Southern Legacy Rising
Book One: Fate Intervenes
by Russ L. Hein
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Pub Date 05 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 18 Jan 2024
Senator Elliot Reinhart arrives in Washington, DC, determined to make a positive impact on the United States. He is faced with numerous obstacles in the form of committee meetings with individuals who prioritize power and re-election over all else. While navigating these challenges, he encounters Representative Rebecca Sheldon, a captivating and youthful woman. Unbeknownst to him, other individuals with their own motives to attain power will compel him to take actions beyond his role as a senator. This leads to a rapidly escalating situation spiraling out of his control. A major national incident rocks Washington, DC, leaving multiple law enforcement agencies working together to prevent a crisis. Over the next few weeks, Elliot, Rebecca, and a dedicated group of individuals work together to uncover the truth and prevent any further upheaval.
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