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The Trojan Horse Conspiracy: The Infiltration and Destruction of American Democracy

Dick Nelson

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781432795085

Reviewed by Leslie Granier

The original idea of a Trojan horse is found in Homer’s works. They recount how the Greeks were unable to overtake the Trojans militarily causing them to come up with a clever plan to infiltrate from within. They offered a large wooden horse. which the Trojans accepted as a peace-offering. However, inside the horse were Greek soldiers who, using the element of surprise, defeated the Trojans to win the war. In “The Trojan Horse Conspiracy” by Dick Nelson, the Russian and Chinese governments team up to formulate a long-term plan to secretly manipulate people and events to cause the US economy and government to crumble without any blood being shed. Through the use of timely political figures (beginning with Ronald Reagan) and events (including the 9/11 terrorist attacks) the author demonstrates just how far people are willing to go to attain world domination.

At the center of the story is Brad Tilsdale, a US government agent who is not big on following rules. However, he is extremely perceptive and has an excellent track record. As he gets close to uncovering the foreign governments’ plot, moles in the US government constantly shuffle him to different projects to keep their scheme intact. As he begins to realize something is not quite right with the situation, Brad really has to be careful about whom he can trust as he sifts through government bureaucracy and cover-ups.
“The Trojan Horse Conspiracy” is an amazing book. The author laid out the plot in such a way that the reader was allowed to know what was going to happen but had absolutely no idea what events would unfold to reach the endpoint. There were numerous plot twists, which made it more exciting to watch the story unravel. No one was above suspicion in this tangled web for the quest for political dominance.

I highly recommend “The Trojan Horse Conspiracy” by Dick Nelson. It will appeal to an adult audience of both genders. Having an interest in politics is not required for the reader to enjoy this story. Anyone who appreciates a finely crafted work that challenges the mind and soul will be pleased with this selection. I definitely will seek out new releases from this author.