The Brotherhood : Acquisition of Power
Blending current events with historical fiction, this second book in the Butterfly Effect Series is a thriller you may want to read in one sitting. The Brotherhood is another fast paced thriller born in the depths of Alex Blackwell's fertile imagination. Though fiction, it is entirely plausible. Might it actually be happening this very minute? As with the Butterfly Effect, every event is the precursor for what may follow. So it was with the sinking of the German Reich's greatest Battleship, the Bismarck, after a mere eight days at sea on her first assignment. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dieter Bayer, one of the very few survivors builds a business empire destined to dominate the world. Developing technology gives his son Johan the resources to acquire power greater than most countries in an audacious move. With this as a threat, world domination is in sight. However, his son, next in line in the Bayer dynasty, sees things differently; power must be used to be effective. Dragged out of retirement, Jack O'D, who saved humanity in book 1 of the Butterfly Effect series, recruits Peter Blessingham, an ingenious computer hacker, into the biggest and most secretive intelligence-gathering organization in the world. Can Peter and his team thwart the youngest Bayer in his efforts? Can he stop the end of the world as we know it from happening?
- Paperback | 374 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 21.59mm | 480.81g
- 31 May 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Alex M Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a frequent author, writing about sailing technology and sailing adventures, contributing to several magazines, websites and e-zines. He has enjoyed a professional career as copywriter, marketer and speaker. Born in Chicago, Alex and his family moved to Clew Bay, Ireland when he was 14. Because of his mother's German heritage, Alex went to school in Germany, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Marine Biology. After starting an oyster hatchery in Ireland, he went to America for a six-month research project. As many people do, he stayed for 20 years. There he was a partner in a marketing support services firm and commercial printing company which included a book printing division. Since then Alex and his wife Daria have been sailing far and wide, exploring distant shores, but always returning to their home in Ireland. Alex's second novel of the Butterfly Effect series, The Brotherhood; Acquisition of Power, is strictly fiction. Like the first book, The Butterfly Effect; It Started on 9/11, it is woven out of the fabric of historical events, his personal experience, and his fertile imagination.