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Volunteers: 2047 – A Murder of Consequence

Author: Robert Arias
SKU: 9798215409350


A murder mystery, set in the near future in a divided nation.


In the year 2047, the breakaway Republic of Franklin shares North America with the remaining United States of America. But memories of the causes and the results of the Second Civil War, which ended 20 years previously, linger on. The body of a woman is found at the City Dock in Annapolis. FBI agents Edison and Williams pursue the case. Of two different generations and mind-sets, the agents’ conflict reflects the bloodless war that continues between the two nations and their ideas of government. The agents’ investigation leads them to two groups of college alumni planning to gather at their 25th reunion. As possible motives are discovered, the politics of the two nations, as well as global money flows, are revealed. With the scattered alumni and their allies in Colorado, Texas, California, DC, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as in Italy and Hong Kong, the conflict of visions is not just an American but also a worldwide phenomenon.

About Robert Arias

Robert Arias is a writer living in Maryland, and is also a skier, a sailor, and a community activist. His musings have been published in The Economist, Smithsonian, the Washington Post, The Capital, Spinsheet, and BoatUS Magazine, as well as on-line. Crown of Creation is his first novel; a sequel (“Volunteers”) is in progress. You can contact him at capitanbob@comcast.net.

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