Novelist and Glenn Beck favorite Christopher Reich is out with a new financial thriller that merges financial sabotage and traditional terrorism into a devious plot to bring America to its knees. But besides producing a book you won’t want to put down, Reich has a more important message from his The Prince of Risk that he believes the U.S. public is missing:

“The Chinese have made industrial espionage, which means stealing our corporate secrets stealing the design of Boeing’s new wing or Pratt & Whitney’s new jet, or Oracle’s new database or Apple’s new phone…they made industrial espionage a cornerstone of their intelligence strategy and of their domestic economic strategy.”

The great crime being committed against the U.S. that no one is talking about

In an interview with Blaze Books, Reich expressed his belief that this is “one of the great… crimes being committed against the United States that I am just surprised that people are not up in arms about.” Not only is the stealing of intellectual property and technology a conscious Chinese strategy against the U.S., “but I mean they don’t see it as illegal, they see it as patriotic to steal our secrets, and of course not compensate us for it,” said the author.

The Prince of Risk centers on a Chinese plan to develop its economy while simultaneously destroying that of the U.S. by infiltrating American corporations, stealing their technologies and setting up parallel Microsoft’s, Oracle’s, General Motors’, etc. in China, while using cyber-terror and more conventional terror methods to neutralize the U.S.

According to Reich:

“the point in the book is that the Chinese have really built up intelligence organizations within the country run by their army, run by their spy service to actively dig into our computers to hack our computers, and steal these industrial secrets so their companies can make these products and profit from them. And I think it’s an outrage that we should be much more aware of.”

More broadly than just the Chinese threat, Reich hopes that readers take away from the stranger-than-fiction novel that “we need to be very zealous in guarding our industry; in guarding the hard work that Americans put in to make our country great; in not letting other countries to simply steal our work without compensation.”

In case you missed it, be sure to check out our full interview, review and an excerpt from the new thriller.