Vendor: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages: 640
Dimensions: 7.13 × 5.31 (inches)
Ultimatum is a terrifying political thriller set in a future where climate change has become the central issue of global politics, creating tensions that eventually propel the United States and China to the brink of war. When idealistic Democrat Joe Benton becomes the 48th president of the United States, he replaces four years of Republican apathy with an agenda of dynamic reform. But within weeks, he is forced to face the threat of environmental devastation posed by accelerated global warming. China -- with its appalling record of pollution and refusal to do anything about it -- becomes the enemy, and as the two superpowers lock horns, the ensuing battle of wits becomes a race against time as the world edges towards a tragedy of unprecedented proportions.
Taking over where Primary Colors and The West Wing left off, Matthew Glass’s visionary and deeply unsettling thriller steers us into the dark heart of political intrigue and a future that is all too believable.