The Founders' PloteBook - 2011
When California Governor Michael J. DiGrasso pushes through a tough immigration law, the Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional, but the decorated Vietnam veteran refuses to accept the ruling. This ignites a clash between federal, state, and judicial power that threatens to jar the country?s political and justice systems. And it leaves the governor?s long-time friend, President of the United States, Martin W. Ballard, with the decision of whether to federalize the California National Guard to enforce the Court?s order. Tension increases when Elizabeth Stern, a savvy member of the opposition party tries to ram through a new immigration law that will pass judicial review. An expert in back room legislative machinations, she?ll go to any length to force the governor to obey the Court decision, and her devious maneuvers throw DiGrasso?s personal and professional life into turmoil. One sub-plot involves DiGrasso?s close personal friend, Congressman Manuel Mendoza, who is indicted for taking bribes. Another concerns two Mexican families in the country illegally and the tragedies that befall them because of the new immigration law. The unfolding of these interwoven events creates a tense, fast-paced thriller that parallels the current tumult over illegal immigration and the on-going debate on Constitutional interpretation that will leave readers craving for the eventual outcome.
Publisher: [Buckingham, Va.] : [publisher not identified], 2011
Branch Call Number: FICTION Vic
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 254 pages)