PushBack was first published in 2010 and revised in 2014. It’s a futuristic book where the story is set in 2033. The subtitle; Deficit Triggers Hyperinflation, Terrorism, describes a dire future for the United States as a result of unchecked deficits. Free copies of the ebook version of the book will be available starting Wednesday March 13, 2019 and through Sunday March 17, 2019.
When first published in 2010, twenty- three years before the PushBack story takes place there were concerns about the growing deficit and the future when social programs would require massive additional funding to remain viable. Since 2010 the deficit has continued to balloon and there has been little interest or effort in bringing spending and revenues into balance.
YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN LAWYER JIM REED seemingly has it all. Recently named a junior partner in an Atlanta law firm, Jim is shocked when he stops at his usual gas station and realizes the price of fuel has skyrocketed overnight to fifty dollars a gallon. It is 2033, and the world as Jim knows it is suddenly spinning wildly out of control. Sudden hyperinflation shocks everyone. As panic sets in, the value of the dollar plummets and the resulting devastation causes the United States to splinter into several countries, all of which adopt democratic rules except the Federated States, the one in which Jim Reed and girlfriend Linda Alonzo live. They find themselves citizens of a country governed by a white-supremacist dictatorship. Jim Reed joins a group of African American insurgents and finds himself involved in dangerous, bold attacks on Federated States targets. The insurrection causes the Federated States government to intern or exile the entire Federated States African American population. Reed goes into exile and as he recruits like-minded people to join together with the intent to destroy the Federated States Supremacist government, he conceives a plan that may just become the world’s greatest act of terrorism.