James Rogers is a veteran of fifteen years in the corridors of corporate finance and experience in the nonprofit world as a university development officer. Rogers writes for publication professionally as well as recreationally. "Chiefs" is Rogers' first novel, which draws from his affection for mixing political and other intrigue with human character.
Chiefsby James Rogers
The initial year of U.S. President Cameron Archer's first term in office has been lackluster at best. The economic stagnation and high unemployment he promised to overcome continue to haunt the nation. Respected polls report that a majority of the population thinks the country is going in the wrong direction. A small group decides to do something about it.
During the President's State of the Union Address, four stealth cruise missiles destroy the Capitol Building. Flamboyant Secretary of State Sarah Lander, in London to finalize a favorable trade deal, is nearly assassinated in a coordinated attack, which the English press widely-and inaccurately-reports as having 'succeeded.' Another cabinet secretary, absent from the State of the Union Address to accommodate the Law of Presidential Succession, suffers a suspicious, fatal heart attack.
Investment banker and part-time undercover FBI and CIA operative Tom West, who is in London on business, stumbles on and thwarts a second attempt on Lander's life. There begins an odyssey that sees West and Lander, who knew each other years earlier in college, battle multiple attempts to usher them into the next world.
At home, the United States plunges into a Constitutional crisis. The Governors convene and appoint the reluctant Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Robert Marlow, to be Acting President until the country can hold a Special Election.
The rush of events puts people and forces on a collision course whose resolution is the shocking climax of this intense tale.
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