Executive Order 14900

Executive Order 14900

by Gary A. Keel

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A power-hungry president, a constitutional crisis, and a democracy in peril...

President Jerome Elliott was elected with overwhelming support from the American people. His populist platform and soaring promises captivated voters. But now, after a series of increasingly unorthodox policy decisions and suspicions of sinister motives, a shadow gathers over the White House.

When thirty-four state governors call for a constitutional convention to reform the federal government, Elliott fears losing control. In a desperate attempt to maintain power, he orders the revered 82nd Airborne Division to march on the convention and arrest its participants as domestic insurgents. The Georgia National Guard mobilizes to stop them, and the two forces clash in the small town of Madison. These actions echo across the nation, polarizing the populace and threatening to erupt into violence between the people and their government.

Meanwhile, television reporters Nicole Marcel and Luke Harper race to discover the truth behind the president's actions, while United Nations investigator Percy Leach digs deep into Elliott's past. Chasing facts and whispers alike, they uncover the roots of dark truths that, if realized, risk sundering the very fabric of American democracy.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161806395
Publisher: Aperture Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 108,511
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gary A. Keel’s upbringing in Hope, Indiana, revolved around family, the Moravian Church, and sports. His father, an Eisenhower Republican and decorated World War II veteran, exposed him to politics through hunting trips with local politicians, and discussions during poker games at the local American Legion Hall. His mother, a Great Society/War on Poverty Democrat, exposed him to pressing social issues by taking him on trips into the back woods to introduce the rural poor to social welfare programs.

He enlisted in the military, spending a year in Vietnam where many childhood ideals were challenged. A degree in political science and a graduate degree in Public Administration from Indiana University led to his career with the federal government, where he moved up the hierarchy to executive level positions. He was appointed by Ronald Reagan to a task force designed to set up Inspector Generals throughout the government. When George W. Bush was elected, he was appointed to a political position where he gained an intricate understanding of government.

Milestones in his career included talking to Secretary of State Colin Powell the morning of his infamous WMD speech at the UN, and a discussion with Bono about his philanthropic projects in Africa. He worked with special assistants to Leonid Brezhnev and Nobel Prize winner Lech Walesa on business development programs in Russia and Poland. His work on economic development projects around the world included a geothermal plant in India, sanitary wells in Kenya, and entry-level housing development in South Africa. When NAFTA was adopted, he worked with maquiladoras in Mexico.

The above provided a backdrop for his novel Executive Order 14900 and its sequels, which together form the compelling Strife in America series.

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Anonymous 9 months ago
Keel has written a page turner that is a cautionary tale about our political system being in the hands of an overreaching power hungry president. His knowledge of our three branches of government, the constitution, homeland security and the FBI come through in a way no other political mystery I've read has evidenced. Everyone who is concerned for the future of our United States of America should read this. It brings home the fact that we are all responsible for the government we have and that our founders built in tools for us to use in a crisis. Also that maybe some changes need to be be made to make our government a of the people and for the people again instead of the rich and powerful and for the rich and powerful.
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TexasSusan 11 months ago
Gary Keel has written a book about power hungry and the mania that could happen if political machine goes out of whack. This book had me wanting more. Texas Susan
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written on a topic of national interest. The author demonstrates his in-depth understanding of both politics and the military. I would strongly recommend anyone having an interest in that relationship read this.
DTF More than 1 year ago
THIS STORY COULD SAVE AMERICA IN REAL LIFE: For any of us who have ever been concerned with a run-away government, which is ready and capable of stripping us of our Constitutional Rights and turning us into a banana republic, this new book by first time novelist Gary A. Keel entitled "Executive Order 14900" is a must read. Think about it - what if the President of the United States goes rogue, ignores all of the rules, and runs rough shod over all of our Constitutional rights? What if he has the press in his hip pocket? What if he runs over the opposition and tries to turn America into a one man dictatorship. What could we do, if anything, after all, the president has the bully pulpit, and he is the commander in chief of all of our military power? So, I ask: is there a legal path to stop this treachery - or, would we be destined to become slaves of the government? Novelist Gary A. Keel is a Viet Nam veteran, who after his military service led a distinguished career in government. For years, he has studied in great depth this plight of a runaway government-dictatorship, and he has explored what legal avenues, if any, might be available to stop the systematic destruction of America.The story tells us that no matter how bad things look for our country that there is hope if we are courageous enough to utilize the tools available. Although this is Gary's first novel, his true-to-life characters and his refined writing skills, including his exquisite wordsmithing and excellent dialogue presentations make the reader feel they are reading the work of a seasoned author. And, I predict, there will be more to come from Gary, perhaps a sequel. I highly recommend this empowering novel, "Executive Order 14900".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Do you love history and a great novel combined? Then you will enjoy this fictional novel mixed with many facts. It shows how the American people pull together in the crisis of a corrupt government. Wonderful book!
Avidreader47147 More than 1 year ago
I loved the subject matter of this book. It was a fast read, well written and I look forward to reading more books from this author.
2-busy-for-bad-books More than 1 year ago
Gary A. Keel's Executive Order 14900 is a thrilling read filled with historical facts, suspense, and great expectation that good will indeed overcome evil. He recognizes how precious our freedom is today as it was on the day our Constitution was signed, September 17, 1787. I lived vicariously through the pages as the American people called for a constitutional convention and rightfully took back the authority that 'We the People' were granted by our Founding Fathers. As John Adams once said, "You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom, I hope you will make a good use of it." His message is at the core of this book!
Paula Quinn More than 1 year ago
Executive Order 14900 is a most excellent, powerful and intriguing book depicting what can happen when our system of governmental checks and balances are ignored by those in power. Thank God for the US Constitution and the people and groups not afraid to use it as intended by our founding fathers. I hope there's a sequel showing justice being served and a warning against complacency. Bob Quinn Trent Woods, NC
Hardee More than 1 year ago
As the author states in his acknowledgement, his Cherokee grandmother taught him that there is a story teller in all of us--it comes across clearly in his writing that there is a great writer and story teller in the author Gary A. Keel . The novel is thrilling from the first sentence: Private Denny Lang sat behind his M240 machine gun on high alert. This book Executive Order 14900 is intriguing and makes me want to read more of his work because facts are combined with history. It is obvious that the author has insight and knowledge combined with creativity. Excellent novel. I would like to visualize it as a movie. I bought two additional copies for Christmas presents and look forward to reading many more novels by this author.