By Tim Wuebker
It is twenty years after America hopelessly fractured into many different nations. In a trendy nightspot, operatives from one of the conglomerates that rule the nation of Kansas City trap a man who was once a rising star. Just a week before, Keith Logan was first in his law school class, envied for his meteoric rise in a desperate world. Now he only wants to survive long enough to deliver an explosive message to his hated rival and last hope, Jake McCain.
Keith Logan’s disappearance triggers a series of events with drastic consequences for the survival of both Kansas City and its longstanding enemy, a tenacious democracy to the north, the Prairie Federation.
To most people, Jake McCain looks like an average law student. But for years, he has disciplined his mind and body for twin purposes: to steal secrets and sabotage the city’s dictators. He has stifled a bottomless personal grief to do so, surrendering not only family but his one chance at happiness for the sake of others. Now, his moment arrives. If Jake can solve the mystery of Keith Logan, he knows he can prevent a war.
Fast, loaded with twists, and containing an unforgettable character who grows progressively more–not less–mysterious as the novel unfolds, The Splintering is an apocalyptic action thriller.