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Dustin Hill | 4 comments Hi:
I'm Dustin Hill, a new member of this group. I told a little bit about myself in the general welcome section. But briefly, by day I'm a political and business reporter for a U.S. news organization. On the side, I have written a new political novel, The Chinese Banker.

I began writing it as the financial crisis of 2008 really started to gain steam. It was during that time that I began to realize the manipulation of financial markets and currencies could very easily become the world's new weapons of mass destruction. The Chinese Banker plays off that theme.

Here's the back cover summary of the book:

$10 per gallon gasoline is the norm. Protesters flood the streets. Riots erupt at grocery stores. It's not a nightmare. It's the next generation of warfare.

Foreign forces are working to debauch the U.S. currency, throw the country’s economy into a tailspin, and knock America from its role as the world’s lone superpower. But their actions are subtle and so secret, not one man in a million could recognize them as the world’s newest form of warfare.

Roger Cusak, a columnist for The New York Examiner, is the one man who can. Lonely and middle-aged, Cusak really wants to take a job in his hometown as the editor of its small daily newspaper. There he can reunite with the one woman he's truly cared about. But Cusak and a secretive retired general are the only ones on the trail of a Chinese conspiracy that threatens to scar the American way of life and change the world's balance of power forever.

That's it. That's the last time I'll try to sell you the book. As my publisher can tell you, I'm not a very good marketer.

But even if you don't buy the book, I would be very interested in having a discussion about financial warfare (just such a war is being waged in Iran right now), currency manipulation, our reliance on Chinese bond buyers or any of that sort of stuff.

Plus, I'm always looking for friends here on Goodreads. If you have any interest, please send me a request.

Thanks,
Dustin


message 2: by Marina (new)

Marina Fontaine (Marina_Fontaine) | 1445 comments Mod
Welcome Dustin! Thanks for posting about your book. This is the kind of thing this group, and specifically this thread, were designed to do.

As for your idea of financial warfare coming from the outside this country- considering what politicians of this country have done, why would we need a foreign government to get involved? Our enemies can just sit back and watch our self-destruction. Nor is it necessarily a conspiracy, as it's pretty obvious what's being done, to anyone who would open their eyes and pay attention.

There are a few members of this group who have much better understanding of financial markets than I, so hopefully they will contribute to this discussion a bit more.


message 3: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Hill | 4 comments Masha wrote: "Welcome Dustin! Thanks for posting about your book. This is the kind of thing this group, and specifically this thread, were designed to do.

As for your idea of financial warfare coming from the ..."


Thanks. I hope others chime in too. I get your point.


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