Grand Traverse

Grand Traverse

by Michael Beres

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Grand Traverse 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
dspoon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The year is 2040. The world is in chaos. A valiant few have taken on the struggle to help the planet through its violent lethal pilgrimage to the future. A valiant few, dogged by evil. Paul Carter, his family forced from their home by a toxic chemical spill, becomes an environmental activist. After winning a class-action suit against the chemical company responsible, he establishes a rural commune-style community. When his wife contracts breast cancer, his hopes and dreams rest on the destiny of his daughter, Jamie. Jamie Carter, whose life has been irrevocably affected by the toxic chemical spill, is obsessed with the environment. Friends, including a Chernobyl survivor, encourage her to enter political life. Her ideas gain worlwide attention, catapulting her into a limelight that proves to be a double-edged sword. Heather West has the compulsion needed for success in a politically divided, media-driven society. After a lawsuit hat destroys her family, she uses her good looks and sex appeal to enter the world of television. But it's more than fame she craves. It's revenge.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book which handles the way things will go in the world as the climate changes, as told through the viewpoints of some likeable, and not so likeable, characters.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The earth is heading toward pandemic environmental disaster. However, Paul Carter and his family do not worry about the orb as the crisis to them is local. Ducain Chemical contaminated Easthaven. He sues and wins, but his victory is hollow as his beloved wife Judy suffers from breast cancer. Ironically they met during an environmental protest back when Reagan was President........................... Three decades later Paul¿s daughter Jamie believes the toxic chemical spill is the pivotal point of her life though she was only two at the time. She successfully becomes a political activist, a soldier, ¿Chemical Jamie¿, in the war to save the embattled planet.... ................ Heather West seeks vengeance from the family that successfully won a lawsuit against her father that ruined him and destroyed her heritage. When she makes it big time on television, it furthers her life¿s goal to destroy the internationally popular daughter of the man who devastated her dad. The two daughters are on a collision course that has global impact neither of their fathers could have remotely envisioned.................... Michael Beres paints a bleak ashen future on a planet devastated by environmental disasters. The story line focuses on how the two women react to the key identical incident in their respective lives. One uses this to become a crusader while the other uses it to spread culpability on others for what she and her family lost. There is no question on what side of the environment argument Mr. Beres is on as his twenty-first century looks as if mankind is one step away from extinction yet a thousand points of light still shine with hope to save the world................. Harriet Klausner