Late in the 21st century, the United Continental States of America (or UCSA), comprising the former USA, Canada and Mexico, is running smoothly: unemployment has been all but eradicated, terrorism is quashed in the country, and internal dissent diminishes by the day. Most people thank President Meyers for this. Many can no longer remember when there was last an election, but as long as he keeps the country safe from the terrorist group Hariq Jihad (‘Fire War’), this seems a small price to pay.
Gunnery Sergeant Anthony Jackson is the model Marine: highly trained, absolutely efficient, and unquestioningly dedicated to his country. The only thing he can conceive of putting before his nation is his family, his wife Courtney and two daughters Maya and MacKenzie. Conscripted into the personal security detail of President Meyers, he begins to get glimpses that not everyone is as content with the current situation as he is, but attributes this to terrorist agitation and fringe lunacy. When his older daughter Maya begins to question the creeping erosion of personal liberties and the revoking of democratic rights, however, he begins to fear for her safety, as well as his own and that of his family. In a climate in which entire families disappear due to minor offenses, one can’t be too careful.
The tensions between liberty and safety, between family and country, will force Jackson to rethink all his beliefs, and lead to a collision with the system he has dedicated his life to serving.
Fire War is a suspenseful, gripping and unnerving examination of the paradoxes of power, the price of liberty, and the dictates of conscience. The world you live in will never look the same again.
Vanessa Kings’ Review
With “Fire War”, T.T. Michael has produced one the most interesting books I have recently read.
It is the future. In the latter part of the 21st Century, USA, Canada and Mexico are part of the United Continental States of America, and the Fire War terrorist group is being kept at bay by the current government, led by President Meyers.
In President Meyer’s personal security detail we meet Gunnery Sergeant Anthony Jackson, who strongly believes in what the country stands for and its government. However, as he becomes more involved, Jackson starts to see that all is not as well as it seems and that not everyone is happy with things as they are.
Eventually, with the passing of time, his own daughters will put Jackson to the test, making him question his beliefs, and making him see that personal liberties are at stake.
“Fire War” is not only a thrilling novel, but also provides a powerful background for the reader to ponder upon.
About the author
Perhaps you wouldn’t characterize the Finance Manager of your local automobile dealership as an Amazon best-selling author–until you get to know T.T. Michael. He has worked for the past decade at a Toyota Dealership in Illinois, but he is in the driver’s seat as the writer of, Fire War, a political thriller set in the year 2076. See what happens when the United States, Canada, and Mexico all join forces to make one super country.