In the second novel involving the Virginia Militia featured in James E. Eubanks's A Southern Wind, Virginia billionaire and militia leader Claiborne Randolph is a highly powerful personal advisor to the U.S. president, and former government intelligence agent James Benton Stark is now a U.S. senator. This time, they're fighting a hideous virus infecting the people of the United States: illegal drugs. The presidential administration sends Lieutenant General John Hanberry and his forces to destroy the drug infrastructure of Colombia and confront China's growing influence in the old Canal Zone and Latin America. Hanberry's army is determined to end the perpetual cycle of human destruction caused by that insidious commerce-and they succeed. Emboldened by success in Colombia and Panama, the government, now led by President Randolph and Senator Stark, begins a new era of an American Democratic Empire based on the U.S. Constitution and the principles of freedom written by the Founding Fathers. But a bigger problem hides in the desert sands of Iran, one that won't be nearly as easy as their victories in Latin America and may just signal the end of the Virginia Militia .