When a man’s personal bank account is down to zero, he has no job, his credit cards are maxed out, the rent is due, and there’s no food on his family’s table, he begins to look around for things of personal value to sell or pawn.
But, what happens when a country’s leaders run their citizens into national bankruptcy, massive unemployment, social chaos and violent upheaval? What course of action could a sitting President of The United States take in such a scenario?
Answer: A trade. Sovereign land and businesses ceded to creditor nations in exchange for the forgiveness of America’s crippling debt.
John L. Work’s political thriller, The Barter, takes the reader into a nightmarish future, where a collapsing America’s real estate is put onto the trading block.