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Richard Trevae


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Published by Treline Publishing
Dec 2014
ISBN: 978-0692334133
Near Present Time, United States of America:rn Five months remaining in his first term, President Harold Barriman is facing a storm of opposition. The liberal agenda he narrowly won with is enraging conservatives, libertarians, and independents. Thirty-four states have rallied support for a Convention of States as provided by Article V of the Constitution to reverse the liberal agenda. Under Barriman, and his powerful Chief of Staff, Badge Demarche, the nation's debt has risen to $26 trillion, the economy is near collapse. Months before his next election, Barriman signs a $12.6 trillion financial aid package with China to fund a massive government stimulus program. Many controversial provisions, added to the aid package, have Americans divided against each other. In order to get the Chinese financial aid, Congress approved unprecedented intrusion by a foreign power into our nation's sovereignty: a non-aggression treaty limiting the US military action except through United Nations approval; gun ownership is limited in style and type; ammunition production is taken over by the government and dispensed only through a lottery system; a five years price freeze is put in place; confiscatory taxation is put on businesses and high income taxpayers; and the president's Economic Council is headed by a Chinese diplomat. Most disturbing are the guarantee terms of the bail-out: title to development and mineral rights on 240 million acres of federal lands for fifty years. Most of the lands are in Alaska, western, and the Great Lakes states bordering Canada. A new " recovery currency", guaranteed by the Chinese government, similar to a twenty-dollar bill is introduced which is pegged at 2.5 times the US ten-dollar bill, and has small Chinese images and words displayed throughout. Americans forge a ground swell of change coalition around a political action group, Pathroads for America, promoting Ed Kosko. Dalton agrees to assist his friend and mentor, retired NSA head to become the New Libertarian party candidate for President. A date was set, October 24th, in Dallas Texas, for the Convention of States to return the country to sovereign control refuting the agenda of President Barriman and his followers. Dalton learns of a plot to assassinate the emerging leaders by of the New Libertarian Party through his newly discovered half-brother, Declan Faden Crusoe. Dalton struggles to unravel the threat, halt the president's agenda, and protect his hunted half-brother; the answers force Dalton into lethal, conflicting choices as the deadline for the Convention nears and the national elections approach. Lines are drawn, the tension grows and lethal decisions are made.
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Military/War , Mystery , Other , Suspense
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