Xanadu and the Tweetstorm, 

Bryant Wieneke's latest political thriller, is now available!

When a crude man of dubious character is elected President of the United States, the ripple effects shake the world. Nathan Steele's impulsive foreign policy leads him to confront China regarding its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. Inevitably, misunderstandings and distrust exacerbate tensions between the two superpowers. Russia wants to help, but are they really only helping themselves? Meanwhile, America's humanitarian efforts in West Africa are disrupted, and the U.S. President faces rumors of impeachment.

About the Author

Bryant Wieneke has written an eclectic set of books, from the uplifting tale of his life-and-death battle with Stage 4 cancer (Melanoma without a Cause) to the lighthearted account of his Peace Corps adventures in West Africa  (A Dry and Thirsty Land). His most far-reaching and ambitious works are the novels in his Priority Series, political thrillers that offer a humanitarian alternative to violence. His 2020 novel, Xanadu and the Tweetstorm, tells the compelling story of how international politics can affect the lives of ordinary people. 


Priority One, The Santa Barbara Priority, The Mission Priority, Timbuktu and Ouaga Too, Beware of Pirates, A Grain of Sand, and 

Xanadu and the Tweetstorm

The Priority Series is a compelling, action-oriented set of anti-war novels for the post-9/11 era. The adventures begin with a pacifistic water specialist getting drafted to work with a gung-ho Homeland Security agent in the War on Terror. Over the course of the series, the two figures - along with a sexy Russian agriculturalist and numerous local personalities -  become part of a unique program designed to deter sub-Saharan terrorism through humanitarian efforts. But militarism and violence cast a long shadow, especially following America's presidential election of 2016. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Sahara Desert, the Priority Series presents an idealism that captures the spirit of common values across cultures and culminates in real hope for the future. 



Bryant Wieneke has written a political suspense book like a modern day Robert Ludlum for lovers of suspenseful political thrillers. He spins an elaborate espionage tale that forces the reader to turn pages. 


Lawrence and Ezequiel Lihosit in Peace Corps Writers about The Mission Priority



Priority Series novels


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