The “slimy symbiosis” between industrial wind companies and politicians is the setting of Mike Bond’s latest novel, SAVING PARADISE, already being called the environmental novel of the decade. Bond, a best-selling novelist, international energy expert and long-time foe of the wind industry, brings his deep experience of the energy and investment business to bear in this fast-selling eco-thriller.
Set in Hawaii, where wind companies and conniving politicians are now attempting to cover huge parts of the State’s two most beautiful islands with a $16 billion scam called Big Wind and the Interisland Cable, SAVING PARADISE is changing people’s minds about industrial windpower.
It tells the story of Pono Hawkins, a well-known surfer and former Special Forces Afghanistan veteran who gets caught up in the murder a beautiful Honolulu reporter. Trying to track down her killers, he finds himself facing death or life in prison as a cabal of powerful wind companies, foreign killers and crooked politicians turns the blame on him.
With detailed descriptions of how turbines slaughter birds and bats, impact human health and destroy communities and wildlands, SAVING PARADISE shows how the “wind Nazis” try to divide people, bribe opponents and lie about the benefits of wind projects. Explaining why wind projects don’t lower CO2 or fossil fuel use, it reveals industrial wind’s egregious subsidy scams, national debt costs, and catastrophic environmental and social impacts.
Alive with the sights, sounds and history of Hawaii, Saving Paradise is also a rich portrait of what Pono calls “the seamy side of paradise”, and a relentless thriller of politics, lies, manhunts and remorseless murder.
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Attention, anti-wind groups: Contact the author about getting copies of Saving Paradise at cost to use for fundraising: bondma/cs.com