To quote Matthew Christman, one of the characters from the first book in the series, THE CLOUD AND THE FIRE: The real America will ultimately be built by those who confront an America mired in hatred and human corruption, who face injustice and ingratitude, racism and inequality, exploitation by the mighty, even the government itself. This new America will be built on the backs of the outcast and the outlaw, the robbed and the wounded and the rousing outsider forgotten in the pages of our history books. These are the people of insurrection, who live on the dark frontiers of their era… For every life is a parable. Some for the better, many for the worse, but all are truth. THE DEFIANT AMERICANS SERIES is about the moral quest for order against the nightmare warned of over centuries in the great books of the great minds.