Wouldn't it be nice to end our dependence on foreign oil, and fuel automobiles with a cheap and abundant energy source? Corith College scientist George Hollaway thinks he's found the answer to this dilemma when he finally succeeds in squeezing fuel from the tenacious kudzu plant. But when George seeks financial advice for his discovery from newly hired economics professor Dia Fenner, he receives some bad news. He's overlooked some key costs in producing kudzu fuel that make the alternative unprofitable in today's marketplace. Yet powerful forces see kudzu fuel as the ticket to their dreams, including the interim college president and two influential businessmen. When Dia persists in presenting her economic arguments questioning the fuel, she first finds her job'then her life'in jeopardy. Her house is vandalized, she's attacked, and shadowy figures stalk her. Someone is trying to silence Dia. Will they succeed?Walden, Michael is the author of 'Micro Mischief A Dia Fenner Economic Thriller', published 2006 under ISBN 9780595388790 and ISBN 0595388795.