Seldom does a writer begin his writing career at the age of eighty. Yet, that is the case with the author of this profoundly forward-looking vel concerning the time when the world is in its worst political turmoil and the United States is about to pay dearly for the disastrous ecomic policies of expanding socialism and its debt-ridden existence. The United States stands on the brink of a political, ecomic, and possible military disaster of gargantuan proportions. Ken Mease is a World War II veteran, having enlisted on August 1, 1944 and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Santa Maria, Azores. He was horably discharged in November, 1946, with the rank of sergeant and belonged to the Air Force Reserve for four years. Ken is a native of Selinsgrove, PA. At age fourteen, he taught himself to write music but dismissed the idea of a musical career. Following one semester at the Conservatory of Music at Susquehanna University, located in his hometown, he decided to pursue learning-through-experience in order to establish his own business. In 1971, he borrowed $500 to found a tool and machine shop.Shortly thereafter, he expanded the business to include custom plastic injection molding, which remains the core of the business. He still works a full day, every day. Ken and his wife, Millie, have been married for almost sixty years. They have two daughters and two sons, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Ken also composed the Theme for this story, which has been recorded and is available separately.