Searching For America

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The Nation's financial system has collapsed, inflation is out of control, government offices are closed, police, fire departments and the military no longer exist; food shelves are empty, gasoline stations are closed and burning and mobs are running rampant in the streets. One small group living on a barrier island in Florida organizes for their defense and plans for survival in a lawless nation. Lacking sources of food and water, the group, led by Stuart Martin, plans a cross country trek to an area of the ...
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The Nation's financial system has collapsed, inflation is out of control, government offices are closed, police, fire departments and the military no longer exist; food shelves are empty, gasoline stations are closed and burning and mobs are running rampant in the streets. One small group living on a barrier island in Florida organizes for their defense and plans for survival in a lawless nation. Lacking sources of food and water, the group, led by Stuart Martin, plans a cross country trek to an area of the country where they could possibly find a new America that would provide them with what they need to survive. They establish contact with a community in Montana that needs the military assets and training possessed by the Floridians. The cross country trek by the Floridians in a well defended convoy presents many challenges and risks. In the course of the journey, they are subjected to numerous attacks by various sized groups of armed renegades. In time, having incurred some losses, the Floridians arrive at their new homeland in Montana and then organize politically with their new hosts and in time with their new neighbors to form a viable community comprised of five or more western states. The issues then become the form of governance that will predominate with the new leadership. Most of the survivors of the failed nation have a deep distrust of any form of governance. Their leader, Stuart Martin, had similar beliefs initially but over time has become convinced that very few citizens have the ability to decide what is best for them and his strong, firm but fair guidance is essential to their survival. He believes all power to govern should be in his hands. Hovering behind Stuart
Martin are a few who seek even greater absolute power, for more selfish reasons, to control the fledgling nation and await the opportune moment to take over the reins. Conflicts exist and only time will tell what form the new America will take when it emerges from the political struggles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935991076
  • Publisher: Signalman Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Pages: 474
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Thomas Roe, the author of Searching for America, is a retired trial attorney residing along the ocean in Florida. He also has a home in the mountains of Colorado where he usually spends the summers. Mr. Roe is a graduate of St. Thomas University and William Mitchell College of Law, both in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has written other fiction novels, The Gaelic Letters, winner of a Royal Palm Literary Award in Fiction/Suspense and Palm Beach Gold, a crime fiction novel. Mr. Roe enjoys reading and writing as well as mountain biking when at his home in Colorado.
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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    A Terrifying Vision of Future America

    Can you imagine living in a United States without a Constitution? The rule of law? Peace, stability and opportunity for all? This is the unsettling and even terrifying world in which we find ourselves in R. Thomas Roe's third novel, "Searching for America". In a frightening look at our possible future, Roe explores what could happen by extending out the current trends of runaway government debt and disregard for the U.S. Constitution.

    In "Searching for America", we follow civil servant Stuart Martin as he is ripped away from a comfortable society he thought he knew and understood to a land where thugs are the hunters and the every-day citizen becomes the prey. Chaos reigns, forcing small communities to either band together and take matters into their own hands or perish forever. Law and order needs to be established. Actions need be taken to stop the madness and Stuart is the new man for the job in his community. Together with a group of like-minded neighbors, Stuart organizes defense teams, sets up supply and logistics capabilities and even a legal system that serves as the only government possible in a country that has collapsed from its own weight of debt and economic mismanagement.

    "Searching for America" perfectly illustrates the consequences that could result for the United States where everyone seems out to "get theirs" and forget about anyone else. National debt? That is someone else's problem. In "Searching for America", Roe brings to life with an unimaginable horror what could happen if current trends continue.

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