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Atlantic Books, Jul 1, 2009 - Fiction - 300 pages
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Joe Benton has been elected the forty-eighth president of the United States. Only days after the election results, Benton learns from his predecessor that previous estimates regarding the effect of global warming on rising sea levels have been grossly underestimated. With the world terrifyingly close to catastrophe, Benton must save the United States from environmental devastation. He resumes secret bilateral negotiations with the Chinese - now the world's worst polluter - and as the two superpowers lock horns, the ensuing battle of wits becomes a race against time. With tension escalating on almost every page and building to an astonishing climax, Matthew Glass's visionary and deeply unsettling thriller steers us into the dark heart of political intrigue and a future that is all too terrifyingly believable.

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User Review  - Ameise1 - LibraryThing

It wasn't a good reading. First, it took a long time to get at the bottom of the thread. It was not only boring it was also very confusing and surreal. Furthermore it wasn't catching or gripping it was more a very hard deal to get through the plot. I definitely can't recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - cathymoore - LibraryThing

This wasn't really what I was expecting, and it has turned out to really not be my sort of thing. The story is set in the not too distant future and opens with the newly elected president of the USA ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Matthew Glass lives in the UK. Ultimatum is his first novel.

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