"A must-read political thriller with a bad-ass heroine at the helm." -Best Thrillers
In the confusion following a mass shooting, self-destructive Lori Young is kidnapped and told she's the key to stopping a terrorist plot aimed at reunifying the former United States and restoring its status as a global superpower.
The group of former CIA officers wants Lori to leverage her ex-husband and his team of former Tier One military operators into hijacking a nuclear weapon, which will be used to destroy the flow of the continent's most valuable resource and ruin global markets.
But the terrorists have a traitor in their midst, and together they can help avoid the nuclear strike - if she learns to weaponize her unusual skillset instead of constantly numbing the pain of her troubled past.
"Divided States is a fun and action packed work of speculative fiction that keeps readers engaged..." -Todd Wilkins, Best Thriller Books
"...a high-concept thriller that will hook you from page one." -J.A. Walsh, former intelligence officer and author of Out of Kindness
"An edge-of-your-seat thriller." -Victor M. Alvarez, author of Requiem for the Dead
"Rick Treon dispenses well-earned twists and reveals with the stiletto precision of a master." -Heather Young, USA Today bestselling author of The Lost Girls and The Distant Dead
"Rick Treon does a wonderful job with misdirection and suspense." -Chera Hammons, PEN Southwest Book Award winner and author of Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom