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Publisher's Summary

A house divided cannot stand.

There are many who have tried unsuccessfully to defeat the USA through direct action in the past, but technology has rewritten those old rules.

A new enemy has arisen, more cunning and crafty than before. A cabal of wealthy puppet masters has created a plan to divide America from within.

Cloaked in secrecy and blind loyalty to their leader, these masters of manipulation will embark upon a journey that will change the future of humanity.

As the next US presidential election begins, will it be free and fair, or will it be rigged? Maybe it doesn’t even matter who wins, as long as the country fractures apart.

If you like political intrigue coupled with hair-raising action, geopolitical chess, and cutting-edge technology, you’ll love Rosone and Watson’s opening installment of the Second American Civil War.

Will our heroes be able to uncover the plot before it is too late? Have too many dominoes fallen to stop this devious trap? Grab your copy of Rigged and find out today!

The Second American Civil War Series is best listened to in order, as each book builds upon the previous work. The listening order is as listed:

  1. Rigged
  2. Peacekeepers
  3. Invasion
  4. Vengeance
©2019 Front Line Publishing (P)2019 Front Line Publishing

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good concept, poor writing and performance.

great concept and overall story, but poor writing and unrealistic dialog, paired with the voice actors lack of range, make this difficult to listen to. i feel i would have enjoyed it a lot more had i read a physical copy myself, rather than listened to this. i will continue with the series because i want to see where it goes, hopefully some of these issues will be addressed in later books.

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Lacks a central protagonist and any good guys

As hypothetical or alternate political realities go, this book contains all the required ingredients to be a best selling thriller. It is however let down by its lack of a main protagonist, and most of the characters seem very thin and unsubstantial, and due to this the story doesnt exactly hook you in. So saying that it was enjoyable to a point but ultimately its pro American military stance sickened me. As the authors stack up their blocks of intrigue they paint a good picture of a world that has become increasingly unhappy with the current policies of the United States. Yes civil war and foreign interference is brewing. I must offer some praise to the authors for keeping this story as 'apolitical' as is possible in these modern times even if the book ignores issues of race and poverty. It is however virus free. I very much appreciate the authors efforts in pointing out that Americas seemingly dominant position in World Politics is actually decided by, at most 28% of their population at any given time. I got 70% through the 2nd book and have quit in disgust. Its way too pro american for my tastes. Not one character on either side thinks that a civil war is a bad idea or that a political solution should even be attempted. There are zero good guys in this book and every politician is a moron. The narrator does a fairly good job although he does eventually seem rather bland except for the sequences where he gets overly excited about the US military destroying the UN Forces.

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Thrilling!

A really intriguing and chilling story indeed. It was made even better by a truly awesome performance! Harrison's witty choice of voices and commitment really sells it. Never have I heard a narrator's voice crack in shouting ("He POSTPONED the ELECTION!") That was awesome. Can't wait for all the rest!

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  • Mrcobbynot
  • 15-04-2020

Right Wing AM radio style fiction.

I read the prologue on this book and thought it might be interesting. The author does write a book that's very current but it is also politically seething with a right wing bent. The President in this book isn't named Trump but the Author lets you know very clearly it is Trump. This version of our President is a wholesome apple pie all American wishful thinking version of Trump. This Trump is a poor victimised man facing the horrible NATO , UN , and Liberal globalist. It takes the guy that asked for our enemies to interfere in our elections in truth and makes him a victim of it in fiction. I almost wonder if the creation of this pile of trash was sponsored by the Russian government. There are plenty of fun and exciting moments in this book so I still think it a good read.

