Power in the Age of Lies (Paperback)

A Political Thriller

By M. Verant

Acerbic Press, 9780692186145, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2018

List Price: 15.99*
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One woman seeks truth. Now she must challenge a corrupt President -- and America is at stake.

As the disastrous Trump presidency enters its fourth year, America is shattering. The powerful Free West Resistance is rebelling against Trump's authoritarian regime.

In red state Kentucky, Madison Padgett is fighting her own battle to save her dying coal town. Nothing will stop her--not even allying herself with a president she loathes. But she's blocked by Conrad Vega, the young, idealistic Democratic senator determined to save humanity from a global warming catastrophe.

Violence explodes, and Madison is thrown into an impossible race to save the country as it plunges toward civil war--unless the treasonous plot in the White House is exposed.

Now, she must unravel a twisted conspiracy while her ideals of respect, truth, and hope drive her toward the ultimate confrontation. If she fails, America--and all it stands for in the world--will be destroyed.

Exciting, provocative, and unabashedly liberal, POWER IN THE AGE OF LIES is an action-packed political thriller and scathing critique of the Donald Trump presidency. In an era of unprecedented dishonesty, enter a new world where heroes believe in truth, and fight for the rights of all.

Readers are saying...

"Put aside Patterson, Baldacci and Grisham and give Verant a look."

"If you are a fan of Nelson DeMille then this book is for you. I turned off the light pretty late as I raced to the ending."

"deftly told, timely and terrifyingly real"

"I was totally sucked into the characters and the plot. The future Verant sketches, with California leading a break-away resistance, seems terrifyingly plausible. I loved the women characters, who lead the story to an explosive finale."

Praise For Power in the Age of Lies: A Political Thriller

"A powerful, exciting read that is both hopeful and terrifying. The portrayal of a corrupt, egotistical Trump dragging America toward civil war feels all too real. But this book is about the heroes—Madison and Conrad are champions of science, empathy, and truth." —Michael Huttner, author of The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump

"Power in the Age of Lies is literary fiction, but it holds up a mirror to the very Trumpian times we live in now. Perhaps more than any novel published in 2018, Verant's book seems set to capture the angst of those of us alive now. Read it and weep. And then take action.” —Dan Bloom, Editor, The Cli-Fi Report

“Set in ‘Year Four of the Trump Presidency’ with the United States on the brink of a second Civil War between an underground Resistance and a nationalist dictator, Power in the Age of Lies calls to mind The Man in the High Castle. Verant has given us a stirring and disturbing book, and a lot to think about as 2020 looms.” —Greg Olear, author of Totally Killer and Dirty Rubles: An Introduction to Trump/Russia

“If the 2016 election woke you up, read this book. Fictionalized Trump lurches from one scandal to another while the laws and customs of our nation are at risk. It’s a warning.” —Doug Fortune, reviewer

“Power in the Age of Lies is audacious and so very topical.” —Gary Phillips, editor of The Obama Inheritance