The Prometheus Effect by David FlemingGenre: Science Fiction
Jack is a ferociously independent man with a mind that comes along once in a generation, but even geniuses make mistakes. The City, a secret organization with a mission to secure peace for mankind, works toward a solution to save the world from a century of bad decisions.
A few countries have discovered that the Age of Oil is coming to an end and are playing a deadly game of deception to ensure they possess the final reserves. The United States, no longer the prime superpower, is targeted by a destructive force to end its remaining might.
While the world plays its lethal schemes, one child, rescued by the City, refuses to be just a pawn after he is included in the game. Just like the mythical Prometheus, he has the power to save humanity… or burn it into extinction.