Energy Dependence Day by Christian F. Burton

Two countries, different in almost every way, yet bound by the common thread of oil. What would happen if that thread broke? When the turbulent waters of the Arab Spring reach Saudi Arabia—the birthplace of Islam and home to fifteen of the 9/11 terrorists—the United States will need to balance conflicting ideological goals, and learn…

61n6uu8X6FL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Two countries, different in almost every way, yet bound by the common thread of oil. What would happen if that thread broke? When the turbulent waters of the Arab Spring reach Saudi Arabia—the birthplace of Islam and home to fifteen of the 9/11 terrorists—the United States will need to balance conflicting ideological goals, and learn how to determine when old friends turn into new enemies. Energy Dependence Day weaves a tale through the political, social, and religious differences of the United States and Saudi Arabia, experienced through the lives of two men, both orphaned as children. One has lived his life in terrorist training camps while the other entered the military and then law enforcement. Each is loyal to the world in which he was saved, moving them on a collision course that will affect the future of the world.

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” Well written global thriller”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Diana L

I like suspense and thriller type reads so this book looked to be exactly what I was looking for. The story reeled me in from the first page and before the first 10% had passed, I was thoroughly engrossed.
Al-Faruq was my favorite character throughout the book as he managed to overcome potential defeat and rise to the top in a new career as a detective.
My favorite character description though was the professor who had just received tenure as I could just see him puffed up like a peacock when he entered the bank in the beginning of the book. He provided a great example of the phrase, “still waters run deep”, as I progressed through this story.
I think it was the author’s development of the professor in the very beginning that made me first realize that this was going to be an excellent read.
Unfortunately, I started reading this book later in the evening and I had to force myself to stop reading until morning. Otherwise, I am confident that I would have read straight through.
If you like global suspense and great attention to detail, this is a book you’ll want to read.

About the Author

I graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1992. As a member of the Air Force intelligence community, my military service included stops in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, South Korea, Japan, and Germany. I leveraged my experiences overseas in crafting this novel.

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