Balancing Power is the story of the power struggle between a leftist anti-USA strong man, bent on changing his country’s democracy into a dictatorship, and a pro-USA military officer who risks everything against all odds to frustrate his powerful enemy’s moves and thereby preserve the democratic system. Filled with fast moving action, conspiracy, intrigue, and closely drawn characters—this book offers a glimpse of Central America as it has been and maybe still is.
Title: Balancing Power
Author: Francis Graves ‘59 is a graduate of Culver Military Academy, Pomona College and Thunderbird School of Global Management. He served 12 years in the U.S. Army and is a combat veteran of World War II and Korea. He was privileged to serve as junior Aide de Camp to General George S. Patton at the end of WW II. Following military service he was employed by ECOLAB Corporation; first as a salesman and ending as Senior Vice President International Operations. He and his wife, Donna, and their growing family, were moved by the corporation eight times and lived in as many places including Panama, Mexico and Canada during his employment. While stationed in Panama and later in Mexico he made frequent business trips to Central American countries.
In the 1980s, during the period of the Sandinista-Contra conflict in Nicaragua and the FMLN insurgency in El Salvador, Francis made several trips to Central America; once as an observer with Congregational Delegation, once as a member of an investigation team which reported to a U.S. Congressman. He has written two reports which are now part of the Congressional Record. He and his wife, Donna, were also members of an international team of observers which monitored a contested election in El Salvador.
Francis is now semi-retired and lives in Bayfield, Wisconsin. This is his first novel.
Publisher: Tate Publishing (April 17, 2012)
Price: Paperback: $29.99 / Kindle:$9.99
Description: Paperback, 432 pages
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