Following unprecedented climatic changes, resultant pestilence and war brought the
world into chaos. Eventually, each nation surrendered its sovereignty to form a global
democracy, initially known as The Accord. However, the democratic government
proved too weak and was soon replaced by a faux democratic rule.
The year is 2073, and current governor of Western America Province, Edwin Rowlands,
is poised to become the Constitutional Government’s second president. Many fear
that the sweeping reforms found in his proposed Preservation Act will set him up
as a dictator. If enacted, defection both past and present would become a crime
punishable by death, thus bringing all outlands into crushing subjection.
While most believe reform is critical, factions disagree on how to prevent the
Preservation Act from becoming law. Ahmed Farid, second President, believes
reform can be managed within the existing government. Leader of the Revolutionary
Army, Jimmy Kinnear, trusts only in military intervention. However, Jacob Goodayle,
Chairman of Western America’s illegal outland government, favors separatism.
As tensions rise, civil war seems imminent. Who will be the voice of reason in a world
on the verge of a third dark age?
Winner of the 2012 Selah Award for best first novel (The Other Side of Darkness/Harbourlight),
LINDA RONDEAU, writes for the reader who enjoys a little bit of everything. Her stories of redemption
and God’s mercies include romance, suspense, the ethereal, and a little bit of history into the mix,
always served with a slice of humor. Walk with her unforgettable characters as they journey paths not
unlike our own. After a long career in human services, mother of three and wife of one very patient
man, Linda now resides in Florida where she is active in her church and community. Readers may visit
her web site at www.lindarondeau.com. Her second book, written under L.W. Rondeau, America II:
The Reformation, is a futuristic political thriller published is now available in ebook on Amazon.com and
Barnes and Noble.