The Great Divide

The Great Divide

3.09 (21 ratings by Goodreads)
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The country has been split into two distinct factions over energy - "the haves" and "the have nots". The inept execution of a flawed foreign policy in the Middle East has resulted in an Arab-backed oil embargo of the United States. Now the United States is in the grips of the most severe winter in years, and rationing has led to unrest and rioting in the streets. Certain politicians and business power brokers are ready to make a move. As masses freeze in Chicago and the northeast, fuel-sufficient sunbelt conspirators seek to separate themselves from the rest of the nation, make their own foreign policy, and govern by their own rules. To do it they will resort to blackmail, bribery, and even murder. The Constitution is only a stumbling block, and it can be amended. The United States will be united no more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 101.6 x 165.1 x 27.94mm | 158.76g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 076534968X
  • 9780765349682

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"A thriller about the distant past and terrifying future, set in a vividly drawn San Francisco... Riveting."
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"The Great Divide is a political thriller set several years into the future at a time when a Middle East oil embargo is disrupting the countryThe authors have so cleverly extrapolated from trends and political figures of the present and recent past that the reader easily suspends disbelief" The action is fast paced, building to a cliffhanger ending"
-- "Library Journal"
" painfully real and more than a little frightening" --"Chicago Tribune Book World"
" a suspenseful, exciting tale centered on the U.S. as it totters on the brink of civil war"
--"Duluth News Tribune"
" an action packed, fast paced thriller that reads like today's headlines" -- "Tampa Tribune & Times"
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About John Levin

Frank M. Robinson is the bestselling author of "Waiting" and "The Power," and co-author of "The Glass Inferno" and "The Promethius Crisis." He lives in San Francisco. John F. Levin is a screenwriter and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in "New West," "Oui," and "McCalls."
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Rating details

21 ratings
3.09 out of 5 stars
5 14% (3)
4 10% (2)
3 57% (12)
2 10% (2)
1 10% (2)
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