The Retaking of America - Richard B. Marrin. Get comfortable and enjoy this riveting adventure in historical fiction. The Retaking of America tells of a takeover attempt in the near future of the United States government by an ancient enemy, assisted by a fifth column of dissatisfied citizens, hostile to the present American power structure and the growing gulf between "haves" and "have-nots." The plot was hatched in the closing days of the American Revolution, at the command of King George III, who swore America forever was to be Britain's. It was kept alive among the descendants of the original plotters, an obligation passed from father to son to be prepared when their someday would come. A 2008 re-enactment of a key battle of the Revolution, a ceremony to be attended by the President, senior members of Congress, the Judiciary and the Military, seemed an auspicious time. However, unbeknown to the British, the order to someday retake America had been discovered at the time by American intelligence and reported to General Washington, who prepared against any future attack. How the plot's conspirators joined forces to execute it, how it was detected and defended against and what was at stake for the loser makes for an engaging hybrid of The Mouse that Roared and 1984-very timely for today's America.
2008, 5½x8½, paper, 276 pp.