Rebecca Winston is the wife of Joshua Winston. While Joshua is a social butterfly who has always been actively involved in community affairs and politics, Rebecca is more of an introvert who prefers a quite home life.
She has always loyally supported Joshua in his political involvement and public service, even though she has a disdain for many of the things that accompany the political process.
Rebecca is right at home on the Chatham County farm where her and Joshua have settled, and she is not afraid to take anyone on in a target shooting contest.
Drew is a stereotypical political operative who works as deputy chief of staff for the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives. He moved up the ranks quickly and is one of the most powerful staffers in the legislature at the ripe old age of 31. Drew’s skills have served him well in the political world of the state capital.
His parents were killed in a car accident when he was in the 8thgrade. After his parents’ death Drew lived with his aunt, who is also now deceased. He was married for a short time, but his wife left him. He has no other known family.
Nelson Armando has been a controversial figure from day one.
Prior to being appointed U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security by President Alan Wagner he served in a similar role in New York State and as a small-town mayor.
Armando was a major donor and fundraiser for President Wagner and helped him become the first Republican presidential candidate to carry New York State since Ronald Reagan in 1984.
He has been known to take controversial positions, and those positions led to a narrow, hotly contested confirmation vote. Most conservative Senators voted against Armando even though he was nominated by a Republican President, but he garnered enough votes from Democrats to win confirmation by a razor-thin margin.
Elected in 2016, Alan Wagner is the newly inaugurated President of the United States. Prior to being elected president he served as governor of a Midwestern state for six years.
Wagner is a charismatic speaker who campaigned as a Ronald Reagan-type conservative. His election has given new hope and inspiration to Americans whose views are aligned with his own.
Bob Kendall is a career Army man who attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major. After retiring from the Army, Bob worked as a Sergeant at Arms at the N.C. General Assembly.
He is a “shoot first, ask questions later” kind of guy whose nickname could easily be “Bob the Destroyer.”
If Bob addresses you as “son,” that is a term of endearment. If he addresses you as “boy”… not so much.
Bob is a take-charge leader who typically assumes command of any situation at the outset.
After being neck-deep in the political process for most of his adult life, Joshua Winston looked forward to a more peaceful life and the opportunity to spend time on his new farm with his wife, Rebecca, and their new puppy, Reagan. He had served as a town councilman, mayor and state legislator, and had decided not to seek re-election to the state house a year ago.
Joshua’s plans for a peaceful retirement from politics were shattered when the American republic as we know it crumbled. Now, he is faced with the challenge of leading a group of people who are struggling to make do and survive in a grave new reality defined by lawlessness, chaos, violence and uncertainty.