Gladstone wraps up another week of gridlock on Capitol Hill.
In route to his Fredericksburg, Virginia home, he stops at
his favorite Mom and Pops' Restaurant. Being a member of the
President's inner circle, he has access to information only
a handful of individuals are privy to. Because he is about
to go public with the knowledge, he is exterminated.
on Capitol Hill, the President and his selected circle are
implementing a plan that has been in the works, since long
before his own Presidency, to completely take over the country.
Involved in the subjugation is the complete activation of
all military Reserve and Guard Units, eradication of currency
and all of its usage, the suspension of the Constitution through
the powers enacted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency,
limited individual travel, and total accountability of everyone,
including their approximate locations, at all times.
miles south, in Whitnel, North Carolina, Mike Lawson begins
another typical night at the telecommunications plant, filling
in for his best friend, Gary Franks, who is attending a weekend
Army Reserve Drill. Both men are former covert operatives
for the US Military.
of his twelve hour shift, Mike returns home only to be told
by his wife the President has fired his Cabinet and charged
the Speaker of The House and Senate Majority Leader with treason.
As a result, Mike manages to contact Gary and after exchanging
information they gather their families and go into hiding
in the mountains.
on the run in the Appalachians, Gary and Mike run into a member
of Gary's Reserve Unit. Ultimately they decide to move deeper
into the highlands, not only because of the Reserve and Guard
Units, but also because one of the members of their small
group defects. During the move, Gary runs into a private militia
led by Marion Spencer, a retired Army Colonel, whose only
wish is to preserve the Constitution.
President, along with his allies, is attempting to avoid the
anticipated chaos, an unexpected event occurs changing everything.
happen? Is it already happening? You, the reader, decide for