Middle of Nowhere
When contract military operative Roy Young leads a daring mission to spring former Soviet oligarch Mikhail Kasinov from a Siberian gulag, he unknowingly sets in motion a clandestine plan to subvert the balance of world energy markets. Using his international fame as a springboard to challenge the Russian presidency, the newly freed Kasinov quickly makes the first move in a global power struggle over Russia’s bountiful oil fields.
Former military man and behavioral psychologist, Roy is the perfect investigator to undo the brewing chaos he helped start. With the aid of a former girlfriend, Melanie Bauer—herself a skilled stock-market analyst in London—Roy gains all the leverage he needs to prove that Kasinov isn’t the sympathetic oil mogul and presidential hopeful he pretends to be in the public eye. Even as Russia and Great Britain bring the world to the brink of nuclear war over Kasinov’s right to remain in the UK, Roy traces the scheme all the way back to the U.S. intelligence agency that first hired him to rescue the oligarch.
Now, it is up to Roy to avert nuclear disaster, expose the truth, and undermine the shadowy organization working behind the scenes.
Title: Middle of Nowhere
Author: Jon Paris
Length: 290 pages
Published: March 11, 2014
Formats: Print and E-book
Publisher: New Friends Publishing
Jon Paris is a consultant and investor in the oil and gas industry with over 25 years experience. He previously held the position of chief executive of a major energy consulting and services organization. Prior to that he spent a number of years with the one of the world’s largest mining corporations. His educational pursuits took him from a university degree in engineering, a master’s in business administration and a doctorate in management and behaviour. He lives in the southwest of Ireland with his wife and three sons.