By John Dobbyn
What do Boston, Dublin, and Sierra Leone have in universal? The stream of “blood diamonds” at huge, immense revenue yet grave human cost: mafia killings in Boston and eire and baby enslavement and homicide in Sierra Leone. And who's ensnared in the midst of all of this — Michael Knight and Lex Devlin.
Can they cease the significantly ecocnomic exchange of those tainted jewels? they have to come among the Italian mafia within the North finish of Boston and the Irish mafia in South Boston together with a few remnants of the IRA in eire. they need to additionally pit themselves opposed to the enslaved and lethal child-army in Sierra Leone, who smuggle those diamonds into the mainstream for funds to shop for guns and medication. At nice own probability, Knight and Devlin fight to discover an answer that satisfies this disparate blend of characters and, optimistically, dampens the diamond movement.
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The primary means of transportation will be by land. Railroad technologies will be crucial. It isn't certain at this juncture who will dominate this immense region and where the center of the European sphere will be. Europe's equivalent to Japan's archipelago, wired and covered by a latticework of speed train tracks, is the region THE EVOLUTION 56 THE S T R U G G L E FOR S U P R E M A C Y that extends from London to Milan, passing Brussels, Paris, and Frankfurt. This area seems the best placed as the candidate for the center of the European sphere.
In time, the United States will surely adjust to a new identity. Perhaps by the early years of the new century, the reality can be codified in a new set of institutions. Such institutions will be required to link the diverse countries that make up the Pacific sphere. Ultimately, that sphere will become organized, but in a much different way than the European Community. The Pacific countries are hobbled by their lack of any common history. Nor do they share an intimate 54 THE S T R U G G L E FOR S U P R E M A C Y understanding of the models and levels of development of their neighbors.
But, what is not made in the United States proper only provides indirect benefits to the American economy. The economic deficit has grown, while America's role in the global economy has shrunk: in the past fifteen years, 42 THE S T R U G G L E FOR S U P R E M A C Y American industry lost six percentage points of its share of the world market. Japan, in the same period, gained fifteen points. America's share of the market for machine tools—an essential product indicative of a country's economic competitiveness—has fallen from 25 percent to 5 percent in thirty years, while that of Japan has increased from o percent to 22 percent.
Deadly Diamonds (Knight and Devlin, Book 4) by John Dobbyn