Micro Mischief by Michael Walden
A Dia Fenner Economic Thriller

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Wouldn’t it be nice to end our dependence on foreign oil, and fuel automobiles with a cheap and abundant energy source? Corith College scientist George Hollaway thinks he’s found the answer to this dilemma when he finally succeeds in squeezing fuel from the tenacious kudzu plant.

But when George seeks financial advice for his discovery from newly hired economics professor Dia Fenner, he receives some bad news. He’s overlooked some key costs in producing kudzu fuel that make the alternative unprofitable in today’s marketplace. Yet powerful forces see kudzu fuel as the ticket to their dreams, including the interim college president and two influential businessmen.

When Dia persists in presenting her economic arguments questioning the fuel, she first finds her job—then her life—in jeopardy. Her house is vandalized, she’s attacked, and shadowy figures stalk her. Someone is trying to silence Dia. Will they succeed?


About Michael Walden

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MICHAEL L. WALDEN is Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University, where he teaches courses in consumer economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and resource economics. He is the author of several books and over 200 academic articles, research monographs, conference presentations, and research reports on economic and consumer behavior. He writes and co-produces two radio programs, The Economic Perspective and The Economic Focus; writes the bi-weekly newspaper column, You Decide; and conducts public programs on issues of economic forecasting, behavior, and development.
Published August 1, 2006 by iUniverse, Inc.. 166 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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