Texas On The Rocks
Copyright 1986 by
Daniel da Cruz
I first read this on the 15th February 2008.
In the USA of 2008, the water is almost gone and the food
and manufacturing with it. America is slumping and
deflating down as food supplies fail and the government
There's only one solution that will bring enough water to
the US. An iceberg must be towed from the Pole to the US,
docked and made to feed the entire US as it melts.
Ripley Forte is the man to do this mammoth task.
The problem is he's decided not to dock the iceberg in
the US, but to deliver it to the newly-independent Texas.
The USA, Israel, the USSR and even the woman he loves want
to cheat him, stop him and put him out of the picture.
This is Ripley Forte they're dealing with
and they are all in for a surprise.
A Boys Own adventure with real men, real but treacherous,
women and big problems solvable by science and determined
action. As a teenager reading this book you'd come out of
it inspired and ready to read, learn
and take on the world. As an adult, you arise
from the reading slightly queazy, a bit dirtier but relieved
that the world and it's people aren't really that simple.
Loaded on the 23rd March 2011.