“The United States is on the brink of total collapse. The military has been reduced to near extinction, economic turmoil saps hope, and anarchy threatens as world powers hover like vultures, eager to devour the remains.”

Sounds like the premise of the latest Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster coming to a theater near you this weekend, doesn’t it?

It’s not.

For many of us, the 4th of July holiday weekend means long days spent barbecuing and lounging by the pool.

In Arizona it’s always blazing hot—so hot that sometimes it’s even too hot to lounge by the pool!

So we’ll often go to the movies instead to escape the heat.

With so much fun to be had, it’s easy to forget why we take time out to celebrate in the first place.

In fact, I’ve received quite a few emails the last couple of days admonishing me not to take the freedoms we enjoy for granted.

I’ll spare you all that—instead, let me appeal to your desire to be entertained!

Back to my intro: that copy above about the near-total collapse of the United States? It’s actually the back cover copy from James D. Best’s novel Tempest at Dawn (Wheatmark paperback, Queen Beach e-book.)

Here’s the rest of the copy:

“In a desperate move, a few powerful men call a secret meeting to plot the overthrow of the government. Fifty-five men came to Philadelphia in May of 1787 with a congressional charter to revise the Articles of Confederation. Instead they founded the longest lasting republic in world history.”

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

If you’d like a fascinating read this weekend—and to learn more about this critical period of our nation’s history in the process—pick up or download a copy of Tempest at Dawn for yourself here.

Not only will you be entertained, I guarantee that you’ll learn more of value by reading it than you will by watching the latest Terminator or Magic Mike movie!




Grael Norton
Wheatmark, Inc.

PS: Wheatmark is closed today, Friday July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day. We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday weekend!