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The Great Divide

The Great Divide

Frank M. Robinson and John Levin

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In the hallowed halls of the capital, some who have sworn to preserve our nation's union are secretly plotting its demise ... and they are willing to kill to achieve their goals.

The country has been split into two distinct factions over energy - "the haves" (those states that are fuel self-sufficient) and "the have nots". The inept execution of a flawed foreign policy in the Middle East has resulted in an Arab-backed oil embargo of the United States.

Now the country is in the grips of the most severe winter in years, and rationing has led to unrest and rioting in the streets ¿ and certain politicians and business power brokers are ready to make a move.

As masses freeze in Chicago and the northeast, fuel-sufficient sunbelt conspirators seek to separate themselves from the rest of the nation, make their own foreign policy, and govern by their own rules¿and to do it they will resort to blackmail, bribery, and even murder.

The Constitution is only a stumbling block, and it can be amended.

The United States will be united no more.

About the author

Frank M. Robinson and John Levin

Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) is the author of the classic thrillers, The Power, filmed in 1968, and The Glass Tower, which was one of the sources for the Irwin Allen blockbuster film The Towering Inferno. A U.S. Navy veteran of both WWII and the Korean War, he earned degrees in physics and journalism. He worked at a number of magazines, including Science Digest, Rogue, Cavalier and Playboy before becoming a freelance writer. He is the author of many novels and stories, a noted collector of pulp magazines, and was the executor of the estate of Harvey Milk. His novel The Dark Beyond the Stars won the Lambda Award.

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