Coastal Mountain Range, Canada
Luke Raven, the elusive billionaire, laughed out loud.
“This is too easy. You want to control the world Sying? You’re going to have to take it from me. And that’s never going to happen!”
Luke strode from a portable computer terminal to the five-foot square LCD on the north wall. Dominating the room was a satellite view of North Korea.
“I am the gatekeeper and this powder keg is about to erupt.”
To his right, he could watch downtown Shanghai, the Jin Mao Tower to be exact. He turned to Russia. Grigenko was up to something again. Sharif was scheming; he could feel it. Disgusted, he turned away from another screen and the ranting of the ISIS leader.
The world’s tightest security protected everything that went on in his three war rooms. No one could breach them. He’d designed each room with elements that were literally out of this world; and he manipulated all of it. He called them his ‘playgrounds’.
“Maybe the government should have thought twice when they brought me inside. The technology I’ve let them have and what I’ve kept for myself makes me the most powerful man on this planet.
How can I trust this group in office to put the country’s interests first? They are money hungry warmongers, in for the fast buck from whatever special interest group will pay them the most. ”
Luke took control of his emotions. He was a man of honor. A true American patriot.
He opened the bar fridge next to his laptop. I need to chill out, he thought. Tully’s black coffee ice cubes.
He returned to an ongoing Chess game with the world’s top Chess Master in Australia. “Come on Max, don’t give up yet. You might beat me if you keep trying.” He sucked noisily, made his move and closed his personal laptop.
Back to world affairs.
Luke sat down on a Yoga mat on the floor. From this position he watched Sying Li Ma at work in her office in Shanghai.
The cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management of the United States government was a brilliant play on her part. Luke warned them three years ago. They didn’t listen. Those in power believed it was a Chinese Government hack. But Luke knew Sying’s work. He’d taught her.
And after the fact, the Government had contacted him.
Of course the President’s Security Council was certain it was a Chinese military intelligence play. Luke knew better.
And now he had to clean it up.