CrossingSavageCover-webApril 8 2014 – When one by one the world's leading experts on alternative energy are assassinated, a trail of deadly clues winds through DC, Moscow, and Caracas. With Russia's recent invasion of Crimea, the plot to author Dave Edlund's latest political thriller reads less like fiction and more like a chilling echo of world events. In Crossing Savage (Light Messages, March 2014), Edlund, a leading expert in alternative energy, brings readers face to face with the promise of energy independence––and its true cost.

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, Peter Savage and his friend Jim Nicolaou race against the clock to preserve the energy secret that promises to change the landscape of the world... or start a global war. With a plot that seems ripped from today's headlines, Edlund presents the theory of abiogenic oil production and the terrifying array of consequences that accompany the pursuit of energy independence.

Dave Edlund isn't just writing from an active imagination. He's a leading expert in hydrogen energy and an inventor on 90 US Patents and more than 120 foreign patents. He has published in excess of 100 technical articles and presentations, and has been an invited author of several technical books on alternative energy. Edlund currently resides in Bend, Oregon with his wife, son, and three dogs.

In Crossing Savage Edlund applies his expertise in alternative energy to create a meticulously researched, action-packed thriller that takes readers to the heart of the Kremlin, the White House, and the Miraflores Palace.

"It should be absolutely clear to Western Governments that Russia and other major exporters of oil and gas (OPEC countries) will use this trade as a weapon––it's happened before and will happen again," Edlund says. "In the case of Russia, as long as Europe relies on Russia for oil and gas, Putin has no reason to fear military or economic reprisals."

Edlund argues that a new understanding of energy production is key to stabilizing the world's fight for energy dominance.

"The technical knowledge exists to synthesize liquid fuels and eventually hydrogen––which are necessary for transportation––from biomass and renewable resources. We should make a decade-long commitment to implement this technology on a national scale," Edlund says. "Many green solutions already exist for stationary power consumption. The big challenge is green fuel for vehicles, and the solution is within reach."

In the face of the current Crimean conflict with Russia, Crossing Savage offers a chilling look at what's to come as the world's leading nations jostle for energy dominance.

Dave Edlund (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is available for interviews, and his book Crossing Savage is available from all major booksellers. For review copies please contact Elizabeth [at] lightmessages [dot] com. Watch the book trailer at




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