Jack Gardner, a governor who had lost his run for the American presidency, is considering a second run in the next election. But an invitation by entrepreneur Arnholdolt to explore an oil exploration deal in Greece thrusts him unexpectedly into a whirlwind of international intrigue and adventure.
Greek Fire, the first in the Jack Gardner Thriller series developed by Donald T. Beldock, revolves around an unpredictable Greek political and economic environment. Most of the scenes take place in the capital city, Athens.
It doesn’t take long for Gardner to realize that the commercially viable oil deal will not kick off as smoothly as he had thought.
In this fast-paced international thriller, Greek military want to use him to get a stake in the business. Two senior military personnel, government officials, and reputable Greek business people are anxious to get a share of the fortune.
And things turn sour when the military men abduct Jack’s wife in a move to push him to comply with their demands. In retaliation, Jack holds the workers of a Greek magnate and his spouse hostage to demand the release of his wife.
The circumstances continue in intensity as Gardner deals with a dictatorial minister of mining, law suits that interrupt the mining operation, a military gunboat attack on the operation, and a disagreement between the Turks and Greeks about sea boundaries.
Gardner has his hands full throughout—as attorney, detective, and negotiator—but manages to strike a deal allowing for smooth cooperation with the government and the readiness for his next international maneuvering.
- Print Length: 285 pages
- Publisher: Beckham Publications Group (October 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English