On the Way to a Coup d'Etat is a dramatic story, a searing scrutiny of our politics and
government. Though set in the near future, it is an entirely credible development of the forces that are now in play.
President Millwright, elevated to office by an unusual event, is short, balding, he limps
and has a high squeaky voice (as did Abraham Lincoln). But he possesses something
more essential: character. He is opposed in every conceivable way, some of which are
horrific, by nefarious politicians, truth-distorting think-tanks and media, and by many
members of Congress too greedy or too fearful to align with their consciences-and even
by a bizarre cultural hero. This opposition proves to be successful. But how things turn
is truly convincing as America, while on the surface continues to lie to itself, continues
Yet On the Way to a Coup d'Etat is a surprisingly uplifting story, due in part to the believable characters of both President Millwright and his wife, Ann. These folks are more human and more alive than many of our current politicians.
One of the underlying themes in this remarkably astute book is an in-depth examination of what it means to lead a country, especially a country in trouble.
Bob Scher, author of Lightning, The Nature of Leadership