The original book was going to be a documentary on the negative influence of the Military Industrial Complex on American society where 50% of the nation's wealth for the past 53 odd years has been going to less then 7% of the population. All the other necessary factors of a viable infrastructure depleted over this period: public education, health care, housing, mass transit, environmental degradation etc.
However, I was strongly advised against this endeavor and instead chose to fictionalize the story. I want to illustrate the impact on society of the above endeavors on the people involved and the varied reactions of these people. This is the thrust of the book.
The proof of this "pudding" is seen in the following reaction of a reviewer.
"Dear Enos; Thank you for your skepticism of Government and your
faith in Mankind."
"...a dramatic tale of how the ambition and greed of a select few people can have powerful and long-lasting negative results while goodness can also prevail in spite of temptations and pressures to go against one's convictions.
Kathleen Sutherland, Master's Degree in English/Creative Writing