The Thucydides Trap

Massimo Donadi

€ 16,00
Publisher: Cairo Editore
Pages: 368
ISBN/EAN: 978-88-6052-743-1

With the menace looming of the greatest peril the West ever had to face, Samuel Jefferson, the charismatic and visionary ex president of the United States, decides to undertake an almost impossible endeavour: subvert the future course of history along with the fate of most of humanity. For Jefferson, what is at stake represents the supreme value: preserving global supremacy. Marching alongside him like two horsemen of the Apocalypse are Mike Kovalski and James Rowling. Kovalski is a financial genius capable of bringing nations and entire continents to their knees with his infallible speculations. Rowlings heads the CIA secret service that manoeuvres and manipulates the lives of hundreds of unsuspecting targets. The plan, intricately structured and potentially explosive, unwinds under the surface year after year, decade after decade. It reaches its apex in our times, when all the steps have been taken and the fates of all the protagonists are about to finalize in a crescendo that will shake the very pillars of the Earth. In this disturbingly realistic political-fantasy thriller, we follow a breath-taking story about the moves of a fascinating and violent match where nothing is what it appears to be and no one is whom he says he is. Dismayed, we wait until the last moment for the conclusion. But the ending is written by an uncontrollable variable: the human factor.

The author
Massimo Donadi was born in Venice 53 years ago. He holds a degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Bologna, and for some years collaborated with the Chair of Private Law. Then he began practicing law until 2005. From that moment, he began an interlude of almost ten years of political activity that led to three successive elections: as a senator and then twice as a deputy, where in both legislatures he was president of a parliamentary group. La trappola di Tucidide is his first novel.

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