Monday, August 29, 2016

The Babel Conspiracy by Sylvia Bambola

The setting is sometime in the near future. Terrorism is on the rise in the U.S. In some cities it has become an almost daily experience. The plot revolves around the design and construction of a super sonic airplane fueled by nuclear fusion. The development of the aircraft is years ahead of anything other companies are doing. Two women working for the airplane company are the focus of the action. Trisha is a Christian while Audra is a compulsive woman needing sex and alcohol to make it through another day.

Someone is trying to prevent the new airplane from being completed. There is sabotage at the plant and then the lives of Trisha and Audra are in severe danger. An covert Mossad agent in the U.S. works with a reluctant Department of Homeland Security to investigate what is happening.

There is quite a bit of action in this novel, showing a very possible situation in the U.S. in the near future. The national government is somewhat dysfunctional in preventing the terrorist attacks and many citizens carry guns, including women.

The characters of Trisha and Audra are starkly contrasted. We see the difference Christ makes in living a meaningful life. There is a great deal of information about flying and propulsion included as characters describe their work.

I found the national political situation very interesting. The president is on the side of the oil supplying countries and is very anti-Israel. The tone of the novel itself, however, is very pro-Israel. The heroes are Mossad agents and the bad guys are pretty much all Muslims. I think the stark difference between Israeli and Arab actions and motives was over done, as was the difference between Trisha and Audra. Other than that, a good novel showing what might happen in our near future.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Sylvia Bambola was born in Romania, lived in Germany, then came to the U.S. at age seven. She is the award winning author of several novels. You can find out more at http://www.sylviabambola.com/.

Heritage Publishing House, 310 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through BookCrash for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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