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A freakish natural disaster depletes more than half of the oil supply of the United States.__________OPEC hikes the price of oil, threatening the economic survival of the U.S. economy.__________A new American President, R. Gary West, Jr., facesMoreA freakish natural disaster depletes more than half of the oil supply of the United States.__________OPEC hikes the price of oil, threatening the economic survival of the U.S. economy.__________A new American President, R. Gary West, Jr., faces deadly terrorist attacks as he struggles to save a nation on the verge of collapse.Marc Garrett and Gerri Miller meet in the first semester of their freshman year at Georgia Tech. Both major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. They become romantically involved by the second semester and partner for a three-year undergraduate thesis. Their ambitious project involves the design of theH Factor, a device which will separate hydrogen from water, convert it into energy, and could eliminate the need for fossil fuels. Their goals are three-fold---improve the environment and reduce global warming, eliminate the United States and its allys dependence on foreign oil, and stop the revenues that the oil produces to fund terrorism around the world.When the H Factor passes its tests on the proving grounds of Universal Motors, Marc and Gerri face unforeseen dangers. Desperate to obtain the technology and unable to block production of the new hydrogen converter,, Iranian government officials set in motion plans to forcibly seize it and its inventors. The Israeli Mossad gets wind of this and passes it on to the CIA, who in turn alerts Gerri and Marc. Faced with a deadly confrontation in the midst of global turmoil, the students are determined to survive. Their actions and decisions drive rapidly to a startling conclusion.