Lando Cruz and The Coup Conspiracy
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Lando Cruz and The Coup Conspiracy

A libertarian dystopian science fiction thriller

About the Book

The United States is in slow-motion economic collapse. The Three Strikes Act funnels the unemployed masses into a national network of work camps for the most trivial of infractions.

Lando Cruz is a scrappy rebel who risks his final strike on the streets of Philadelphia by trading illegal currencies under cover of a burrito stand. He spends his days bribing dirty cops, fending off undercover federal agents and shepherding his little sister through adolescence.

Lando is getting by until beat cops seize his savings and kidnap his sister for ransom. He has thirty days to raise the hard cash he needs to free her before she is sold into sex slavery. His only chance is a lucrative job offer from the black market rebellion's paramilitary startup, the Core. He risks both his life and his principles to get his sister back before time runs out.

About the Author

George Donnelly
George Donnelly

Rebel. Troublemaker. Accused Terrorist. Idealist. When not dreaming up new rebel heroes, George hikes and bikes Colombian mountains and unschools his 8-year-old son Clark (who is named after Superman but actually likes Batman way better). George is from Pennsylvania but has lived in Chicago, Osaka, Kobe, Bogota and Medellín, too. He’s a firm believer in human rights, universal fairness and abundant hugs before bedtime. He’s got two rescued kittens and an aging golden retriever named Simon on the payroll as well. Connect with him at

About the Contributors

Jason Gurley
Jason Gurley

Cover Designer

Jason Gurley is an independent author and book cover designer from Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

  • My Corner
  • Manny
  • Henry
  • Ryan
  • Dad
  • Mariana
  • Illegal
  • Rent
  • Fault
  • Broke
  • Advice
  • Agorazon
  • Give it Up!
  • Lando 2.0
  • Cadre Mutual
  • Silver
  • Agora Business Alliance
  • Takoda
  • Run!
  • The Core
  • Connection
  • Govcorp
  • Janitorial Administration
  • Sippy
  • Voolavoo
  • Interview
  • Pigheaded
  • The Vig
  • Grumpy
  • Squatters
  • Secret Agent
  • A Note
  • Hello, Cutiepie
  • Off the Dad
  • Liquid Muck
  • Eastern State
  • Thirty Days
  • Scrapple
  • Epidermis
  • Amateur Hour
  • Logan Jackson
  • Alexis
  • You Don’t Belong Here
  • Harold
  • David
  • Knight to Castle
  • Shimmery
  • Staircase
  • Climb
  • Hero
  • Contract
  • Shock Bug
  • Slow Boat
  • Obey
  • Blocked Signal
  • Stress Relief
  • New Mission
  • Change of Plans
  • Puff Bang
  • Strike Three
  • Lawless
  • Snitch
  • Liberty Dollar
  • Chain My Mind
  • Decision Time
  • Rape Lando
  • Ballistics
  • Separated
  • Washout
  • Blackout
  • Stay in Line
  • School
  • Steak Dinner
  • Ninety Seconds
  • Renewed Faith
  • They’re Dead
  • Taclite
  • Accountable
  • Bullseye
  • Hacked
  • I’m Done
  • Octa
  • The O-List
  • Noose
  • No Solidarity
  • Loan Shark
  • Fifty Grand
  • Gut
  • Precious
  • Marbuckle
  • Trust Me
  • Betrayed
  • Chicago
  • Freebeard
  • I am the Raven
  • Air Brakes
  • Inalienable
  • Interrogation
  • Endorsement
  • Double Agent
  • Vigilante
  • Convent
  • Inherently Violent
  • Firing Pins
  • Part of the Job
  • Video Evidence
  • Full Access
  • Two Sides of the Same Coin
  • Psyops
  • Cancer
  • Gasp
  • Solar Plexus
  • PTSD
  • Most Wanted
  • All by Myself
  • Heaven
  • Kidnapped
  • On Your Own
  • Stash
  • Mom
  • Protective Custody
  • Crackdown
  • Turkey Shoot
  • Feels
  • Power
  • Siren
  • Red and Blue
  • Punked
  • Bloody Murder
  • Patsy
  • Badge
  • Taxpayer-Supported
  • Agent Oliver
  • Trust but Verify
  • Dental
  • Ketchupy
  • Pretty Boy
  • Click
  • Loosey-Goosey
  • Opportunity
  • Break Fingers
  • Disappearing Acts
  • Tax Refund
  • Decade
  • Razor
  • High Places
  • Pistol
  • 5041
  • Collapse
  • Blend
  • The More the Merrier
  • Standoff
  • Blessing

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