The New America by Peter Harlan Figur

The New America


In 2042, James Martin had become a member of the Presidential Caucus, a band of four powerful men charged with the responsibility of governing the United States of America. But that wasn’t good enough for James because he had bigger plans. America was just his stepping stone to the ultimate goal, which was to become the most powerful man in the world.

James Martin studied totalitarianism his whole life. To make his dream a reality, he crafted a detailed plan which required him to balance multiple personalities, collude with foreign governments, murder friends and enemies, and threaten almost everyone who got in his way.

All of this takes place in the foreground and aftermath of World War III. After America is attacked, both coastlines experience significant death and destruction. Almost half the country flees to a safe zone located between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains. A new Capitol is established in Nashville, TN. This is the “The New America.”

While the country was secretly being taken hostage, we are introduced to A.J. Robertson. A son of a U.S. Army veteran, A.J. was well schooled in how to be a leader and warrior. He was also taught that the two most important things after religion were family and country. A.J. was destined to follow in his father’s military footsteps and became a Navy SEAL.

In Annapolis, A.J. became one of the four “Paladins”, a group of four midshipmen who bonded for a particular cause. Fate brought them together, but it was up to them to fulfill their destiny. Little did they know their defining moment would lead them into a battle with an American dictator.

The Paladins learned of James Martin’s plans from high-level contacts embedded within the Federal Government. With precious little time, A.J. recruits a team of 50 brave Navy SEALs to take part in “Operation Eagle Restoration.”

Will it be too late to save the nation from tyranny? The outcome can only be black and white. It’s freedom or suppression. It’s kill or be killed. There is no middle ground. A.J. and his team don’t know if they will be successful, but they do know failure is not an option.

Why does this story need to be told?

The story is very relevant to what is going on in the world today. Suspected collusion, power struggles, concerns about nuclear war, and never-ending corruption. It’s not just ominous, but it also stokes the fears we all have within our hearts and minds.

But more importantly, the story is an uplifting tale which re-establishes faith in the American spirit. It doesn’t matter how impossible the task is or how dire the circumstances are. If people band together for a common cause and believe in something, the impossible can become a reality.

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