Abner was astonished that so many people felt the way he did.
. . . Midden’s underlying aim of establishing the angry, partisan undertones of the current political climate is remarkably effective. This battle isn’t for the faint of heart. . .
. . . a frightening convergence of passion, greed, lust for power and control in this gripping, all-too-real page turner. . . populated with real, multi-dimensional characters who come alive in the novel’s pages. . .
Different groups of discontented citizens lay aside their differences to form an alliance to do now what the Confederacy could not do in the 1800s: break up the United States. Motives range from greed to revenge to righteous indignation.
Abner Bellamy brought inspiration: he came from a long line of Southern pride: his great great grandfather died at Appomattox. He left home early to seek out a Special Mission, and found one when he decided to resurrect the Confederacy. George & David Blinder, wealthy beyond imagination, decided that a divided country served their corporate and moneyed interests better than a federal structure. They provided the money. And Adam Wilson and a group of conservative Evangelicals brought fervor and righteous indignation in the face of issues about abortion, homosexuality, and what they regarded as government intrusion into the private lives of citizens.
Opposing this well organized and well-financed collection of discontents were a handful of government bureaucrats and contract workers, who happened across the plot almost by accident. As they learned more and more about it, they realized that war was imminent. In a race against time, they brought every resource to bear on the task of exposing and stopping a movement that threatened the very existence of the United States of America.