"A brilliant, quirky keyhole into the armed and dangerous brains of America's fringe--which is no longer fringe" (Greg Palast, New York Times-bestselling author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy).
Bill Fulton was army infantry. But when his knees gave out, he opened Drop Zone, a military surplus store in Anchorage, and started hiring fellow vets. Sharpshooting hippies, crew-cutted fundamentalists, and PTSD sufferers--all seeking purpose and direction. Alaska gave it to them.
Fulton was enjoying the ride until, one day, the FBI asked him to go undercover, and his road forked. A sovereign citizen who believed no government had authority over him, Schaeffer Cox was a private militia commander amassing an arsenal and plotting to kill judges and law enforcement officers. Fulton's mission: Take down Cox and his militia without any shots fired.
Raucously funny and stark, The Blood of Patriots
depicts men, once brothers in arms serving their country, who now find themselves on opposite sides in a deadly test of the intricacies of liberty, the proper role of government, and the true meaning of patriotism. It offers a witty and unsettling look at political rhetoric gone haywire and a movement the FBI considers the single greatest threat to law enforcement in the nation--all set in the beautiful, terrifying landscape of our forty-ninth state.
"One hell of a read . . . A page turner that combines the thrilling elements of a Richard North Patterson novel with the hard hitting gonzo reportage of the late Hunter S. Thompson." --Jason Leopold, Buzzfeed