CEO and Washington D.C. insider James Sands has made billions by privatizing bankrupt municipal water supplies, but his command of a dwindling resource infuriates citizen and environmental groups. When his partner is assassinated by the shadowy Army of the Republic, Sands begins to lose control of his company and his life. Desperate to save his empire, he turns to Whitehall Security, the massive private intelligence firm with far-reaching political connections. For a steep monthly fee, Whitehall will hunt down and destroy the enemies of Sands' enterprise, and disrupt any civil organizations that still oppose him.Far away, in Seattle, a guerrilla named Lando leads the Army of the Republic on a dangerous campaign against the alliance of big business and government. Charismatic, cunning and driven, Lando is obsessed with the idea of saving the country from itself. Lando's reluctant ally is savvy political organizer Emily Cortright, coordinator of a network of civil groups that seek to inspire a mass movement powerful enough to throw out the corrupt ruling party. When peaceful public protests give way to violence, Lando, Emily, and James Sands become lost in a welter of assumed identities and conflicting loyalties. On a collision course that will test their deepest beliefs and fears, all of them struggle to both redeem and destroy they people they love most. Suspenseful, disturbing, and unforgettable, "The Army of the Republic" is a brilliant novel about what it means to live in a democracy.