From Lawrence Lindsey, New York Times Bestselling Author
A bloodless economic war between the United States and China.
Is it possible to wage war without weapons? Is it possible to win a war without firing a shot? These are the questions facing Ben Coleman after he finds himself a first-hand witness to a bank run in Beijing that ends up being brutally suppressed by the Chinese military.
Coleman, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve under President Will Turner, realizes this is a harbinger of things to come… a suspicion confirmed by Li Xue, his counterpart in the Chinese government. Li is part of a modernizing movement that is locked in confrontation with a hardline faction headed by General Deng Wenxi. Deng sees the U.S. in a weak economic position and plans to make China the global superpower by replacing the U.S. dollar with the yuan as the world's reserve currency.
So begins a currency war between the United States and China – a war fought in dollars and yuan against a landscape of shifting international alliances and political infighting on both sides. Coleman's marriage is even compromised when his wife – a beautiful, retired MI-6 agent from England – is drawn back into the game of spycraft and intelligence gathering.
As the bloodless war rages, readers are taken on a roller coaster ride through the inner sanctums of power in the world – from the upstairs residence of the White House to the board room of the People's Bank of China; from a high society dinner party in London to the birth of a Political Action Committee at an exclusive Virginia resort; and from the bedrooms of the elite to the forbidden fleshpots of Laos.Order Now
The author of Currency War speaks about China's president Xi JinPing, who he believes will stop at nothing to propel China to superpower status.
Here's what notable early readers have to say…
“Lindsey has made a fast moving thriller out of economics. It’s a great read and frighteningly realistic. The well-informed reader might find himself or herself wondering where the fiction ends and the real world begins.”
“Drawing on his deep experience serving three U.S. administrations, Dr. Lawrence Lindsey has crafted a spellbinding thriller. Filled with international intrigue, Currency War is a gripping ride through deceit and deception at the highest levels of power.”
“Dr. Lindsey takes us behind the curtain on one of the most secretive and powerful institutions in the world - the Chinese communist party. His ability to weave real life headlines into this thriller is masterful and an important eye opener to the threats the free world faces in dealing with Communist China.”
“Congratulations on writing what I think will be a very successful novel… I think it is important because you take a dense topic, which is for some of us hard to understand, and you tell a story in a wonderful way that makes it terribly interesting. So congratulations to you on it.”