13 October, 2011

The Economics of Ego Surplus by Paul McKonnold Review

From the Back Cover
A suspenseful and literate thriller that weaves heart-stopping action with thoughtful discussion of economic ideas and a global financial catastrophe that is so scary because it is so plausible.
Part action novel, part literary novel, part guidebook to economics, The Economics of Ego Surplus is the story of college instructor Kyle Linwood. Anticipating a relaxing summer with his girlfriend and his PhD dissertation, he gets recruited by the FBI to help with an obscure case of terrorist internet “chatter,” which explodes into a shocking, mysterious assault on U.S. financial markets. As the economy melts down and a nation panics, Kyle follows a trail of clues from Dallas to New York City to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In his quest to discover the truth, he will be forced to confront the assumptions underlying his education as well as his life. But will it be enough to save America from the most brilliant terrorist plot ever conceived?

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Paul McDonnold is a writer whose work has appeared in The Christian Science MonitorThe Baltimore SunTexas Highways magazine and Glenn Beck’s Fusion magazine. He has taught economics courses at the University of North Texas, the University of Delaware and North Lake College in Irving, Texas. He lives in southwest Arkansas and can be contacted at paul@paulmcdonnold.com.
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My Thoughts
The Economics of Ego Surplus by Paul McDonnold is a novel of economic terrorism. Pretty scary, I think that not only can terrorists bomb buildings, planes, send women and children strapped with explosives to destroy the Western world and show us how much they hate us, but they can do it economically. In this work of fiction, the author shows us just how vunerable we really are and how we rely on the stability economically and financially. A very well written and thought out novel that could come right from the today's headlines. I found this book very thought provoking and I did enjoy reading it.
I received this book from the author and was not monetarily compensated for my review.

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