The Quaker State Affair by Dan Romain is quite the book - I loved it! (And I will say right off the top that it is not my typical read!!) It was intriguing, suspenseful, and fascinating - and centers around government - I know SHOCKING for me!! It is the story of nuclear secrets being stolen from Los Alamos - it is China and America racing in a battle of technology and what happens to each of their nations as they are racing forward technologically. And it all centers around Patrick "Mac" McDaniels - a physicist who wants only to study science - he wants to stay far away from the government - but he seems to be the only answer to America's problems - or is he!?!?!? This is a ride - fast-paced and intense. I loved the aspects of government and espionage it opened as I read and the ideas and thoughts that presented themselves on a topic I don't give much thought! This is a well-written, futuristic novel that really brings up some important ideas.
More about the author:
Dan Romain is a nationally recognized business consultant who built one of the most successful insurance firms in the country. A graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Society, he currently resides in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Lori, their two children, Danielle and Brian, and their black Labrador, Kona. He has been widely credited as one of the few who accurately predicted the economic melt down.
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* I was sent a copy for review purposes.