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Book Title: 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy|
The author of the book: L.A. Starks
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The size of the: 23.40 MB
Edition: StoneThread Publishing
Date of issue: September 25th 2013
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Read full description of the books 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy:What if nothing worked? Lynn Dayton thinks her job is fixing the refinery her company just bought. But soon she must save it and other plants from a French saboteur while fighting off threats to her life. As she deals with disloyal employees, hurricanes, leaks, and casualties, corrupted idealist Robert Guillard tries to manipulate her through her fragile sister. But Robert underestimates his prey.
Control of the planet’s dominant energy source is a knife at the throat of the world, and refineries are the wheels that spin the straw of oil into the gold of gasoline.
Lynn Dayton, 37, a self-made oil industry executive, controls six such billion-dollar refineries. Robert Guillard, 33, a suave Parisian, believes, as did the cult around Pythagoras, that his mathematical talent confers moral authority. He arranges to sabotage U.S. refineries, one by one, and wants to coerce Lynn into collaborating with him as he pursues his seemingly humanitarian ideal of building refineries in Third World countries. If she refuses, he holds hostage her sister, Ceil Dayton, 30, whom he lures to Paris after she suffers a brutal gang rape that he arranged.
Robert faces his own deadline. His financing from Sansei, an Asian refining cartel who wants to sell its gasoline in the US, will vanish in thirteen days unless he shuts down the US refining capability. Moreover, Sansei operatives have made clear their unhappiness with Robert’s publicity-seeking.
In a Gulf Coast region still recovering from hurricane devastation, what at first appears to be an industrial accident at Lynn’s troubled Houston refinery turns sinister. Lynn’s meeting with the victims’ families motivates her to lead the investigation into this first act of sabotage.
As she investigates, her life is threatened. Desperate for the safety of those around her whom she considers to be in even greater danger, she tries to ignore the threats as she works nonstop to find the saboteur. She also struggles to reconcile conflicting demands placed on her: by subordinates who’ve opposed her takeover of their refinery from the start, by a loving boyfriend, and by her sister’s secretiveness.
A tropical storm could be a harbinger of a new season of destruction. Explosions and fires at nearby refineries claim lives and set into motion other misfortunes.
Read information about the author13 DAYS:THE PYTHAGORAS CONSPIRACY (Lynn Dayton thriller #1) is about a plan to sabotage oil refineries and Lynn Dayton, the woman who must discover and stop it.
Rating: Excellent “Author L A. Starks delivers an unstoppable thriller that put this reviewer in mind of bestselling novels of this genre over the last several decades, with the welcome addition of depth . . . When the reader turns the final page of 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy, it will be with an understanding and education gleaned smoothly and without strain or difficulty. This is truly a book which will linger in the reader's mind long after the final ending, as we wonder: “What if?” . . . 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy is a thriller whose potentials are altogether too probable to ignore.”
Annie - - - Euro-Reviews
STRIKE PRICE, (Lynn Dayton thriller #2), winner of a first place award from the Texas Association of Authors for best mystery/thriller, is a story about a business deal turned deadly, concluding with a plot to destroy a hidden-but-crucial energy base and force the US into confrontation with another global power. To stop it, up-by-the-bootstraps Lynn Dayton must trust a Cherokee elder who carries a corrosive secret.
“Strike Price takes the reader from Oklahoma Indian reservations to the streets of Florence, in an imaginative and well informed fusion of oil refining economics, Native American politics, and the potential for lethal mayhem in the global energy market.”
Michael Ennis - - - author of New York Times bestseller, The Malice of Fortune
“If you're looking for big business wheeling-and dealing, international intrigue, murder, mayhem and high-geared action, you've come to the right place. Toss in a charming and nervy protagonist like Lynn Dayton and L.A. Starks' STRIKE PRICE is right on the money. Well-written, well-plotted and well worth a reader's time...”
Carlton Stowers - - - two-time Edgar winner
L. A. Starks is a lifelong reader with a BS in chemical engineering and an MBA in finance. An energy industry veteran, Starks draws on her experience to write thrillers. She has served as the investment committee chair, development co-chair, and treasurer for the Friends of the Dallas Public Library. She has also run thirteen half-marathons.
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