Leaving Arizona
A Mark Brooks' Legacy (Paperback)

by Michael Bush
ISBN 978- 0-9815513-5-7
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309 Pages

It's the year 2025. President Kwame Lusaka is presiding over the final chapters of the breakdown of Freemerican society. With unemployment and credit card interest rates both at forty percent and the Dow at 2000, Lusaka was voted-in by a landslide to fix things. All illicit drugs are legalized and gangs roam the streets, unfettered. Travel is restricted on a county-by-county basis. The solution? Well, first came the plan to wire every American household to the internet…free! Then followed four added Administration fixes to heal the sagging economy. The nation is broke and needs cash. The Chinese own GE, GM and the bond market. The "free" in freedoms and Freemerica are vanishing quickly. Local block clubs control most every aspect of daily life…political correctness demanded.

Lusaka's alleged African-born Arab heritage had brought out open verbal warfare between the growing Muslim presence and the Jewish financial stranglehold. Both sides want to control America. The President's financial wizards have one plan to fix Freemerica, but a sinister, parallel stealth plan is bent on wrecking the economy for good, creating untold riches for the super-secret Brussels' powers.

In spite of the societal turmoil, Mark Brooks and friends are a happy lot. They're happy, not because they approve, but because they realize things must soon change. The tipping point is near. Brooks has found comfort in teaching. He is relaxed and secure and the extra cash pays for a few beers each night with the guys. But Brooks has his peace and solitude suddenly broken when he is trapped in an unsolved Senatorial murder entanglement, being named a suspect!

"No way!" he tells his block chairperson. "I wrote a book about it, I didn't do it!" he claims to no avail. Brooks finds himself the "bait" to catch the real killer and the only way to exonerate himself is to confront the real killer before he strikes again. A clandestine rendezvous, organized by Brooks and his Native American buddy, Joe, held in the most desolate and dangerous area of the Southwest desert, seems the only way to outwit the authorities, to get Brooks' rear end out of the deadly mess, and America back on the right track. Success hinges on the parties seeing eyeball-to-eyeball on their plan.

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