Our Classmate Mike Conley has written the following book:
''Mike Conley's Lethal Trajectories takes the issue of energy security and climate change seriously. While it is a work of fiction, the scientific accuracy and projections for a warming world are not. As someone who has witnessed first hand the signs of global warming, I understand the reality of the situation from over forty-five years spent in the Polar Regions. Lethal Trajectories helps explain the predictions from resource conflicts, oil shortages, increased energy costs, and climate change in a way that is utterly fascinating and engaging. It's a must-read for anyone interested in these topics; the topics are presented in an accessible way, with a twist of fiction thrown in for fun.'' - Will Steger, adventurer and author of Crossing Antarctica
''Mike Conley's gripping novel is only too real. I just hope the politicians in Washington and the American people hear the alarm before it's too late!'' - Jim Ramstad, retired U.S. congressman
''Mike Conley is a modern-day Paul Revere, signaling to all who are paying attention the nature of several approaching threats. One of the things I appreciate most about what Mike has done in this book is that he gives readers a thriller based on a sober and holistic assessment of real economic, environmental, and security trends unfolding before our eyes. It's as if he's digested the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review and transformed it into a page-turner.'' --- Rolf Nordstrom, executive director of the Great Plains Institute
The year is 2017, and a crisis of catastrophic proportions is in the making. A conflict over oil has brought China and Japan to the brink of war--igniting a global chain reaction; the Saudi Arabian government is over thrown by a regime using oil as an economic weapon of mass destruction to blackmail the world. The chaos is compounded by terrifying new climate change information, a floundering global economy, and a terminally-ill U.S. president. All the while, a small-town pastor tries to bring unity to her community--frightened citizens of Middle America--as gas prices skyrocket, the economy craters, and lifestyles around the globe change almost overnight. The clock is ticking as the two superpowers, China and the United States, decide whether to approach this perfect storm as friends or adversaries.
Mike Conley's Lethal Trajectories explores a terrifying ''what if'' scenario based on extensive research and current geopolitical trends and world events. The conditions are ripe, and time is running out.We have another classmate who is an author too. Joan Weisman Belzer wrote Handwriting Analysis: The Five Minute Therapist.
Miriam Black wrote Turtle Seasons
Mike Conley wrote Lethal Trajectories
Joni Weisman Belzer wrote a book on Handwriting Analysis