Warning: This book series contains violence and suicides. Recommended for adults only.
In the far distant future, President Aldrich struggles to maintain control of what little is left of the United States after World War III decimates most of the country. He has embarked on a cruel dictatorship as he rules over the township of San Tropolis, the former city of Los Angeles. Assisting Aldrich, his brother hosts Check Mate, a show that rewards assailants for killing people. The prize for successfully completing their kill? One million dollars!
Aldrich and the High Council seem unstoppable. People must submit to their rules or face the consequences. That includes accepting the barbarism of Check Mate since even badmouthing the show can land them in trouble. Living in fear, most people follow the rules. However, Aldrich may have a fight on his hands when one small group of plotters set out to put an end to the show.
When the leader of the plotters falls in love with their newest member, Maria, he worries that he won’t be able to keep her safe. Can Darren protect her as their rebellion escalates and puts more of them in danger? Who will be the next casualty of Aldrich’s regime?
The plotters know they need more people. But will they accept the violent ways of their new members, or will their methods make them as bad as Aldrich? One thing is for certain. Things are changing. People are beginning to take a stand. In a township with growing hatred for the High Council, the plotters may get some unexpected help!
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Written by: Sallie Cochren
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