Voices Behind the Curtain
"The Voices Behind the Curtain is a solidly written and edited novel featuring an engaging cast of characters that will appeal to many interested in the historical, political, and economic events that shaped the world in the years - after World War II." The Foreword
The third and final installment of the trilogy is *Voices Behind the Curtain*. Can the world be rescued by a financial expert? Does the world even know it needs to be saved from what lurks behind the curtain? The Sentinels are back with a new installment. The post-World War II military-industrial complex is explored in Zuckerman's action-filled globe-trotting thriller. It's a book of principles vs. power, of greed vs. the selfless serving of one's country. His latest novel examines what he calls a "Power Cycle" threat, where those who operate outside the law must be dealt with outside society's normal channels.
In 1946, peak military-industrial contracting has been cut by 400 billion dollars. Some of the same industrial organizations responsible for creating a military arsenal capable of supplying six different wars on four separate continents have become concerned. The economic impact of converting their-war time manufacturing to peace-time production represents risks they are not willing to accept. A consortium of these companies determine they must find a new way to restore the lost military contracting. Their plan calls for them to manipulate the Congressional military appropriations process for their own self-interests.
Hearing of the plot, the Sentinels decide to challenge. "Voices Behind the Curtain" is a story about powerful and resourceful people, those who endeavor to implement their plan of corruption, and those who oppose it.
Jacques Roth and Mike Stone return to lead the Sentinel opposition and devise a plan capable of opposing one of the world's largest conglomerates.
Meet Miss Mercedes, a former Miss Universe winner, whose ambition to become a celebrated actress has led to her downfall. Follow her life as she re-invents herself and influences those around her. Natalie Cummins, the retired star of the London and New York musical stages, is determined to use her entertainment experience to find British employment for "Back Listed" Hollywood actors, writers, and directors. Marco Tanfredi and Don Cerreta, two second-generation Sicilians, who have learned to it is necessary to resist the 'temptations of the street, ' if they wish to pursue their American Dream"
The reader is allowed to ride side-saddle with these principal characters as they proceed to protect the integrity of Congressional Appropriations process. Their journey leads them through the entertainment industry in Mexico, Southern California, London, and New York.
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