About Author Mike Van Lear
Mike Van Lear
Author of Agitators
Mike Van Lear explores future consequences of an increasingly polarized society. The short fuse permeating American culture and politics is a theme in his writing. So too is a yearning one has for the peaceful, bucolic life. Science fiction is an underlying theme, offering his readers imaginative yet morally problematic possibilities of a better world. The manifestation of cultural and political tribalism is a notion Mike opposes yet seeks understanding of its seemingly unlimited capacity.
Agitators, Mike’s first novel, pushes the boundaries of intolerance and its impact on friends and foes alike. Set in 2024, the approaching Presidential election pits xenophobic challenger, Earl “Dutch” Chapman, against embattled incumbent, President Drummond. Caught in the middle is Lou Denslow, a Secret Service Agent connected in more ways than he’d like. Lifelong friends and Lou’s widower father, Vincent, become intertwined in the personal and professional quandaries facing Lou. Will their collective actions defeat Chapman who promises to Restore America?
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