Green Goddess (Hardcover)
Can One Daring Woman Light the Way
To a New Era of Energy?
Anxiety over a looming "climate crisis" gives enemies of the Crowe Power Company a reason-or an excuse-to attack chairperson Lindsey Harper Crowe and threaten to destroy her family enterprise. She must find or feign common cause with her legion of critics, including her woke daughter engaging in street protests against her company, her ex-husband trying to regain control of the business, an administration in Washington campaigning against "Big Fossil," and a notorious hedge fund manager bent on breaking up Crowe Power under the guise of virtue investing.
Frustrated at every turn, Lindsey tries to leverage her company's groundbreaking research into fusion energy that powers the sun and the stars as a green answer. In league with a jaded PR man, Lindsey creates a dramatic demonstration to show the world how "star power" works. Failure could mean disaster for her and her company.
In recounting Lindsey's heroic effort, Green Goddess offers a satirical take on a range of contemporary issues, including climate politics, media narratives, trendy socialism, upper class guilt, corporate perversions of diversity and inclusion, and a corrupt politician's reckless use of tax money for self-enrichment.
Author Jon Pepper is a novelist, entrepreneur and consultant based in New York City. Green Goddess is the third novel in his series, Fossil Feuds.