When Dr. Jeremiah Xavier witnesses the terrifyingly destructive force of a covert experiment on a radical new fuel source gone wrong at a research facility located deep in the Black Hills of South Dakota he finds himself narrowly dodging assassination attempts and searching for answers, calling in old favors and eluding government officials around the world.
Meanwhile, Kongi Khan-the chairman of the Zangshe Inc., a privately owned Chinese corporation providing the majority of the world’s supply of uranium, will stop at nothing to take control of the breakthrough discovery, and will even go as far as using this potential but unstable energy source as a weapon of mass destruction. His supporters will do everything in their power to ensure his success — even if it turns out to be their downfall.
On the other end of the spectrum, the revered and respected Chinese Minister of Technology has made it his mission to halt Zangshe’s sloppy operations once and for all. And the race is on. The pace quickens when a techie deep in the sub-basement of CIA headquarters slowly uncovers Zangshe’s deadly plot, and as a result, Dr. Xavier finds himself on a small boat in the Gulf of Mexico with the world’s fate in his hands.
— Carol Killman Rosenberg
Geoff Hammond is a successful entrepreneur. Although he’s been writing for many years, The Last Khan is his first novel. Inexplicably, his extensive treatises related to business ventures and strategic misadventures somehow became the precursors for this seemingly ripped-from-the-headlines fictitious work. He and his wife, Jayne, divide their time between the pristine beaches of South Florida and the gentle, rolling hills of Tennessee.
This is a novel for those who think clearly and relish the thrill of plausible, orderly suspense. In The Last Khan, one is brought into the arcane world of Planckian atoms and, at the outset, might fear the mind will go hurl-a-whirl in contemplation. No worries are warranted, however, because the author writes with Saganesque clarity and allows one to glide over the physics. . . . It is not too much to say that one is left on razor’s edge by the logic and skillful narrative until the final few paragraphs of the work.
— Charles Cox, PH.D. IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
“Blockbuster plot . . . a heart-pounding thriller. Twisting and turning at every level. This story will keep you so riveted that you’ll need to keep food and drink close by.”
— Stephen Joseph Keeler, Member Of The Council For Emerging National Security Affairs
“Amazingly powerful imagery about the world and intensely personal descriptions of the people in a gripping story. Fiction so real you wouldn’t know it. Geoff Hammond’s writing in this book makes him the new master of shock and awe.”
— Bob Weiner, White House and Congress National Columnist
Horizon Publishing is pleased to announce The Last Khan’s $10,000 essay contest for college students and journalists.
The essay and application period has been extended. All essays must be submitted online by June 30, 2012, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time.
The Last Khan takes a compelling look at the 'what if ' scenario. If you dare to read it, I challenge you to allow yourself to delve further into your own thoughts — let your mind soar, think, analyze and hypostulate your own 'what if 'scenario. Then, send us your personal perspective — I'll reward the most insightful response with $10,000. Intrigued? Read The Last Khan and then click on the Contest tab on the home page and submit your essay according the the criteria provided. The proverbial ball now lies in your court.
— Geoff Hammond
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