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In “For All The Marbles”, Jim Anderson is merely the reluctant Secretary of Agriculture in the Merkelson Administration when he arrives in Lincoln, Nebraska to deliver the commencement address at his Alma Mater. However, when he leaves Lincoln, he’sMoreIn “For All The Marbles”, Jim Anderson is merely the reluctant Secretary of Agriculture in the Merkelson Administration when he arrives in Lincoln, Nebraska to deliver the commencement address at his Alma Mater. However, when he leaves Lincoln, he’s the President of United States, and his life, and that of the entire country is changed forever.Jack Riston has seemingly ripped this novel right from the headlines of the world’s newspapers and has conjured up a story that is so frightening, yet so real that it seems like something more than mere fiction. In this age of almost daily terrorist events, and our own experiences with the tragedy of 9/11, “For All The Marbles” takes readers on a rip-roaring, but cerebral look at America’s history, and just how our leaders might react in the face of a governmental decapitation by terrorists.Staggered by the death of his wife in a nuclear attack on Washington, DC, Jim Anderson has to come to grips with his own grief, his ancestral history, his legacy, the often blemished history of the United States, and the need to lead and protect the US from terrorists who are literally on the doorstep of the country. Their call is for complete surrender. His call is to reassemble a government from the ashes of a near fatal blow and to lead his frightened countrymen in a battle to vanquish Al Queda invaders, and to make the country safe for generations yet to be born.Join Jack Riston for this historical fiction story of the past and the future that we all share in this country. Learn the good…and, the bad…that made the United States what it is today. Sense your own surroundings and ask what a different history might have made of America. Then ask yourself what you would do if all of this was taken away. Ask yourself if you would be willing to play a game of life or death to save it. Ask yourself if you would be willing to bet your life…for all the marbles.