Author: Ben H. Winters
Accept that Abraham Lincoln never became president, and the United States Civil War was never fought. One hundred fifty years later, in the era of Facebook, smartphones and several hundred, precisely-defined shades of black people, this country still has slave-holding states. Plus, federal law enforcement must find and return escapees to their corporate plantations.
In this re-created America, a skillful, black bounty hunter who works for the U.S.Marshall Service hunts a beautiful youth in the land of happy meals, modern abolitionists and subterfuge.
Surprising twists fill this thriller, including how well Ben H. Winters keeps convincing readers that enslaving Africans was constitutionally-sanctioned and enforced.