Several decades ago, I read a book about some people who seceded from the US, I think it was some portion of the west, perhaps Montana. They formed their own country with laws that were all in plain English. The US President couldn’t allow this to continue and invaded, wiping nearly everyone out. The people who lived in this state had spread special forces teams out as “kill teams” of assassins whose job was to kill US officials that had ordered the attack. The very end of the book had one of these assassins acting as a suicide bomber by killing the President with a bomb hidden in his briefcase.

Anyone remember the book? It may have even been a series of books. Help me out here.

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joe · March 28, 2022 at 6:39 pm

i would google but holy fuck, just trying to google any of that would put you on the 10 most wanted…wish i knew, sounds interesting…

Don · March 28, 2022 at 6:47 pm

Sounds like a good read – hope someone finds out the source 🙂

Steve · March 28, 2022 at 7:21 pm

I can’t help you with the fiction, but here’s a fact.

turnkey · March 28, 2022 at 8:11 pm

I believe you’re thinking of one of the “Ashes” books by William W. Johnstone.

    Mike · March 28, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    First book in the series. Chapter 10 begin the zero squad engagements.

What Would Chesty Puller Do · March 28, 2022 at 8:25 pm

In 1922, Alexander Trachtenberg served the U.S. communist party on the American delegation to the 4th Congress of the COMINTERN (International Communist Party), and made clear the communists intend to bring down the United States.’

From the publication of Communist Manifesto (communist doctrine) to Rules for Radicals, which operationalizes the revolutionary communist Movement in the United States and is dedicated to satan, the communists’ ultimate objective has been unchanged.

Steve S · March 28, 2022 at 9:51 pm

Monster Hunter book group also confirmed “One of the “Out of the ashes “ books by William Johnstone”.

B · March 29, 2022 at 9:13 am

I don’t know about that book, but I bet you’d like “Absolved” by David Codrea. It’s about some men in Winston County, AL and their historical penchant for being left the hell alone, especially by Washington, DC.

It can be hard to find, but it’s out there and it’s worth it. A great, GREAT story.

    21stCenturyCassandra · March 29, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Unless you’re thinking of a different book with the same title, Absolved was an unfinished novel by the late Mike Vanderboegh. Perhaps Codrea finished it for him.

      Retired Cop · March 29, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      B · March 30, 2022 at 10:47 am

      You’re right, it was Venderbough. Codrea had been hosting parts of it.

      It’s so damn good. I’ve read it more than once.

Reader · March 30, 2022 at 7:22 am

Also the books by James W. Rawles are along the same theme.

Mike · March 30, 2022 at 8:15 am

Have you read Unintended Consequences by John Ross. Would love to see that as a movie.

    Steve S · March 30, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Grew up in Cincinnati. Rang a bell when Metzenbaum got his.

    Divemedic · April 4, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Yes. I have a first edition in hardback.

Warren F · April 4, 2022 at 9:06 pm May have been this.

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