John Bradford Branney is the author of eight books: Shadows on the Trail, Saving Miguel, Ghosts of the Heart, Light Hidden by Darkness, Winds of Eden, When Leaves Change Color, Clock Strikes Three, and CROW and the CAVE. Available on line or at better booksellers.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Saving Miguel - Novel Presents Terrifying Vision of World Economic Collapse
A new novel from
author John Bradford Branney portrays the aftermath of a global financial collapse.
Saving Miguel is a novel set in the near future and
asks us to confront a world where pensions are gone, hedge funds have dissolved
into smoke and the banks have all collapsed. Onto this canvas, Branney paints a
stark picture of the rise of the Oligarchs, a few rich and powerful men to rule
over this new world. These new monarchs govern their worldly fiefdoms and
subjects through fear and intimidation, establishing a modern-day feudal system
rivalling that of Medieval Europe.
Author Branney spent twelve years observing the
world’s financial markets and watching them implode. During this time, the
world has witnessed the technology crash, subprime loan crisis, an overall
sluggish global economy, persistently high unemployment,
out-of-control government spending and stimulus, the European banking
crisis, and the slow growth in the previously hot economy in Asia.
The green shoots of recovery are delicate at best
and the first winds of complacency are likely to uproot them and cast them to
the rocks. This book serves as a timely reminder of the need to tend these
shoots with care.
“I watched the financial decline unfold like a
horror story playing out,” said John. “I wondered what the world would look
like if the global economy collapsed. What would happen to governments? What
would happen to ordinary citizens who rely on pension funds and investments for
retirement? Who would rule this new world?”
‘Saving Miguel’ takes place in the not too distant future when
the global economy collapses into the deepest abyss the world has ever known,
pushing over seventy-five percent of the world’s population into poverty. Most
of these people lose to this global economic crash. Security, money, dreams,
and most importantly, hope for the future all destroyed by the greed of a few.
Out of this world comes an eight-year old boy named Miguel who initiates a roller
coaster ride of events that turns the world upside down. Miguel is just a boy but he is the only hope the world has left…
John Bradford Branney was born and raised in the
United States and attended the University of Wyoming where he received a B.S.
degree in Geology. Upon graduating, John entered the oil and gas industry as an
engineer. Over his career, he held various positions in field operations, sales
and marketing, logistics, program management, and the supply chain. During his
career, he also obtained a MBA degree from the University of Colorado. John
currently lives in Houston Texas with his wife, Theresa. Saving Miguel is the second
published book by John Bradford Branney.