The World War Offshore…no one knows how it started or who’s behind it, but one thing’s for certain: It’s the biggest anti-capitalist demonstration the world has ever seen. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, spread across six continents, demanding an end to the “non-accountability of the one percent”, reregulation of the world’s financial services, and a new era of social justice.
MI7 takes the view that it’s a problem best left to the appropriate law-enforcement agencies – with the exception of one little detail. In order to get off the ground so effectively, its organizers had to bypass GCHQ in Britain and the NSA in America. A breathtakingly impressive achievement, and possibly an ominous one. Next time, whoever does that may not be so benign.
Agent John Mordred is assigned to investigate. His inquiry takes him halfway across the globe before depositing him in the Crown dependency of Jersey for what looks like a war of attrition. And then, completely out of the blue, there’s a breakthrough.
Written before the publication of either the Panama Papers or the Paradise Papers, World War O tackles one of the most hotly debated topics of recent times: taxation and corporate wealth. Just what, if anything, do the rich owe to the poor?