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Strike Price: Lynn Dayton Thriller #2

Strike Price: Lynn Dayton Thriller #2


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Murder disrupts a billion-dollar oil deal STRIKE PRICE is a story about a business deal turned deadly, concluding with a plot to destroy a hidden, crucial US oil center and bring the US into confrontation with another global power. To stop the plot and save lives, up-by-the-bootstraps Lynn Dayton must trust a Cherokee elder who carries a corrosive secret. Exclusively in the print edition, STRIKE PRICE features authentic Cherokee syllabary text in clues that tie fascinating Native American history to global high-stakes drama today. "If you're looking for big business wheeling-and dealing, international intrigue, murder, mayhem and high-geared action, you've come to the right place. Toss in a charming and nervy protagonist like Lynn Dayton and L.A. Starks' STRIKE PRICE is right on the money. Well-written, well-plotted and well worth a reader's time..." Carlton Stowers - - - two-time Edgar winner "STRIKE PRICE takes the reader from Oklahoma Indian reservations to the streets of Florence, in an imaginative and well informed fusion of oil refining economics, Native American politics, and the potential for lethal mayhem in the global energy market." Michael Ennis - - - author of New York Times bestseller, The Malice of Fortune "Plan on not sleeping tonight." James Gary Vineyard - - - author of The Grave On Peckerwood Hill "Fast-paced and convincingly choreographed, Starks' novel presents a spot-on depiction of today's oil business that grips and scares and offers the reader plenty to think about." Richard Holcroft - - - author of Patriot's Blood Summary: When several people involved in bidding for an oil refinery are murdered, the situation becomes far more than a billion-dollar business deal. A self-made woman in the oil industry, Lynn Dayton fights to save lives when escalating attacks reveal a hired assassin's plan to disrupt oil trade, wreck world economies, and draw another global power into dangerous confrontation with the United States. Are the killers rogue civil servants challenging the Cherokees' financial independence, Sansei operatives again wreaking violence, or sinister investors swapping the bidding war for a real one? Lynn Dayton and Cherokee tribal executive Jesse Drum must learn to trust each other so they can find and stop the killers. Can sobering up really be fatal? How have so many of the deaths been made to appear accidental? Who's creating weapons with modern poisons and ancient Cherokee arts?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991110704
Publisher: Nemaha Ridge Publishing Group LLC
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Series: Lynn Dayton thrillers , #2
Edition description: revised
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

L. A. Starks is the author of the Lynn Dayton thriller series and an energy investor. 13 DAYS: THE PYTHAGORAS CONSPIRACY, Lynn Dayton Thriller #1, received 5-star ratings. STRIKE PRICE, the second, is also 5-star-rated by reviewers and won the Texas Association of Authors' 1st Place Award for best mystery/thriller. Starks was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Oklahoma, and earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Tulane University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. In her day job, she is an energy business veteran experienced in engineering (during which she co-authored a U.S. patent), finance, and marketing who writes about energy analysis and investment as a paid contributor to two Seeking Alpha platforms.

Starks has also written and published five short stories and numerous non-fiction articles. She's appeared at over 150 book marketing events and is active on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Goodreads, with nearly the maximum of 5000 Goodreads friends. Additionally, she served as investment oversight chair and as treasurer of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

Her favorite destination is wherever an airplane will take her. She has run seventeen half-marathons.

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Ed Fields is a Cherokee language instructor and has earned the honor of Cherokee National Treasure.

Linda Lewis was L. A. Starks' younger sister.

Table of Contents

Historical Notes and References, pp. 337

Four of Oklahoma's Native American Nations, pp. 337

Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, pp. 338-342

Cherokee Syllabary Illustration Matrix, pp. 338

Osage Nation, pp. 343-345

Ponca Tribe, pp. 345-347

The Tulsa Riot of 1921, pp. 347-352

The Oklahoma City Bombing, pp. 352-353

The Tulsa Riot of 1921, p. 347

The Dust Bowl, 1930s, p. 351

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