BOREALIS 2045: THE SERIES
A wild and ruthless multi-national competition for the last of the world’s great oil reserves....
TIME: The 21st century … 2045
By now the Arctic ice caps have been significantly reduced in density by decades of global warming.
SITUATION: A Paradigm Shift in International Interest in the Arctic
For the first time ever, it is possible to mine the valuable deposits of oil (second in size only to Saudi Arabia), natural gas and diamonds, as well as to navigate these resources on large ships through the Northwest Passage.
As a result, by 2045 Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic is being internationally challenged. The Chinese are sending submarines, the Russians planting flags on the ocean floor and the United States establishing military bases.
PLACE: International Free Zone … The Town of Borealis … The Arctic
To keep the peace in this hotly disputed area, the League of Nations creates an international free zone -- a small, crude, under-equipped and uniquely dangerous town.
No one is here for the quality of life. However, there is a local bar, a low-tech medical clinic, a high-tech gym and an updated brothel (with a zero gravity chamber). These amenities service the “needs” of the motley collection of spies, government officials, UN representatives, Inuit and adventurers competing for the buried riches.
THE ACTION: Everyone has an agenda – all of them cut-throat
Borealis is the setting for most of the intrigue and action, a deadly high stakes game which only the winners survive. The pastimes of the town’s unsavory residents include, to name just a few, murder, drug dealing, prostitution, industrial espionage, graft, bribery, political maneuvering.
The tenuous fabric of international accord is fast unraveling…Only our protagonist, Vic Carboneau, can hold it together...