we met in Jihad
are in also in OIL COMMISSION. Sergeant Al Murphy is still the archetypal
John Wayne. An older but wiser Dave Duncan is still flying. Blacky Breckenridge
commands the Oil Commission Armed Forces. Youíll be reintroduced to General
Benhamin Hammedyanni, once the haughty chief of staff of the Revolutionary
Guards Army. Youíll meet General Leonid Melenkov, a dedicated, professional
And then there is Rachel....
Yet, OIL COMMISSION is a story
of hope, climaxing in a reaffirming shout of Hallelujah! A new society emerges
from the shadow of war. A new era dawns, bearing with it the promises of peace
and prosperity for all Mankind.
Even if you're not "into" techno-thrillers, I recommend OIL COMMISSION by MacDonald Reid. If you are, you'll love it as much as JIHAD: World War in 2036.