Counteract – Book One of the Resistance Series
Two teens discover the government is staging terrorist attacks to exploit and control the public in Tracy Lawson's eerily believable YA debut novel.
In an alternate reality version of 2034, terrorist attacks on American soil continue after the events of 9/11. The Office of Civilian Safety and Defense, created in 2019 to oversee domestic security, rises to unprecedented heights of power by exploiting the people's overriding fear of terrorism.
When Tommy Bailey and Careen Catecher meet during one of the bogus terrorist attacks, they discover the OCSD's darkest secret: an antidote distributed by the government to "protect" people from the effects of imaginary toxins in the air is really being used to lull them into a state of submission. Tommy and Careen face a difficult choice: stay quiet about what they know--or risk their safety and anonymity to join an underground rebel group that's determined to break the OCSD's grip on the nation.
About Tracy Lawson (Dallas, Texas Author)
Once upon a time, Tracy Lawson was a little girl with a big imagination who loved to tell stories. Her interests in dance, theatre, and all things make-believe led her to a career in the performing arts, where “work” meant she got to do things like tap dance, choreography musicals, and weave stories.
Her mid-life career change was prompted by a cross-country job relocation, and now Tracy has a four-volume dystopian series for young adults and two nonfiction history books to her credit. Her latest project, a thriller set during the Revolutionary War, combines her two favorite genres.
Tracy is married with one grown daughter and two spoiled cats. She divides her time between Dallas, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio.