As America fractures along geopolitical boundaries—left against right, blue against red—the nation has become a powder keg. The tiniest spark might light the fuse detonating Civil War 2.
Zach Tanner, Constitutionalist and radio host, has a growing radio network until Oregon’s progressive governor, Sandra Harper, shuts him down. Zach encourages Oregonian Constitutionalists to flee with him to Eastern Oregon to defend families and friends from the coming war. He envisions a powerful radio station broadcasting hope to America.
Kate Alexander, a new Christian and a fan of Zach’s radio show, wants to escape to Eastern Oregon, leaving lawless Salem, where her aunt, Governor Sandra Harper, has declared martial law, activated the State Guard, and ordered the police and military to find her beloved niece so Sandra can “fix” Kate and restore her to the most powerful political family in the state.
When Zach begins his broadcasts, progressive president, Wendell Walker, wants Zach and Kate dead. Governor Harper wants Kate returned and rehabilitated. The Constitutionalist’s militia wants to keep the two alive. When the three factions collide, can anyone win? If Zach and Kate survive, can they overcome the pain from their past and find a future together in the Divided States of America?
Riven, Book 1 of the Riven Republic series, set in Oregon and DC, features a supporting cast comprising several dynamic characters who starred in H. L. Wegley’s previous novels.
Harry Wegley has written another excellent and exciting political thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed! He brings the characters to life from the very beginning of the book! With the country split red states /blue states, what happens when the government comes after you for standing up for your constitutional rights? The author brings back several characters from his Against All Enemies series, which is fun, but you will be fine if you haven’t read them before. It’s a stand-alone for now; can’t wait for the sequels! Read his other series too. They are all good!