After six long years of political genocide carried out
against the American people by the administration of President Benjamin
Franklin Luder, the nation is stunned when Luder announces that he is issuing an
executive order to suspend the next presidential election for “the good of the
country,” giving him an unprecedented, and unconstitutional, third term as
president. Luder has slowly and systematically robbed the citizens of various
liberties and freedoms through similar acts, and in the process he has nearly
destroyed the once-greatest country on earth. However, his environmental policy
of “green communism” has done the most damage of all, resulting in a nationwide
energy slowdown which has crippled every level of industry. It now costs the
average American eleven dollars for every gallon of gasoline they put in their
tanks, and in winter the elderly freeze like cordwood in their unheated homes
because they cannot afford heating oil.
Like any clever Svengali, Luder does not suffer from a lack
of visionary delusions. Idaho’s unspoiled Sawtooth Mountain Range is rich in thorium,
a much safer and cleaner alternative to the uranium currently used in the few
nuclear power plants in the country that still exist. It is said that one thorium
mine, located near the small mining town of Ransom, Idaho, contains enough
energy to power every city in the United States for the next five hundred years. However, the mine is on private property and surrounded by federal lands.
Sean Brennan, a special agent with the newly formed
United States Secret Police, sends Assistant US Attorney Haley Hendricks to
Ransom, posing as an ecojournalist. Haley is assigned to find a way for the
government to seize the thorium mine in the name of “national security,” and
Brennan’s orders are to design a plan to get the president to the mine for a
photo op and then safely back to the White House. Sean and Haley were once
engaged, but after Haley was diagnosed with breast cancer, Sean broke things
off. Since then Haley has dreamed of escaping, forever, the sewer called Washington, DC.
On her first afternoon in Ransom, Haley locates Jace
Fuller, the man she has been directed to hire as a guide to the mine. From the
first moment she lays eyes on him, Jace takes her breath away. But Haley soon
learns that Jace’s wife, Annie, has been dead for several years now and that his eleven-year-old
son, Josh, is for some reason being raised by his grandparents instead of Jace.
As Jace unwittingly prepares to lead the most powerful man in the world
deep into the rugged Sawtooth Wilderness of Idaho, an unseen and sinister trap
begins to unfold. Soon Jace will be forced to choose between saving his country
and saving the life of his son, choosing who will live and who must die—including
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