Michael Savage says the marketing campaign for his new novel depicting China at war with the U.S. has been sabotaged by advertisers who "fear the China lobby."
"This book has been sabotaged from the top, down. Marketing campaigns derailed," Savage told his listeners as he pointed to breaking news of the Justice Department blocking investigation of allegations that the Ames Research Center transferred weapons technology to China and other countries.
Savage said a top literary agent affirmed to him that "from the government to mainstream media, there is a petrifying fear of China and the potential loss of their hypothetical business."
The agent said he was reminded of a conversation he had with a top Hollywood executive "who said to me they wouldn't produce any films that were anti-China for fear of being blackballed in their market, basically letting the Chinese government censor our movies in this country."
"There really should be a way to galvanize conservative media behind 'A Time for War' as the only book willing to take on China," the agent told Savage.
Savage said that on the day of the book's launch, Tuesday, Feb. 12, a major marketing campaign was set to place ads at the top of major websites, but the ads didn't appear.
But later that week, he said, the ads suddenly began running during the low readership hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning.
In the ads that were run, he noted, some of the headlines were changed from "Is China already at war with us?" to "A novel about terrorism."
"How in the world can people not understand that the reason people haven't seen any ads for this book – even though major campaigns were paid for – is because they were sabotaged by various and sundry websites and other assets in this country for fear of the China lobby?" Savage asked.
The novel is a sequel to "Abuse of Power," which spotlighted the threat of radical Islam.
Savage also has published 28 non-fiction books.
His radio show, "The Savage Nation," is now broadcast from 9 p.m. to midnight, Eastern, via Cumulus Media Networks.
"A Time for War" continues the adventures of Jack Hatfield, a freelance TV producer who lost his top-rated opinion show because of a liberal media smear campaign by a group that resembles Media Matters.
Hatfield has an attractive Muslim sidekick in "Abuse of Power," and this time he teams up with Dover Griffith, an idealistic young woman staffer at the Office of Naval Intelligence.
They pursue a trail leading to a billionaire American electronics entrepreneur who has sold out his own country with the help of officials at the highest level of the American government.
As enemy operatives plan a two-pronged attack to disarm the American military and release a deadly toxin killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, Hatfield and Dover race to locate this new Ground Zero and save an unsuspecting county.
Along with entertaining readers, Savage hopes the political adventure novel will "awaken people to the potential of such an event."
He noted Hillary Clinton, as she was leaving her post as secretary of state, said she welcomed China's global rise.
"Isn't that lovely? It's so benevolent of her," Savage said. "Welcome China's rise, and our demise."
Referring to the massive U.S. debt owned by China and its increasing purchase of American property, Savage said the Chinese "are getting away with owning us, lock, stock and barrel."
In "A Time for War," Hatfield contends with a corrupt U.S. senator and a businessman who has sold technology to China that permits an EMP blast from a portable device that can deactivate instrumentation.
The book opens with a familiar scene as a Chinook helicopter carrying a squad of Navy SEALs suddenly plummets to earth in Afghanistan.
There's more to come after "A Time for War." As WND reported, Savage has signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press for a third book in the series.
Savage's most recent book, Train Tracks: Family Stories for the Holidays," released in October, takes his readers on an engaging, thought-provoking journey back in time, to the Bronx of the late 1940s and early 1950s, beginning with a vivid portrayal of a train trip from New York City to Pennsylvania to visit relatives at Thanksgiving.
He has written six non-fiction New York Times bestsellers, including "Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America," "Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security," "The Savage Nation," The Enemy Within," "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder," "Political Zoo," "Psychological Nudity: Savage Radio Stories" and "Banned in Britain."