President of the United States, Janus Shar, is ambitious—a bad thing? His subordinates think so, and so does the longest surviving Republic in the world, America.
A self-appointed ‘Star Chamber’ demands of General Richard Pascalo, head of the Presidential National Guard: ‘Rid the Union of this madman.’ Together with fellow conspirators he picks up the cast gauntlet and in so doing, causes the unthinkable, a second Civil War—not between North and South of the United States, but North and South of the American Continent.
As the rest of the world scurries to takes sides, WW III rears its ugly head. Amid deadly conspiracy and treason, the world’s greatest love affair develops. In the arms of US Vice President, Maxwell Tunney, Cloirina Braganza, heiress to the whole of Brazil, furthers her own ambitions, and in the bargain Max finds the love of his life—
“If I had just one day left on Earth and I could spend it with you, I’d think myself a goddamn lucky guy.”
Among the vices and ravishes of war, their love blossoms into a canker—a canker that brings the planet to the threshold of Armageddon.
* When the Star Spangled Banner is flown upside-down it is a distress signal.
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Published March 22, 2011
History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.