Truth’s Blood by Tyler Roberts
It was the waning years of the American empire and the liberties represented in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were a fading memory. The government monitored every aspect of American life, and the drones buzzing overhead served as a constant reminder, but it was the governments reckless spending that finally brought the nation to its knees.
Now, the economy is in ruin, and the nations European style welfare state stands at the brink of collapse. The United States is unable to repay its debts. China has come seeking payment in real assets, and they mean business. Chaos reigns; power has been cut; select cities have been decimated by nuclear bombs; and burned out houses occupy neighborhoods like rotting teeth in the mouth of a crack addict. What was new is now old and what was old is now new again.
Cliffson Lang’s son attempts to escape the fires and mobs overrunning the city of Seattle. When Cliffson is called away to help, his other son is kidnapped by occupying forces and placed in a work camp. Truth’s Blood is the Lang family’s story of survival at a time when government dependency must be replaced by self-reliance. As the United States experiences the disintegration of society and foreign occupation, their challenge verges on the impossible.
Tyler Roberts grew up working on the wheat farms in the Palouse country of Eastern Washington. Those connections remain with him and serve as a basis for some of his characters. His formal education is in biology and the environmental sciences. Today Tyler is retired and when not writing or tending to his own bees, he spends his time teaching Master Beekeeping classes for the Oregon Master Beekeeping Program.