Right from the start, this action thriller brings you in. There's a nerdy scientist, an attractive protector, and a committee of bad guys (or are they good guys?) Everyone revolves around a mysterious manuscript (or was that manuscripts?) that can serve as a blueprint for world domination. Many surprises, tight story, very smart read.
Rabb, who has a master's degree in political theory from Columbia, has fashioned a slick and readable thriller from unusual material. At the center is a political treatise rumored to outline a plan for world domination. Written by a 16th-century monk named Eisenreich, this manuscript was so explosive that the Pope supposedly had Eisenreich killed in order to suppress it. But the work, On Supremacy, somehow survived, and it has fallen into the hands of a ruthless group who plan to use it to subject the world to their control. Standing in their way are Sarah Trent, an agent for a mysterious government agency called The Committee of Supervision, and Xander Jaspers, a young and somewhat unorthodox political theorist at Columbia. The cabal and their leader, known as the Overseer, set their plan in motion with acts of terrorism in Washington, DC, and Sarah and Xander are on the chase, seeking the manuscript in order to subvert the deadly game. Fans of global conspiracies will enjoy this fast-paced thriller. Rabb has created a scenario that is frighteningly plausible in many ways, and Trent and Jaspers, in their efforts to save the world, are both heroic and human.
Didn't read. "A blueprint for world domination whose cynicism goes a chilling step beyond Machiavelli, this document--in the wrong hands--could bring about the downfall of the free world..........It is in the wrong hands." From the back cover.
Fast paced. Lots of action and suspense. Heros are intellectual but not wimps.