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Near Present Time, United States of America
With seven months remaining in his first term, President Harold Barriman is weathering fierce opposition. Despite a likable personality, the president finds himself in a political firestorm. The liberal agenda he campaigned on, and narrowly won with, is enraging conservatives, libertarians, and independents as the emerging details impact everyday American life. The president and his powerful Chief of Staff, Brandon (Badge) Demarche, are steering America down a very different path for its citizens. Overreach using executive orders infuriates conservatives. Legal challenges are stalled through a treasonous network originating within the White House.
Under President Barriman, the nation’s debt has risen to $26 trillion, the economy is weakening and near collapse. Months before his next election, President Barriman signs a $12.6 trillion financial aid package with China to fund a massive government stimulus program. The guarantee terms drive America to a Chinese “client state”. Chinese leaders force their influence over the compromised Demarche, threatening a military rule around Washington DC led by Chinese forces.
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 learns he too has become a target for elimination by the reclusive assassination group protected from within the international construction firm Adrestia LTD. Dalton struggles to unravel the threat, protect his friend Ed Kosko, 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.