The tag line one the dust jacket is “Sometimes you can tell more truth through fiction.” The setting for The Scorpion’s Gate is mainly the Middle East and though written in 2005 some of the action is somewhat prophetic and a vast Islamic state has been created. Iran is causing trouble. The Chinese are not behaving. And those damn Russians. Sounds a bit like today? As the world races toward war to quench their thirst for oil it is hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. A small group of individuals put their careers and lives at risk to expose the bad guys and are determined to avoid World War III.