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“Fandemonium” review by David L. Blond, author of “The Phoenix Year”

When was the last time you admitted to reading a comic book, be real, tell the truth, for me it was a long, long time ago. When was the last time you watched a superhero movie or watched a Sci-Fi television show, not that long ago I bet. In today’s world where each passing moment seems to show a world less secure and more dangerous than before, who wouldn't long for a future world where heroes can battle for good…
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“The Phoenix Year” review by Rick Schindler, Culture Editor and author of Fandemonium

"Thomas Carlyle famously called economics “the dismal science.” But mixed with colorful characters, brisk action, exotic locations and generous dollops of sex, it propels an entertaining and smarter-than-average thriller from Dr. David L. Blond, The Phoenix Year. Blond is an economic consultant whose previous employers include the United Nations, the office of the Secretary of Defense and a number of global firms. Thus it’s hard not to see him as the inspiration for his own hero: Michael Ross, an economic…
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The Nature of Evil — Is Von Kleise a Villian or a Hero? by David L. Blond

Some people have considered Von Kleise, the key player in the group of wealthy men who target world equity markets for collapse, as a villain, but I’m not sure I see him in that light. The world today is locked into a system that will ultimately prove unworkable. Companies are increasingly risk adverse or driven by maintaining profits at the expense of sales and innovation. Economies are ruled by fear and the recovery from the financial recession has been uneven.…
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5* star review: “From the pen of a trained economist comes a conspiracy thriller that’s rich and gripping.” Review by The Crime Thriller Hound

"Victims are being taken from their homes and places of work, each of them important to a business executive or government official. Many of these missing women are shipped to Asian brothels and fed into the world of sex slavery. Their fate used to place demands on the powerful people who care about them. The ruthless abuse of the world’s wealthiest businessmen and families is being conducted by the Society of the Phoenix, a group of elderly billionaires. They understand…
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“The Phoenix Year Review” by Lee Seidler, Former Senior Managing Director, Bear, Stearns & Co

"No threat of nuclear devastation, global pandemic, nor infinitely multiplying bugs, will be found in David Blond’s The Phoenix Year. Instead, Blond, a trained economist, has his heroes confronting the possible destruction of the global economic system. He applies his knowledge of world financial institutions to a complex plot wherein the villains intend to create a better world by destroying the existing economic structure. The Phoenix Year delivers an exciting mixture of clear and understandable financial education coupled with a…
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“The Phoenix Year is a taut, sexy thriller.” Review by Professor Laurie Cinquini, MFA

"The Phoenix Year is a taut, sexy thriller. If John Le Carré had set characters loose during the global economic crisis the result might have been something like this book: a fast-paced, dramatic ride into the shadowy worlds of spycraft and high finance. I found myself reading faster and faster—Blond knows how to ratchet up the tension and create compelling characters. I'm looking forward to reading more of his work." Prof. Laurie Cinquini, MFA The Phoenix Year is available now…
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5 * Review by Ted Flicker [Book: The Phoenix Year]

I was delighted to receive a review from Ted Flicker. Writer-Director of The President’s Analyst. Creator, Director and Owner of Barney Miller TV Series. Novelist and Sculptor. "David Blond has pulled off an almost impossible feat. He managed to take the most esoteric formulas of modern Economic Theory and made the wind-up spring driving the plot forward. But the damned book is sexy! Sexie & Economics? Who’s kidding who? And it’s a taut thriller. Complex. No! Simple. No! Complex! Did…
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The Phoenix Year | Available Now

The Phoenix Year is Available Now from leading stockists “… from out of the fire, would rise a new order, like the legend of the phoenix. There would emerge a new world, a new super economy…” So starts a sequence of events destined to rock world economies to their very core. On the 50th anniversary of their induction into the Society of the Phoenix, a group of billionaires is about to change the world dramatically, with devastating effect. Overseen by…
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Meet the characters: Ben & Lilly Masters, Kim Donovan and Pyotr Avramowitz…

Ben & Lilly Masters Ben Masters and his society wife, Lilly, are rich, famous, and self-absorbed. They have a loveless marriage filled with lovers, drugs, and trophy possessions. Their daughter Beth is a mess...sleeping with everyone from the gardener to her father's associates. Heinrich Von Kleise sees the Masters empire of high end properties – in Manhattan, Chicago and Los Angeles - to shopping malls and resorts as a tempting target for the Society’s plan to destabilize the financial markets.…
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Meet the Characters: Henrich von Kleise; Enigen and the Society of the Phoenix

Henrich von Kleise is a wealthy and influential businessman. His wealth comes from the value of his companies which are owned almost entirely by von Kleise. He is part of a group of billionaires and he oversees 'the Society of the Phoenix'. On the 50th anniversary of their induction into the 'Society of the Phoenix', a group of billionaires is about to change the world dramatically. Overseen by the reclusive Heinrich Von Kleise, the Society has hatched an audacious plan…
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