This book entitled Crucible of Decline is a fictional story revolving around the eventual collapse of the United States dollar and how a corrupted Federal Government headed by President Carson B. Archer declares a national emergency using the "National Security Emergency Response Act" which has been resurrected from the cold war era thereby allowing the federal government to run the nation in a manner befitting of a dictatorship.
David Miller suspects that he has powers. At the age of 7, reality begins to bend its will to his own. His telekinetic abilities frighten and then infuriate his father whose rage forces David to protect his vulnerable mother. Leaving his father's body and their life behind, both David and his mother must escape authorities, change their names, and again move any time David cannot control his powers.