Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Spotlight: High Hand

The Acclaimed Espionage Novel That Eerily Predicted Trump and Russia."
Dr. Vince Houghton, the Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum 
About the Book:
Title: High Hand
Author: Curtis J. James
Publisher: Copper Peak Press
Years before the rise of Donald Trump, this acclaimed international thriller predicted the future. A billionaire businessman is on a glide path to the White House. When an award-winning investigative reporter and former Moscow correspondent gets a call from a friend in Russia, he returns to his old stomping ground in a high-stakes bid to uncover the truth about the Republican candidate's secret ties to the Kremlin--and discovers bizarre intervention by President Vladimir Putin and a US spy agency's covert effort to alter the presidential race. 
Books imitating Life:
 Dr. Vince Houghton, the Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum, took an extreme interest in High Hand and feels the authors essentially predicted the 2016 election. Its hard to overstate how prescient this book is, especially considering how long it takes from when a book is actually written until it is published, Dr. Houghton reveals. Rosen, Harris and Ellenberger were thinking about Russian interference in an American presidential election years ago. Throw in the billionaire Republican candidate and the espionage angle and youve got the classic recipe for life imitating art. The only problem these authors will have is convincing people they didnt hastily write this book in the summer of 2017.
About the Authors:

Curtis J. James is a pseudonym for the three writers who collaborated on this book, an amalgam of their first names. They are Curtis Harris, James Ellenberger, and James Rosen.

JAMES ELLENBERGER worked for nearly 30 years in numerous capacities with the national AFL-CIO. A Vietnam War veteran, he has written numerous articles on international labor affairs, social insurance and medical care for injured workers. He is a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

CURTIS HARRIS is a physician-scientist who is world-renowned in the field of cancer research. Dr. Harris has published more than 500 journal articles and 100 book chapters, has edited 10 books, and holds more than 25 advanced biotechnology patents owned by the US government. He is chief of the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the NIH National Cancer Institute. He is adjunct Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

JAMES ROSEN is an award-winning political and national security journalist who reported from Moscow during the historic collapse of the Soviet Union. Since then, he has covered the Pentagon, the White House and Congress, producing a number of complex investigative articles on insecure nuclear weapons (loose nukes) in Russia; alleged Saudi complicity in the Sept. 11 attacks; sleeper Islamic jihadist cells in Europe; and a range of other cutting-edge topics.

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