America Holds Its Collective Breath Awaiting A Twenty-First-Century Fort Sumpter
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.
Author Wegley has my utmost respect. He knows weather, the Northwest, deep tech stuff, history, has knowledge of politics, is a Christian, and a patriot. Riven blew me away. The novel has a timely, wake-up call significance that I had to read in pieces due to its potential reality. Oh, the man writes romance also.