Login Form

Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War – Finish The Summer with A Real Political Thriller

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War, a novel by Brian McCracken, the first volume of a trilogy,  is the story of family, loyalty to country, changing times and the damage, devastation and alienation polarized thinking produces.

Contemporary America has been torn apart, now 2025, Civil War, with two distinctive sides, comprised of Republicans and Democrats, fight on the land freedom once knew for dominance.

Each entity has well advanced and developed military. Special Forces and Operations, with the most advanced technology, as well as battalions of fighters ready, devoted to their cause.

McCracken introduces the human element, bringing the national division of parties once built on rhetoric and bullying, to what seems like a natural decent stemming from deep seeded hatred and difference of opinions.

The story revolves around two soldiers, Samir Nashwari, a high school student living in Wilmington, N.C. and Olivia “Olly” Vasquez who is helping her mother raise her two younger brother in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Five years later, as both their lives have been overturn by the dramatic political upheaval in the zunited States that results in a new civil war both have enlisted and have excelled now Special Operations Military Leaders.

Samir fights for the Republicans as a Mako, a Navy SEAL-like amphibious commando, Olly fights for the democrats as a Phantom, a technologically invisible sniper. Their fates are intertwined when it is discovered the founding documents of the Old United States have been stolen from the democratic capital, which remained Washington, D.C.

As the two heroes separately strive to unravel the mystery they interact with their devoted teams to uncover a conspiracy involving not just American but the entire world as they know it.

Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War, combines history, the love of Politics and the vision of a futuristic America where one can see what polarized party beliefs without the unity of a common American vision does.

McCracken, a noted Political scholar, has taken elements that he sees as the most damaging and destructive and built a trilogy upon it. 

Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and NetGallery.

Brain McCracken is a South Carolina native and graduate of Wofford College with a BA in Government and Economics and a minor in religion. He was also a Rhodes scholarship and Fulbright finalist. He is currently pursuing a dual degree in International and Comparative lit at Duke University. Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War is his debut novel and the first in a trilogy.

 

Haute Tease

  • California Takes Critical First Steps Toward Rape Kit Reform

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Joyful Heart Foundation announced that California passed into law two important steps to reform the way the state addresses untested rape kits in law enforcement custody and to strengthen victim's rights, including access to information about the status of the kit.

     
  • CVNE Winery, of Rioja, Spain, Presents The Works of Sir Anthony Caro

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    CVNE (pronounced Coo-nay), a leading producer of Spanish wines from Rioja, will host 'Caro at CVNE' an exhibition of installation pieces, of renowned British artist Sir Anthony Caro,  throughout the historic winery grounds.

     
  • UPDATED: Newly Installed Miami Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Kills Six

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The death toll has risen to six in the aftermath of a catastrophic collapse of a pedestrian bridge installed six days ago spanning Eighth Street, a busy multi-lane highway in west Miami,  connecting the Florida International University campus.

     
  • The Fastest Growing Companies in America

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

     
  • Backcountry - Riveting, an Attention Grabbing Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Backcountry, from IFC Midnight and Fella Films, presents the perfect outdoor, man verses the nature, horror film a combination of terror, sheer fright, paralyzing fear and gritty determined display of survival instinct and will power.

     
  • NEON Acquires Worldwide Rights To Todd Douglas Miller’s “Apollo 11”; CNN Films Retains North American TV Rights

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    NEON has acquired the worldwide theatrical rights to Todd Douglas Miller’s (Dinosaur 13) cinematic space event documentary, Apollo 11.  Executive produced by CNN Films, the film features never-before-seen, large-format film footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments.   

  • COLCOA French Film Festival To Honor Mélanie Laurent; Announces The COLCOA "Classics Line-Up"

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced that Mélanie Laurent will be honored as their "Focus on a Filmmaker" at the COLCOA French Film Festival. Additionally, they have announced the five films that comprise the "COLCOA Classic Series."

Donate Elite

It's the desire at Haute-Lifestyle.com to keep journalism free. Running a business, however, dictates what is now a common dilemma; a paywall, subscription or donation. Thank you for your donation.