Death of the Republic
by F. Scott Andison
NEW NOVEL QUESTIONS WHETHER A NAZI-LIKE GROUP CAN LEGITIMATELY SEIZE CONTROL OF THE UNITED STATES
--A Chilling Vision of the Near Future Where Politics and Religion Intertwine
An intriguing new novel, Death of the Republic, by F. Scott Andison, presents a compelling case that a Nazi-like takeover of the United States is a realistic possibility.
“I began to write the book because I saw the very real possibility of the military taking over the U.S. under the guise of national security,” said Andison. “My research led me to see the presidency could be snatched by underhanded means if a third party candidate could get enough Electoral College votes to require Congress to decide, as per the 12th Amendment.“
Andison’s novel is set during the background of the 2020 presidential election, where handsome, articulate, independent presidential hopeful Robert Strong is mounting a second bid for the U.S. presidency, and is widely expected to make a strong showing. Meanwhile, Strong's primary backer and brother-in-law, billionaire Sherman Gale, is under investigation by both the FBI and CIA for his activities on his 300,000-acre fundamentalist Christian community in Wyoming.
FBI field agent Derrik Chu is discovered planting bugs at after infiltrating Gale's home. Gale becomes intrigued by Chu's work, and ever the master manipulator, offers him a job protecting Strong and his family. Even though Chu refuses, Gale uses his considerable influence to ensure that Chu is reassigned to Strong's detail anyway. After Chu successfully thwarts an assassination attempt against Strong's wife, CIA agent Audrey Kunitz informs Chu that Gale's reach extends deep into the highest levels of both the FBI and CIA, and that his superiors are not to be trusted.
As the novel unfolds, Chu falls blindly in love and learns the hard way that nothing is what it seems. Indeed, Gale believes God's demand that Strong ascend to the presidency is merely the first step in a larger covert "Plan" which Gale is determined to execute at all costs. According to the Kirkus Review, Gale’s “Plan is frighteningly ingenious and leads to many impressive twists, most saved for the book’s final act.”
A dramatic story filled with shocking and unpredictable plotlines, Death of the Republic explores:
· How our “system” can indeed be manipulated and result in a government and leadership we never imagined
· The frightening plausibility of how a legitimate path to the U.S. presidency is possible without winning a majority of the popular vote, or the majority of the votes from the electoral college
· How the media can manipulate its audiences
· The seductive nature of certain aspects of the conservative political movement
· The ease with which markets can be influenced
· And much more!
“Markets can be bought and rigged,” Andison cautions. “The media can be, and increasingly is, manipulated. The reporting of clever, targeted deceptions could easily influence the outcome of an election.”
With thirty years of professional experience in criminal justice, Andison has held a variety of prestigious positions in the public and private sectors. Andison attended Capilano College in North Vancouver and the University of Victoria in Victoria British Columbia. He holds a master’s degree in sociology, with a specialty in quantitative analysis.
Currently, Andison is a full-time writer and the creator of the Urizen Series. Death of the Republic and the Holy American Empire are the first and second books in the saga. He is currently at work completing the last three novels in the series.