The Domino Effect, my suspense/thriller that releases September 6, 2016, centered around the mysterious and often secret financial world.
A high-level analyst uncovers the threat of a new, even more dire economic downturn than 2008, one that could potentially lead to another global economic recession or even a Great Depression.
I wrote this story because I have been increasingly concerned that banks and global hedge funds have resumed practices that brought us to the brink of economic collapse in 2008. In May of last year, I had the opportunity to interview the head of Britain’s security oversight group, similar to our own SEC. When I mentioned my fears, what was to have been a half-hour meeting turned into an all-day marathon of shared alarms.
The following month, I met with the president of Bethany House Publishers and his editor in chief. Having delved further into the global issues developing as a result of tactics being used by the major banks and hedge funds, I laid out my concerns along with some of the evidence.
Before our lunch was over, both the editor and the president said I needed to set aside the book I was working on–which was already contracted by Bethany –and write this book instead.
The problem was, at that point I had a theme, but I did not have characters and plot thread.
The next day I met with long-time colleagues and friends from the publishing world, described the issues, and confessed my dilemma. I told them I felt a need to write about this potential threat – I felt called to this.
Even before I finished fully laying out my quandary, though, I had the answer: this should be an Esther story, the ancient “for-such-a-time-as-this” mandate in contemporary circumstances.
As soon as I heard those words, the story began to fall into place.
In upcoming blog posts, I’ll be sharing details about how I built the story.
The Domino Effect releases September 6, 2016. Click here to pre-order your copy from your favorite online bookseller.