KEN SHUFELDT was born in Kansas and raised in the West Texas Panhandle. He served in the US Navy for a number of years before leaving to begin a career in computer programming, where he specializes in law enforcement system software and 911 dispatch software. He lives and works in Amarillo, Texas, and is currently at work on his next novel.
Bailouts and ambitious plans for recovery have failed to rescue the United States’s economy. As the country stands on the brink of economic collapse, the president strikes a bargain with China to write off America’s debt. It seems brilliant—until the Supreme Court is destroyed by a cruise missile and Manhattan is invaded. China has come to claim what’s theirs. With Americans executed daily in national broadcasts by the attackers and the government in disarray, all seems lost. But in Texas, American spirit lives on. John David Drury, a young but qualified "four-star general" of a scrappy militia, along with Molly Spitz, a highly ranked graduate of the Air Force Academy, prepares to lead a strike against New York City. As in 1776, America’s fate again hinges on rebellion.