The Level Playing Field – A Novel of Foreign Intrigue

The Level Playing Field is a gripping novel of foreign intrigue.  When Japan sees the threat from a solution that could level the playing field in global trade, hidden power brokers within the Japanese government begin a campaign to silence and kill the U.S. led initiative.

The Samurai are not dead, as a secret army using weapons of finance and psychological control, as well as murder, explain Japan’s domination of foreign trade. Their motivation becomes apparent as Scott Maxwell discovers a hidden society, a shakai. Democratic elections uphold the Japanese facade as the shakai manipulates every move in business, foreign trade, the judiciary and the political system.

Tokyo’s secret agenda of deception is soon discovered, and the chase begins. One step away and getting closer, it’s a game where death becomes an acceptable option. Powerful and convincing, the new-ones being trained in the Emperor’s secret army drive the story until we finally beat the Japanese at their own game.

We hope you enjoy the novel and come back to give it a review.

John Kingston

P.S.-  The novel’s underlying theme highlights a Level Playing Field with our foreign trade partners, and how it defines a starting place for trade negotiations. Free trade means more than free markets, but also consumers who can make free choices.

In a democratic society we are free to pursue goals with independence of thought and ability, which virtually guarantees that not all people will understand the intricacies of how economic factors affect our lives. We come from different walks of life; artists, engineers, housewives, and business people, with competing backgrounds and interests, and this characterization includes our elected representatives and politicians.

We elect representatives for a variety of reasons and hope they are informed about things like economics and trade, but they are not.  We must have a standardized measurement for them to start with. They will always negotiate; trading away the benefits of one industry for the benefit of another, but that negotiation should always start from middle ground.