The protagonist of the story struggles to recover from a coma induced by a suspicious accident assisted by a fellow patient, EDWARD (RUMMY) RUMENSKI. A seemingly obnoxious orderly, KEVIN (SKIP) PRIESTLEY, methodically feeds him information on the malfeasance by the United States government leaders and the resulting outright destruction of the country’s economy, followed by the non-military surrender of the nation to the Chinese protectorate, the Hunan States of America.
As GARY SEVAN, our hero, recovers his memory, he remembers that he had a wife and son but there is no record of any recent visits by either of them. He learns that his wife was killed in an auto accident. Rummy convinces the hospital staff to allow him to take Gary on a one day leave from the hospital to visit his old home and see if there were any clues to his son’s whereabouts. Skip reveals himself to be a part of an underground organization trying to restore the United States and drive out the HSA. When Gary finds his old house, the unbelievable story that Skip had been feeding him was verified, when the Oriental woman living in his house unceremoniously rejects his efforts to inquire about how she came to be in his house and another neighbor lady confirms and reinforces the reality of the Chinese takeover and also confirms for him the shattering news that his wife died in a car accident, she thought his son had escaped the HSA police, for some reason, by travelling somewhere east.
Gary recovers and is discharged from the hospital. Before he leaves, Skip convinces him to meet with a member of the underground resistance and he meets THOMAS JEFFERSON, who he learns has taken that assumed name for safety sake. The result of the meeting was that Gary, now CHARLES PINCKNEY, joins the Resistance and is transported to their hiding place in California but soon learns that they are going to travel across the country to Florida, now the independent nation of Hispania, the only part of the United States that the HSA had not taken over, to try to persuade them to join the Resistance in a more active role beyond their support of weapons and money.
Charles Pinckney is advised that the leadership of the Resistance wants him to plan the basic strategy to persuade the Hispania government to join in the active upcoming battle due to the persuasive strength of his political writings just before his accident. When they finally arrive, using many evasive tactics, and are given an audience, Charles starts the pitch, basing his message upon background information regarding the history of President JUANITA (JUAN) SANCHEZ, who immigrated from Columbia with her family to escape the horrors of the years long civil war going on there.
What he didn’t expect was that he would fall in love with Juan and she with him and they both struggled to keep that from affecting the discharge of their respective duties. Ultimately, the Hispanians agreed to join in battles with troops, at the appropriate time.
Next they traveled to Canada, where a small contingent of patriotic Americans had been conducting raids across the border against various HSA targets. This is where Charles finds his son, BRADLEY SEVAN, and the two reunite just before the leadership chooses the date for the start of the American Liberation War.
When Charles led a raid along with Juanita Sanchez on Fort Knox to try to shore up the United Resistance coffers, he was seriously wounded. Through the continued efforts of the Resistance, the Chinese decided that the occupation of America was more costly than beneficial and they left but not before taking all of the gold bullion in the United States, when they left.
Bradley was selected by the leadership to serve as interim President. Sadly, Charles died from his wounds and Bradley continued the resurrection of the United States of America, championing certain amendments to the Constitution, to avoid a future such degradation of the freedom and liberty of the nation.