Wednesday, March 28, 2012

B2B Book Review & Giveaway: Battered Earth by D. Hilleren

Battered Earth by D. Hilleren is a political / environmental thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's full of intrigue, suspense, action, and even a little romance. Battered Earth will definitely get the wheels of conspiracy turning. It made me wonder how far will Big Oil and the powers that be in government go to keep making a profit. Would they play God in order to stay rich? From what I've seen, I think the answer is yes. Here's the excerpt from the back cover of this page turning novel:

'In the new decade, the world gathers in Stockholm for a controversial
climate forum. The stakes are high, as violent and unpredictable storms
increasingly plague the earth and sea levels encroach on coastal shorelines.
Nicole Hunter, head of the richly endowed Everson Foundation, leads the
charge to invest in promising research that will hopefully impede environmental
devastation. But her contentious stance has been questioned by others, and now
her career and her life are both in jeopardy.
Meanwhile, unseen forces assemble to sabotage any breakthrough that
could challenge existing global energy markets. Oliver Odin, a mysterious
international agent, is sent by the Security Alliance to investigate ominous
threats intercepted by intelligence sources. The evidence leads him to the
beautiful, strong-willed Nicole and the brainy scientists attending the forum.
But when scientists on the verge of a promising discovery are gunned down
at a reception held by a United States senator, it becomes apparent that
powerful forces will stop at nothing to prevent the world from being saved.

As a few brave souls attempt to rescue the planet from environmental
calamity, they soon realize that their mission comes with a price- and some
will pay with their lives.'
It's scary to think that if things don't change soon, this could possibly be a reality. Oil has already started wars, heightened power and greed, and killed many. These companies claim that they give back to the environment but what they are giving is less than what they are taking, which in the long run will certainly doom our planet. This was a very thought provoking book- I loved it!

D. Hilleren is a retired corporate executive from Nike who resides in Oregon. She now enjoys writing, painting, and taking care of her horses. I look forward to reading more from her! If what you read here sounds interesting to you, then be sure to enter the giveaway below to win a copy of Battered Earth for yourself!

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