The Take-Us by John R. Takacs
Hardcover: 303 pages
Publisher: Age Publishing Company (September 1, 2008)
This book is about John Christenson, an ingenious man who was able to build a car that generates its own power and uses no gas - just what we need in this day and age! His invention - called the Take-Us - could be the next big thing for the United States and be the first big step in cutting our dependency on foreign oil.
John teams up with Leena Delaney - a TV reporter - and together they plan a nation wide promotion of this wonderful car. They plan to drive the car from New York to San Francisco without any gas, and they will televise their progress.
But, greed being what it is, this simple trip across the country turns into a life or death situation as the large oil corporations from around the world plan to destroy, not only the car, but the brilliant mind behind the invention.
This book is action packed as John and Leena try to maneuver ambushes and pitfalls around every corner. Of course, an action book would not be complete without romance and this unstoppable team of two fall in love.
I was amazed at the twists and turns this book took, and not just the expanded road trip. Futuristic in natural, but dealing with relevant issues, this is a good book for fictionalizing the problems in today's society. I recommend this book to anyone who believes, "Yes we can."