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  • Pedro
  • 08-03-2020

Decent Story

Note to all the readers afflicted with TDS: this is NOT a Trump fanboy series as far as I could tell. Since I'm not a Trump cultist I would hope that I could tell the difference. For example, there is a Democratic female Speaker of the House(similar to our current Speaker) who is dealt with in a very sympathetic and, dare I say, heroic manner. If the authors were rabid alt righters I'm sure they would have taken the opportunity to give the Speaker fangs and a forked tail. They did not. Next, the storyline of foreign election interference is not far fetched considering what has already gone on. The writing is a bit prosaic at times but very digestible. Finally, the narrator doesn't cut it despite an obviously earnest effort. He has the kind of voice the reminds me of a Saturday morning commercial announcer asking kids to buy their favorite flavored cereal. Every time the narrator reads "Boom" I have a flashback to the 1960's Batman TV show where a cartoonish 'KAPOW' would flash across the screen whenever the caped crusader landed a right hook on the bad guys. DESPITE the narrator I still rate this at four stars because I like the story.

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  • GB
  • 18-06-2020

Political propaganda

This is little more than a supporting propaganda material, supporting current White House, Fox News, and conservative right agenda; put out under a fictional cover

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  • Robert B
  • 26-01-2020

Spectacular. Edge of the seat action, and timely

Let's just say if your an American you will see the similarities between todays politics and craziness that goes on everyday. Additionally, it is very apparent the author has first hand military experience. I loved every paragraph! couldn't put it down.

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  • Jerry Burney
  • 11-11-2020

Election Nightmare Coming True???

Well, I started this book the week of the 2020 election to try and get my mind off of the current events. Not sure it was a great idea, as I could barely distinguish fact from fiction! My husband would walk into the room and ask if it was the news! Hard to believe that this book was written a year and a half BEFORE the actual election! Good story, that starts to feel more realistic every day. I didn’t always keep up with all the characters names as I was doing other things or going to bed, but plan on getting the rest of the books!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-11-2020

A much needed wake up call

My own reality and sense of security and livelihood has never been so thoroughly rocked by a fiction piece, realistic or not, then it has upon finishing this first book. Truly a thing to behold and listen to. A must read/listen!

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  • R King
  • 15-11-2019

Well performed but highly predictable.

I really enjoyed the Battlefield series as the political side of things was minimal when compared to the overall military thinking and action. The political side of Rigged could have been ghost written by the RNC and our current incumbent’s campaign committee. The fictional conservative president character is what we all hoped for, but never got, but hey.....it’s fiction after all. As is typical in this genre, all liberals are power hungry and amoral at best. All Europeans are shown as anti-American, elitist and supportive of a UN led World Government. I have to wonder if this is just thinly vailed propaganda. I recommend the Battlefield series and will sample the WWIII series in hopes of better entertainment.

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  • Drod
  • 02-01-2021

They Saw The Future

Wow. Riveting. My summary is that reading this book must have been a similar experience for those that read books about the twin towers attack scenario. While I know it’s fiction, the storyline in so real I got queasy at times. One could swear certain government “leaders” read this and then made the plan work to a certain extent at this point. I bought the paperback version for my father-in-law for Christmas;!and I had only listened to 2 chapters!

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  • David T.
  • 21-12-2020

Great Book

Words like timely, insightful, prescient and frightening come to mind. Well organized, well written, great character development and, unfortunately, believable.

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  • B
  • 16-11-2020

scary prophetic, to a degree.

Outstanding story and narration. The tempo of suspense and drama is a fast paced roller coaster for a story without any action combat. Hard to put down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-2020

Very engaging listen

I really enjoyed this book. It is an especially interesting listen as we approach the real 2020 US election!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-2020

Brilliant

It was deviously brilliant. You could see it happening for real. Bring on the next installment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2020

Fantastic

Great listen from start to finish, it really makes you think about modern politics. I’m on book two and with definitely be getting the rest.

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  • Chris Berry
  • 16-07-2020

awesome

another success for these two outstanding authors. getting book 2 immediately. their other books are amazing too

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  • Terry
  • 18-04-2020

amazing

Fast paced and enjoyable. can't wait to listen to book 2 to find out what happens. brilliant

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