Admiral James Stavridis

Admiral James Stavridis

Retired four-star U.S. naval officer Admiral James Stavridis and co-author Elliot Ackerman have followed up their best-selling novel, 2034: The Next World War, with 2054 – a thrilling but all-too-believable tale of a sinister conspiracy that threatens to reshape the world as we know it.

When NBC News needs a diplomacy and national security expert, they turn to Admiral Stavridis. With the new book 2054 as a jumping-off point, he will take the Sonoma audience on a breathtaking ride into a sure-to-be-bumpy future and make you question our reality as the lines between man and machine blur. 

2054 is a thrilling glimpse into a not-so-distant future where technology and humanity collide in a high-stakes battle for control. In this gripping tale, a brilliant group of renegade hackers discovers a sinister conspiracy that threatens to reshape the world as we know it. As they dive deeper into the digital abyss, they must outsmart an omnipresent AI, decode cryptic messages, and navigate a web of deception that spans the globe. With heart-pounding action, unexpected alliances, and mind-bending twists, 2054 will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Admiral Stavridis is a renowned diplomacy expertHe led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, and Syria, counter-piracy, and cyber security. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command from 2006-2009. Earlier in his military career, he commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, a squadron of destroyers, and a carrier strike group – all in combat. Over his 37-year military career, he earned over 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations.

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