“What is patriotism? Is it sticking to a flawed system—or fighting to replace it with a better one?” - First-year college professor, John NolanAmerica has collapsed. The land of the free no longer exists—and the global superpower that replaced it may be next. Political factions within the weakened empire rush to exploit the crisis. Citizens clash as national adversaries seek redemption. The ruthless crusade to attract a vulnerable electorate devolves into a fight for the country’s survival. As society weakens, an unlikely champion of the people emerges—first-year college professor John Nolan. With his star rising, colliding political interests fight for his loyalty. When one side does the unreasonable, another does the unthinkable. The result is unimaginable. All John knows is that he must choose between the country he loves and the country he believes it can be. Will he fight for his government—or against it?