August 6, 2014
Paperback, 226 pages
Buddhapuss Ink, LLC
August 4, 2015
Paperback, 300 pages
Buddhapuss Ink, LLC
Tracy Lawson (Dallas, TX)
Award-winning author of The Resistance Series
- What happens when we surrender our civil liberties for the promise of safety and security.
- Using a dystopian thriller to ask, “What if the government controlled every aspect of your life?”
- Learning you can make a difference and stand up for what is right when the opportunity arises.
In Counteract, Book One of The Resistance Series, the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense (OCSD) has guarded the public against the rampant threat of terrorism for the last fifteen years with the full backing of the US government. Their carefully crafted list of Civilian Restrictions means no concerts or sporting events, no travel, no social media, no cash transactions, and no driver’s licenses for eighteen-year-olds Tommy and Careen. The OCSD has even outlawed grocery stores, all in the name of safety.
Now, there’s a new threat-airborne chemical weapons that could be activated at any time. But the OCSD has an antidote: just three drops a day is all it takes to stay safe. It’s a small price to pay for safety. Or is it?
What Careen and Tommy learn about the true nature of the terrorist threat spurs them to take action, and their decisions lead them to run afoul of local law enforcement, team up with an underground resistance group, and ultimately take their quest for the truth to the highest reaches of the United States government.
Book Two, Resist, picks up this fast-paced dystopian series right where the action left off. After their plan to rescue a group of dissenters imprisoned by the OCSD spins out of control, Tommy and Careen are on the run, dodging the quadrant marshals in a headlong dash for the remote mountain headquarters of the Resistance. There they meet more members of the rebel group—not all of whom can be trusted.
Their budding relationship is tested when an attempt to spark a revolution goes awry, and the pair moves toward an inevitable confrontation with the forces that terrorize the nation. Will their differing viewpoints drive a wedge between them? And where does love fit in when you’re trying to overthrow the government?
Tracy Lawson is an award-winning author of two nonfiction books. She’s enjoyed creating the characters Tommy and Careen and looks forward to continuing their story in more volumes of The Resistance Series young adult novels. Tracy lives in Dallas with her husband, daughter and three spoiled cats.