About Indivisible: there is tension—a growing tension—in American politics. a tension exists between those who look to government for a solution, and those who see government itself as the problem. And while tension itself is nothing new to American government, this situation is different ; it is starting to stretch the iron bonds of unity that had been put in place after the Civil War of 1861–1865—iron bonds that had held the country together since. Indivisible is the story of how those bonds broke.
When the story opens, it’s July 1861 and Confederate soldier Abraham Bellamy has found his mission: supporting the cause of the Confederacy. But not even a full four years later—on April 9, 1865— that mission, now in defeat, would cause Abraham Bellamy to take his own life.
Now, in present day, Abraham Bellamy’s great, great, great grandson Abner Bellamy has found his own mission: reasserting the rights of the states that made up the United States. Fiercely intelligent, charismatic, tenacious, and possessing a vocabulary devoid of the word “forgiveness,” Abner has collected 22 men for his mission to resurrect the Confederate ideal. Filled with confidence and purpose, Abner doggedly pursues the role he relishes— bringing America back to what it was supposed to be.
But Abner Bellamy is hardly alone. Brothers George and David Blinder—extraordinarily wealthy and powerful—may not share the same motivation as Bellamy, but they share the same mission. And the Blinders are fueled by a dangerously powerful motivator: greed. And in the Midwest, devoutly religious Daniel Keenan believes that the government has turned its back on his values and the values of the nation. In Daniel’s mind, something must be done to preserve what is good, right and true, even—or maybe especially— if that means a revolution.
Former CIA agent turned contractor Marie Lebrun, along with her CIA handler Max, is shocked to discover the legitimacy of the threat. After all, this is anything but a typical “lunatic fringe” threat. These are serious, substantial people. People of means. People of influence. And these are people of action. People of action who are plotting to overthrow the US government.
What follows is a frightening convergence of passion, greed, lust for power and control in this gripping, all-too-real page turner. Eerily real, disquieting, and populated with real, multi-dimensional characters who come alive in the novel’s pages, Indivisible may leave readers wondering where fiction might end—and where fact could begin. Set against the backdrop of a ticking clock, Indivisible is a dark, ominous, terrifying tale. Raw, riveting, and realistic, Indivisible races from first page to last.
INDIVISIBLE? THE STORY OF THE SECOND AMERICAN CIVIL WAR is available from Amazon.
“[A] deeply disturbing novel about the fracturing of modern America… [Midden’s] surreal yet eerily plausible extension of current politics will elicit some chills.”
Paul Martin Midden is a practicing psychologist and the author of three previous novels, Absolution, Toxin, and One Voice Too Many. He lives in Saint Louis, Missouri.
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