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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Dinar Dream Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:239
  • eBook ISBN:9781626752726

The Dinar Date

A Wild Ride Navigating the Coming Currency Storm

by Chase Carlton

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What do Caribbean islands, international business interests, living on a sailboat and global currencies, have in common?. Meet Quaid. When a theoretically routine assignment suddenly runs aground he finds himself in dangerous waters. In the international sailing community, however, his solo lifestyle with strong personal sovereignty did not necessarily distinguish him. Quaid’s quest for ways to maintain his freedom and lifestyle require humor, cunning and the unexpected - his recipe for staying a step ahead of the forces that want him gone. The Iraqi Dinar, unscrupulous currency traders, an attractive intuitive client and struggles for economic freedom all collide. Not trusting any system or government, he forges strange allies that soon complicate his life, in this story of monetary power brokers and personal survival. Disturbing, yet all too believable questions about personal freedoms, the safety and value of our money and trust in our governments all arise. The dynamic interplay of fact and fiction produces both a compelling read and a very believable character in Quaid. Whether the desirable intuitive Nicole wants a short term affair or becomes the partner of his dreams adds to Quaid's list of growing unknowns.
After buying more than 200 million dinar in the last two years Quaid was undecided whether it was a great investment or a scam. Either way it made no difference to his lifestyle. His mistress was his only significant expense. Providing him with both a place to live and transportation it seemed a fair trade to pay her expenses. Conservatively she was worth an easy 250 thousand. He spent a bit less than half that each year on their combined lifestyle. He was very pleased with this arrangement. After ten years of no watch, no regular job and answering to no one he felt fairly autonomous. His sleek steel mistress, ‘Current Sea’ was 52 feet on the waterline. She helped him earn a living. It was not a livelihood that could be defined or categorized. His small network of close friends never asked each other what supported their respective lifestyles. It simply wasn’t done. There was a great deal of talk and speculation among the cruising crowd about global currency revaluations. The timing, rate and likelihood of the Iraqi dinar becoming a recognized internationally traded currency of significant value had been debated for years. Quaid listened but mainly kept his opinions to himself. He considered worldwide economics and a host of other relevant financial considerations when making any international investment. Hedging his bets with an investment in dinar felt like he was betting with the house. He doubted his current job had anything to do with dinar. It started out simply enough but inexplicably had blown up. He had no clear picture what was in play or why. In part, that was the nature of what he did. There was no control he didn’t suffer from that illusion. He just needed to deal with the current problems.
About the author
Chase Carlton’s unique lifestyle includes living on a sailboat in the Caribbean for many years while his business interests have kept him involved with international business and finance. The Dinar Date was inspired by people, events and confidential conversations. The world of cruising sailors has supplied varied viewpoints, information and enjoyment relative to currencies and theories about who and what controls the global economies. This book was inspired by discussions with people that arise at crazy hours, to trade currency on the world exchanges as they open. Exposure to a large group of fascinating people, with a wealth of solid ideas and resources, demanded investigation. Drawing on multiple sources of news and information, which far exceeds the limited and censored news provided by mainstream media, a variety of provocative questions are raised. There is an increasing body of material, facts, theories, rumors, exposés, blogs, books and newsletters that address the growing global economic crisis and governmental power struggles. The first book in this series brings readers into intriguing little known aspects of the worlds of sailing and international finance. The second book in the unfolding story of international currency revaluations and personal survival is underway. It explores scenarios and events post RV amidst multiple power struggles. Quaid deals with the risks and options created by new found wealth. Chase is an avid nature photographer and spends much of his time exploring the more remote portions of the countries he visits. Saving whales and dolphins from the devastating underwater sonic programs of the US Navy are two of his concerns for preserving the vanishing marine life in our oceans.