James MODE, a brilliant economist from Africa, was head-hunted by GED, a powerful consultancy with a truly global reach. He brought his star struck wife Sarah, and precocious daughter Tolu, to England. James swiftly ascended GED ranks, climbing ever closer towards the company's inner circle and gaining the trust of the mysterious, mercurial CEO of the firm, Silas Maksimos.
Determined to rid his family and nation of poverty, he unwittingly became hoodwinked into GED diabolical global agenda, who taking advantage of his aggressive ambition, turned him into a mannequin for insidious schema. He’s entangled and gullibly driving the people he loved and wanted to save from poverty, further and deeper into impoverishment.
This is what happens when a man, deluded by unbridled personal ambition, is oblique to the dangers gawping at him. The price can be very steep.
Silas is an epitome of stratagems with global agendas. He leverages unconventional tactics, and novel dynamics of interconnected world order to strategically achieve insidious global goals, with substantive manipulations of economic dynamics.
James, a brilliant economist from a humble background became ensnared in his web.
An antidote to a mysterious virus which threatens the globe is generously offered by Maksimos, who just happened to have it discovered before the outbreak occurred.
With a Master’s degree in Classical History, Sarah landed a job at the British Museum in London. Sarah, a new staff of the museum, who is left alone and increasingly worried as her husband is sucked further and further into GED, is beset by ancient, apocalyptic dreams. Sarah sought answers from the most unexpected of sources in between keeping local youths out of trouble and trying to pull her husband from GED's firm grip.
The discovery of ancient Babylonian tablets landed John and Kate Caldwell in hot water with unknown assailants. Hounded at every turn from Iraq through to England, they're burgled, betrayed and attacked but manage to retain the mystical tablets as they headed for the British Museum.
John and Kate are forced to examine the importance of the tablets and their predictions, as they compared the text translations with Sarah's incredible dreams, and discovered to their surprise that both sync up perfectly.
David Ogunde worked in Chief (Dr) Hubert Ogunde’s (his father) Theatre Company as a frontline dancer, actor and performer for many years, where he featured in theatre performances throughout the coast of West Africa, England and other parts of the world. The troupe was the first African troupe to perform at the Llangollen Eisteddfod Festival in Wales in a tent of an audience of over ten thousand people and featured in movies such as the Oblong Box starring Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. It represented Nigeria in performances at the Apollo Theatre, Canada and Madison Square Garden in New York. Apart from having been the Nigerian Theatre household name for over three decades, the company also produced several cinema releases of feature films, hosted and featured in the production of ‘Mister Johnson’ starring Pierce Brosnan in 1990.
David also studied at the National Film and Television School in Buckinghamshire, England; has written published works, produced and directed more than a dozen plays, some of which have been performed to thousands of audiences. David has worked with multinational companies and successfully led IT projects in over seventeen countries in Europe as well as the USA, Canada, Japan, China, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Brazil.
The Snare strikes me as a unique novel, if a novel it might be called. Inspired by the contemporary global events, the work has avoided bald and humdrum preachments that might have a prospect of putting off purely secular minds. The dramatic and riveting narratives, the picturesque and cinematic descriptive presentations, the rich and varied diction, the living and unforgettable characters such as James Mode, Sarah, John and Kate, the exciting scenes such as the escape from the site of the excavation of the ancient tablets make the reading of the work such a lingering and abiding experience. This is not a run-of-the-mill creation. It is a landmark creation. Every reader is bound to find it emotionally and intellectually edifying. This is my own idea of a great work.
I like this book because it takes you on high velocity race through suspense packed story. It’s like a movie, appearing so real you almost live it! If you are interested in eschatology and signs of the times: this is just the ticket!