Siding with the Angels
Cheryl Walker’s plan for ASI Inc. is daring, brilliant, worth billions: to create a new international market… in water. What better place to begin than the Middle East? By chance—or is it?—she meets an unemployed Egyptian engineer and is off to sell the largest water project ever.
The bureaucracy is Byzantine and hostile, but, under US pressure, the Egyptians sign and Cheryl becomes an international star. But opposition emerges and quickly becomes massive. There are strikes and sabotage, violent protests and angry denunciations. Americans and Israelis flee.
Meanwhile, concerns are growing in Houston that Cheryl’s scary cash burn rate and very aggressive accounting threaten to sink the whole company. Rather than face her accusers, she attends a world-famous wine festival in France. That’s when the real trouble begins.
YOU KNOW ABOUT 9/11. YOU KNOW ABOUT ENRON. THIS IS ABOUT HOW WE GOT THERE.
A thriller that takes you from America’s boardrooms to the World Economic Forum via the streets of Cairo and a French medieval monastery. A dramatic confrontation between a charismatic American and a reclusive Arab professor becomes non-stop news in the U.S.
What does this story—inspired by actual events—have to do with 12th century monks and the Second Crusade? And what desperate plot brings two implacable adversaries together?
Published by Collioure Books in "trade" (high quality) paperback.
“...Extremely polished...” “...Creative, yet frighteningly plausible...” “...A cast of memorable characters...” “...Intriguing elements at play...” —New York literary agents
“...An excellent book. Vigoda writes with a great depth of human understanding and a brilliant sense of suspense and action. His characters are vivid and compelling...” “...This suspense-laden thriller... provides excellent, believable character development... [It] keeps us wondering whose side we’re on.” “Vigoda... brings a deep understanding of current events to a fictional page-turner...” “This book has it all, an intriguing plot, well-defined characters, history, current events, an ethical conundrum, intelligence, and it is written well to boot...” “A virtuoso performance in print: engrossing, compelling, suspenseful. Compares favorably to Umberto Eco.” —Amazon reviews