Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Preview: The Army of the Republic by Stuart Archer Cohen

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Book Data:

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312429053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312429058
  • Genre: Science Fiction - Dystopia

    Book Info from Goodreads:

    CEO and Washington D.C. insider James Sands has made billions by privatizing bankrupt municipal water supplies, but his command of a dwindling resource infuriates citizen and environmental groups. When his partner is assassinated by the shadowy Army of the Republic, Sands begins to lose control of his company and his life. Desperate to save his empire, he turns to Whitehall Security, the massive private intelligence firm with far-reaching political connections. For a steep monthly fee, Whitehall will hunt down and destroy the enemies of Sands’ enterprise, and disrupt any civil organizations that still oppose him.

    Meanwhile, in Seattle, a guerilla named Lando leads The Army of the Republic on a dangerous campaign against the alliance of big business and government. Charismatic, cunning, and driven, Lando is obsessed with the idea of saving the country from itself, no matter what.

    Lando’s reluctant ally is savvy political organizer Emily Cortwright, coordinator of a network of civil action groups that seek to inspire a mass movement powerful enough to overthrow the corrupt ruling party. But when peaceful public protests quickly give way to violence, Lando, Emily, and James Sands become lost in a welter of assumed identities and conflicting loyalties. With increasing intensity, rife with secret lives, deadly compromises, and false identities, all of them struggle to both redeem and destroy the people they love most.

    Powerful, disturbing, and unforgettable, The Army of the Republic is a brilliant novel about what it means to live in a democracy.

    879515 Author Bio:

    Stuart Archer Cohen lives in Juneau, Alaska, where he owns Invisible World, an international company dealing in wool, silk, alpaca and cashmere in Asia and South America.  His previous two novels, Invisible World and 17 Stone Angels, have been translated into 10 languages.

    Connect with the author on Goodreads, and his blog.

    Amazon purchasing links for US/UK/Canada, The Book Depository in Euros and AUD

    Review, author interview and giveaway coming soon!

  • 2 comments:

    J. Kaye said...

    "Powerful, disturbing, and unforgettable,"

    Well said!

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    J. Kaye -
    It does sound really good!

    I love dystopias...

    My must read pile is so big right now...I'm hoping to get to it soon -
    thanks to you and your referral list!

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