My collection of four thriller novellas, The Barter And Reckoning Series, is available now at Amazon – in one volume. Take a terrifying look into the not-too-distant future, where the Second Amendment no longer exists and the sovereignty of the United States has been sold:
The year is 2016. The 2nd Amendment has just been nullified by a piece of federal legislation. It’s called the Congressional Firearms Collection Act. Mass arrests and prosecutions are in progress.
Widowed for five years, Wes Kirkbaugh is tracking down the man who brutally murdered his only daughter. The cops botched the investigation. The killer’s a free man. Kirkbaugh is armed with a snub-nosed revolver.
Suddenly, Kirkbaugh the hunter is also Kirkbaugh the hunted – by the police and the F.B.I. for possession of an illegal firearm. He must answer a question: Is he willing to give up his life and a new-found love in order to right the great wrong?
The year is 2018. Benito Hernandez is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant, working in Colorado at a job that’s not too exciting. Big changes are happening in the country. An armed revolt has broken out over Congressional firearms seizure legislation. The United States is about to experience a complete civilizational and societal unraveling. Hernandez and his wife are about to live through a nightmare.
Let’s take a look at the not-too-distant future from a different angle, wherein the very sovereignty of a socially chaotic, financially collapsed United States goes onto the trading block – and who’s doing the bartering…
In 2020 A.D. Jaimie Hernandez’s world is disintegrating. America’s sovereignty has been sold. Immense geopolitical circumstances have wreaked havoc on his family and his country. His father died a wrongful death in Colorado. His distraught mother committed suicide. Jaimie quit his job and he’s separated from his wife and children.
What is a man in such circumstances to do, in order to re-claim his life and his dignity? The Barter 2 is a thrill ride through a far too plausible horrific future.
This thriller begins within five minutes of its prequel. In the year 2020, Benito Hernandez’s son, Jaimie, finds himself in an Orwellian America which has utterly collapsed – and been resurrected as a totalitarian socialist state. The United States has been co-opted by the People’s Republic of China. In this world, can even a determined man such as he survive what Jaimie Hernandez is about to do?
Would the United States government really turn its military technology and weaponry against American citizens? And if circumstances ever evolved to that terrible point, who in the world would come to the aid of a destitute, disarmed American populace, or in particular, a man like Jaimie Hernandez?