Crossing The Line
1967. In a world where the South won the Civil War and two nations share the American continent, US Federal Intelligence agent Northrup McLean, evading the CSA's Ministry of State Servitude, joins forces with Thaddeus Lynch, an Engineer for the modern Underground Railroad. Together they struggle to expose an international plot that could easily turn the American cold war into a very hot world war. More
It’s been a hundred years since the end of the Civil War—what the Confederates call the War of Independence—and US Federal Intelligence agent Northrup McLean has little patience for those of his countrymen who still whine about reunifying North and South. That includes the petulant and mysterious government scientist he’s been assigned to escort across the Line, into the CSA, for a secret rendezvous—a rendezvous that very quickly goes very sour. With the meeting ambushed, the scientist killed, his own cover blown, and the brutal Ministry of State Servitude hot on his trail, McLean has no choice but to join forces with the brave but reckless Thaddeus Lynch, an Engineer for the modern Underground Railroad. McLean soon learns that Lynch and his Railroad colleagues have more ambitious plans for their far-reaching organization than their time-honored mission of helping runaway state servants cross the Line, plans that somehow intersect with the dead scientist’s secret mission and point to conspiracy at the highest levels of both governments. With the unexpected assistance of brilliant FIA analyst Ansley Mason, a beautiful refugee Southern belle from his past, McLean sets out to expose a violent international plot that could easily turn the American cold war into a very hot world war.