About the Book
General Sir George Smythe, Team Alpha, Juan and their quantum computer battle Wingtip, an avatar of China's first emperor, and spirit forces at his command to turn the tide of mankind's survival dilemma decidedly in their favour. In order to prevail against their mortal and immortal foe, they marshal all the intellectual resources at their disposal to overcome Wingtip's spiritual advantage. Time is of the essence since their foe is on the brink of delivering the final coup d'état to mankind.
In the end, only the wielder of Puramore possesses an advantage over humanity's ancient nemesis. Will George Smythe prove himself worthy to possess the Blade of Destiny?
An American by birth and education, I wrote the novel from the perspective of a contemporary British novelist in order to enhance thematic elements as well as character development and portrayal. My perspective as the author from that standpoint was largely influenced by George Orwell, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleister Crowley, Spinoza, Joseph Campbell and William Blake. My life-long interest in international economics and finance continues unabated. I primarily demonstratesthis professional involvement as a contributor to the Long Room, the members-only international finance professionals' forum hosted by "The Financial Times of London". I'm a recreational scuba diver who enjoys traveling to exotic dive sites. My love of the sea and marine life gives me an unbounded appreciation and support of “green” issues, especially those devoted to the conservation of endangered species and coral reefs.