In 2038, a powerful consortium of corrupt corporate and political leaders secretly conspires to hijack New York City from its citizens. Only a handful of the city’s elite dares resist, joining forces with New York State’s courageous female governor and a cadre of ordinary citizens to expose and fight the conspiracy.
Cecil’s taxi swerved onto 42nd Street in a downpour, then turned into the curb at New Media Tower. Cecil paid her fare and raced under the canopy of the entrance. Just below the rain clouds, a biplane banked low, then began a slow climb back skyward. It was clearly visible from where she stood, trailing a banner that read “Be alert! Report!” She took out a sketch pad and noted the toll-free number it included, fodder for the new public mural she was planning for a blank wall she’d spotted near the Whitney. Her purse slipped from her shoulder, and she stooped to retrieve it. From directly behind her came a loud pop, like a cap pistol going off. A beat more and a deafening explosion rocked the block. In the instant it took for the shock wave to strike her, she felt herself pitching face down onto the concrete apron of the entrance.
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“By incorporating a number of current hot-button issues–unbridled corporate greed and rampant social injustice…Nicholas Monsarrat has written not only a fast-paced story but one which depicts an alarming possibility for the future of our society.” – Roger A. Hamstreet, Amazon Reviewer