Review of Steve Alten’s, The Shell Game, The First 911 Novel

Steve Alten’s, The Shell Game, The First 911 Novel

by Joseph Danison / March 26th, 2008

In 2008, the American people are more dangerously naĂŻve than they ever were in the 18th Century, their imagination for evil dangerously circumscribed and manipulated so that the threat to national security seems to always come from without, never from within. The smiley face of the elected government conceals the dark faces of those never elected and the people live in a politically repressed condition like hysterical Victorian virgins haunted by nuclear nightmares and the self-righteous psychosis of the Book of Revelation. Like children never taught to be wary of strangers, they are easy victims to patriotic political predators who play on their fears with promises of security and stimulus payments.

Political thrillers are the dirty books for today’s politically repressed. Unlike many novelists in this genre who regularly make the best seller list, Steve Alten integrates fact and fiction so closely that students of 911 will not be offended by any misrepresentations of the reality of that event, unless they take issue with Mike Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon. Unlike other popular writers whom one suspects are working for the Public Affairs Office of the CIA, Alten does not represent the “intelligence community” as an altruistic public service group, but rather as a cozy deny of ideological vipers. In the complex shadow world of black operations, he deftly and believably depicts the machinations of sociopathic agents, the serial rapists of the rule of law and the political perverts who carry out the dirty deeds from which the righteous virtual political reality on display before the American public is constructed.



Hal Sisson's book came before Alten's

And there are probably other 9/11 novels on smaller imprints.

It's good to see dissidentvoice putting this out. It's a good website.

For what its worth

I am sure the book will be a useful tool to reach out to people who may never be reached otherwise.

It is a creative option.

One of many tools in our arsenal to awaken the sleeping masses.

I do hope Steve Alten considers writing a second book ,NON FICTION , covering the plight of the 1st Responders & Family Members who are still struggling to get Justice and the Truth Revealed.

A personal account of the life of the 1st Responders & Family Members with regards to 911 Truth would be a POWERFUL AND COMPELLING Tool to potentially melt the hearts of the most hardened of skeptics.
The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Media - Steve Alten

Saturday March 22, 2008
Kevin Barret talks with Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", about their respective encounters with neoconmedia, including Steve's run-in with Jim Bohanon

(75 Minutes - 22 Meg)

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Thursday March 6, 2008
Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", delivers 9/11 Truth to Jim Bohanon's CBS National Radio audience (4 + million)

(40 Minutes - 11 Meg)

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Friday March 7, 2008
Alex Jones speaks with Steve Alten about his new book "The Shell Game" and takes questions from callers

(33 Minutes - 9.7 Meg)

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The Shell Game
By Steve Alten

Product Description
The story opens in 2007 when two CIA spooks meet with an American Colonel in military intelligence. The war is going badly, and President Bush, who steadfastly refuses to back down, remains unchallenged at home as Democrats and Republicans continue to toss verbal grenades positioning themselves for the 2008 elections. Meanwhile, Iran s pursuit of nuclear energy will yield enriched uranium within five years, uranium that can be used to manufacture suitcase nukes. The United States military is too drained to invade Iran, and a preemptive strike is out of the question,unless a nuclear detonation were to occur in an American city, the enriched uranium traced back to Iran. A U.S. reprisal would strike a death-blow against radical Islam, quell the insurgent violence in Iraq,and yield more oil. Yes, the cost is unthinkable but if we sit back and do nothing then one day a dozen suitcase bombs could go off in a dozen American cities bringing with it anarchy and the collapse of Western civilization. December 2011: Ashley Ace Futrell is an oil expert working for PetroConsultants, married to Kelli Doyle, a former National Security Advisor and one of the CIA spooks from the opening scene. When Kelli threatens to expose the plot, Ace finds his existence hurtling down a rabbit s hole of deceit where the orchestrated lies of the powerful few could lead to the darkest days of human existence, and the death knell for billions.

Steve Alten's Shell Game Review on Amazon

As many have no doubt noticed, the Shell Game is given a poor editorial review in central position on I am led to wonder how the process of review postings works on that site. Is it on a first come first served basis? The review, by Publisher's Weekly, is one of those that could easily have been written, (and I am sure this is the case) by someone who did not even read the book save perhaps one or two pages in a quick 5 minute browse. Its not that the review was negative that concerns me.Iit is that a review that is very thin and uninformative is given such a prominent and destructive (from a point of view of advertising) position. It seems that eitherPublisher's Weekly rushed in to post that a.s.a.p. or somehow Amazon quicky searched out a negative review.I wonder what is behind such a poor review being given such a prominent place and being left there seemingly forever?.