The Rule Of The People
The battle for control of the South China Sea intensifies as Russia and America squeeze China from north and south, their own internal threats not yet resolved. Set immediately after The Trust Of The People, the repercussions of the past move rapidly between Beijing, Moscow and Washington, with Anderson and Markova drawn ever deeper into the complex schemes affecting the Kremlin and U.S. Congress. More
The battle for control of the reefs and shoals of the South China Sea intensifies as Russia and the U.S. squeeze China from north and south, their own internal threats not yet resolved...
Set immediately after the events of The Trust of the People, the story forms the final part of the Conspiracy Trilogy. Covering a chaotic two week period, the repercussions of the past move rapidly between Beijing, Moscow and Washington, the truth invariably nothing more than a political inconvenience.
Determined to make sense of the complex schemes played out by those now in power, Michael Anderson’s search for answers inevitably leads him back to Washington’s National Mall, the perpetual struggle between the White House and Congress threatening to spiral into something far more violent than the usual war of words.
In the South China Sea, the fight-back against Beijing’s increasing dominance escalates into a bloody war of attrition, the fear that others will ally themselves with America forcing China into a series of desperate gambles. Russia becomes one such gamble, Natasha Markova drawn into a fight for survival as the conflict reopens the divisions within the Kremlin.