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About the Book

The near future. Corporations are vying for geopolitical recognition. With global dominance by North America, the age referred to as Pax Americana is on the cusp of providing either international stability or utter chaos. Politicians, corporate leaders and power brokers use citizens as pawns in their intrigues.

Joe, a member of the mercenary forces recently deployed to near space, finds himself dragged into the conflict against his will. A former girl-friend, Betsy, goes against her better judgement and puts her trust in Joe and his violent, soldiering ways. As the informal leader of a grass-roots citizen group called the Old-Worlders, her goal is to obstruct the escalating power grab by both politicians and corporations.

Joe's use of violence clashes with the Old-Worlders and is more aligned with the techniques of the politicians and corporate bosses. Amalgamated Holdings, Inc., the largest global corporate entity is moving to control trade, economics, the military -- every fabric of daily life. Powerful men, like Senator Camp, Colonel Brasstowski and Admiral Burch, all see opportunity for personal gain, and extortion and double-dealing are simple means to an end. Betsy is seeking a one in a million opportunity to live life respecting the rights of citizens granted by the U.S. Constitution.

*** Note: This book is a serial novel, meaning new chalters will be released once or twice a week. As such, the author is sharing this book with readers to both experiment with the Leanpub process and workflow, and to solicit input from readers. Please feel free to ask questions, offers suggestions, and provide general comments. Thank you, Mac ***

*** Note: As a serial work, sections of the story may move around. Changes will take place. Main characters are set, however, minor characters may show up or may be removed. Locations of action, and descriptive detail is all subject to change as the story unfolds. Enjoy the ride! Thanks, Mac ***

About the Author

Mac MacFarlane
Mac MacFarlane

Mac MacFarlane has served in the military, working in such places as The Pentagon and in close support of The White House. He has also worked as a member of executive teams for several hospitals. He lives with his family in Michigan.

Table of Contents

  • Book Blurb
  • Front
  • Back
  • Serial Novel
  • To My Readers and Reviewers
  • Folly
  • Too Big To Fail
  • From The Inside
  • Cover 1
  • Cover 2
  • Cover 3
  • Cover 4
  • Cover 5
  • Cover 6
  • Part One
  • Drop
  • In The Hot Zone
  • The Road Less Traveled
  • Blood Seven
  • Mashup
  • Krandle
  • Comm Center
  • Reflection
  • Lockdown
  • Day Dreaming
  • The Video
  • Get Me The Colonel
  • In The Colonel’s Office
  • United Planetary Alliance
  • Civilian Leadership
  • Struggle
  • Delivery
  • Silence
  • The Colonel’s Phone Call
  • Changes
  • Vibration
  • Under Fire
  • Senator, Climb, Headline
  • Hostage
  • Hard
  • Shaving The Dog
  • Breaking The Ice
  • Brush
  • Mule Train
  • Chasing Rainbows
  • Fast and Furious
  • Watched
  • Canoe
  • Fast And Furious Part Two
  • Go Go Go
  • Away
  • Dropping
  • Exfil
  • Part Two
  • 1776

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This book is published on Leanpub by WBD Publishing

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