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Synopsis: Ann Bridges hits a bulls-eye in exposing the potential devastation of a Western world reliant on Silicon Valley technology, and ultimately taken hostage by a Chinese embargo of rare metals crucial to sustaining our way of life―and how we defend it. The sequel to Private Offerings, Ms. Bridges’ debut Silicon Valley novel, Rare Mettle is a no-holds-barred depiction of modern U.S. military weapons impeded by myopic political posturing, and double agents so deeply embedded, success dictates a monumental collaboration of unlikely partners―high-tech innovators and government agents―seemingly the only parties who realize the lethal potential of this new world order.
The reality that American military strength and technology prowess could come under attack if China decides to flex its political muscle, limiting exports of rare components vital to Silicon Valley and defense contractors, is brought to life through Ms. Bridges' exhaustive research, finessed with input from government insiders. In Rare Mettle, politicians and CEOs busily protect their careers, while special agent Paul Freeman fights to rescue his assigned operative in China, who possesses inside intelligence vital to America. Unexpected alliances bulldoze the status quo with courage and conviction, leveraging state-of-the-art surveillance technology in a breakneck effort to defend and protect all they hold dear: their national pride, their families...and their futures.
About the Author: Ann Bridges is a Chicago native who fell in love with Northern California while attending Stanford University. Now a longtime resident of San Jose, Ms. Bridges creatively incorporates the dynamics of her Silicon Valley business experience into new works of fiction. Extensive insider knowledge of operations, finance and marketing in the entertainment, communications and technology industries forman authentic underpinning for her sexy, intelligent style of Silicon Valley novels. Rare Mettle is a powerful sequel to her debut, Private Offerings, and will be followed by Kit’s Mine, historical romance set against the Bay area’s rich, 19th century past.
Title: Rare Mettle: A Silicon Valley Novel
Publisher: Balcony 7 Media and Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1544008368
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 334 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.ANN BRIDGES exposes the Achilles Heel of the 21st centurya lifestyle and national security wholly reliant on Chinas willingness to process and manufacture critical rare earth metals for Silicon Valleys breakthrough technologies. The sequel to her acclaimed debut novel, Private Offerings, Rare Mettle is based on exhaustive research and insider disclosures about this obscure issue, with the power to undermine suddenly Americas military readiness and economic might. When China threatens to withhold critical rare earth metals from U. S. defense contractors and high-tech firms, American military veteran and staunch patriot Paul Freeman refuses to give up the search for an undercover agent with key intelligence, missing in the bowels of Chinas bureaucracy. An ominous warning from a retired Pentagon advisor alerts him to exercise unorthodox methods to procure the needed components-or risk Americas military power. Treated as a pawn in a global game of chess, the missing agent is entrapped by Chinas decades-long strategy to exploit rare earth resources for geo-political gain. Paul joins forces with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, cutting-edge technologists, and elected officials to plan a rescue unlike any other against a backdrop of the looming embargo. His team forces him to face past ghosts, current enemies, and future desires, in a courageous heros journey from Washington D. C. to China, and home to Silicon Valley. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781544008363
Book Description Balcony 7 Media and Pub, 2016. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 389 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1939454697
Book Description Balcony 7 Media and Publishing, 2016. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021939454697
Book Description Balcony 7 Media and Publishing, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111939454697
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1544008368
Book Description Balcony 7 Media and Publishing, 2016. Paperback. Condition: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1939454697