A rural adult educator, Teira writes a thrilling psychological story in which the government and a multinational corporation conspire to commit crime in order to gain power over the masses. Nobody seems to know what is happening, yet everyone is swept up by events over which they have no power. In the middle of the confusion, V ctor Oliveira, a ruthless, overweight corporate psychologist with diabetes, is the only person unwilling to be controlled by fate. In what plays out like a Clancy adventure plot, Teira (Gusanos de Seda/Silkworms) explores the effects of a neo-liberal economy on the lower classes and the psychological effects of extreme change and stress in an urban environment. This book is written for audiences in Spain but should ring true for others because of universal themes. Recommended for large public libraries. Harold Bright, New Haven Free P.L., New Haven, CT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.