A NovelBook - 1998
Eisenreich. It's long been rumored in academic circles that this 16th-century Swiss monk went Machiavelli one better, writing a masterplan for world domination so explosive, so dangerous, the pope had him killed to suppress it -- but "On Supremacy" somehow survived. A few believe Hitler had a copy. The search for the manuscript is a holy grail for some, a wild goose chase for most. But when a bullet-riddled young gift shows up in Montana, and "Eisenreich" is her dying word, it becomes all too clear that not only is the document real, someone is using it.
Government agent Sarah Trent is called in and given just enough information to start digging. Her search takes her to Columbia University and a brilliant young political theorist named Xander Jaspers. Even before they understand the urgency of the situation, the Overseer's cabal begins its campaign of terror. Air traffic control screens suddenly go blank. Bombs explode at the National Gallery. The grain market teeters on the verge of collapse. Sarah and Xander realize that the only way to prevent the impending global chaos is to find the manuscript, and one violent encounter on the streets of New York proves that the Overseer intends to stop them. The race is on, from the United States to the major cities of Europe and back again, with