Shelfari edited the description of Rebellion Trilogy Sunday, May 1, 2011.
STATE OF REBELLION: Daniel Rawlings is a twelfth generation American whose ancestors fought in the Civil War and aided in the settlement of California. Padraig "Pug" Connor is a Marine Corps colonel who is assigned by the president to investigate the secessionist movement in California. Nicole Bentley is an FBI agent charged with investigating the murder of a federal officer and a secessionist movement. With a growing economy exceeding that of many third world nations, but saddled with a bankrupt treasury, an independent Republic of California could become a major economic and political player on the world stage. When the Western Patriot Movement becomes involved, insurrection is at hand and open rebellion erupts. America is no longer the land our Founding Fathers intended. UNCIVIL LIBERTIES: On inauguration day, 2013, President Clay Cumberland assumes office and is immediately advised that a hijacked commercial airliner is headed for Washington D.C. He has only two choices: allow the plane to choose its target and potentially kill thousands of people on the ground, or authorize the Air Force to shoot down a civilian airliner and kill 350 innocent people. Either answer could end his presidency. At the direction of the president, Marine Corps General Pug Connor's task force, code named 'Trojan,' faces domestic terrorism on a scale unimagined . . . and some of the terrorists are Americans. Despite Senator Rachel McKenzie's call for reasoned thought, Congress panics, passing the expanded Domestic Tranquility Act, approving unprecedented authority to law enforcement and private security corporations. Everyday Americans learn the cost of freedom versus security. And when a nuclear disaster dwarfs the events of 9/11, America runs rampant with Uncivil Liberties! TO FAITHFULLY EXECUTE: Domestic terrorism, both imported and home grown, is unchecked in the streets of America following a nuclear attack on western water sources. General Pug Connor is invited to New Zealand to meet with the ultra secret Cloister, an international group of former world leaders who are intent on changing the course of history. At home, politicians fight even harder for the formation of the Republic of Western America and many western states seek to join California in secession. Pug faces his internal demons, trying to determine what kind of man he is and how he will respond as the warrior in him is unleashed. The Cloister has forced Pug to confront the toughest decision of his career: is he a patriot or a traitor? Is he a killer or the director of a government intelligence agency? His growing love for Senator Rachel McKenzie makes his choices much tougher. But Pug's deputy director, Carlos Castro, a retired Marine Corps Command Sergeant Major, faces no such conflict. He fully understands his nature: he is a stone-cold, instinctive killer, single-handedly seeking to rid the world of evil, one terrorist at a time when he is called upon To Faithfully Execute!