Better Call Saul meets Nineteen Eighty-Four in this first volume in an explosive legal thriller series set in the world of Tropic of Kansas?a finalist for the 2018 Campbell Award for best science fiction novel of the year.
On Sale: August 13, 2019
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Defeated in a devastating war with China and ravaged by
climate change, America is on the brink of a bloody civil
war. Seizing power after a controversial election, the
ruling regime has begun cracking down on dissidents
fighting the nationâ€™s slide toward dictatorship. For
Donny Kimoe, chaos is good for business. Heâ€™s a lawyer
who makes his living defending enemies of the state.
His newest client, young filmmaker Xelina Rocafuerte,
witnessed the murder of an opposition leader and is now
accused of terrorism. To save her from the only sentence
worse than death, Donny has to extract justice from a
system that has abandoned the rule of law. That means
breaking the rulesâ€”and risking the same fate as his
When Donny bungles Xelinaâ€™s initial hearing, he has only
days to save the young woman from being transferred to a
detention camp from which no one returns. His only chance
of winning is to find the truthâ€”a search that begins with
the opposition leaderâ€™s death and leads to a dark
conspiracy reaching the highest echelons of power.
Now, Donny isnâ€™t just fighting for his clientâ€™s lifeâ€”heâ€™s
battling for his own. But as the trial in the top secret
court begins, Xelinaâ€™s friends set into motion a
revolutionary response that could destroy the case. And
when another case unexpectedly collides with Xelinaâ€™s,
Donny uncovers even more devastating secrets, knowledge
that will force him to choose between saving one client .
. . or the future of the entire country.
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