Jona McCracken is a broken ex-Marine with PTSD and a host of other personal issues. He stumbles upon a website promising relief from all his ills. The only catch is that he must immigrate to Shinar 54, a utopian city in the Nevada desert to obtain the wonder cure and to meet Lisa, his enchanting recruiter.
Shinar is the enclosed haven for millions of people who have overcome sickness and pain. The outside world believes Shinar is a powerful and dangerous doomsday cult. Shinar prepares it people for the next life with a singularity of purpose that impoverishes the United States and sets the two nations on a collision course. As the political and economic tensions ratchet up, the world spirals down into an epidemic of fear, bigotry and propaganda. World war is imminent. Jona and Lisa find themselves in the middle of it.
Marco Franco, Jona's friend and confidant, is on his own mission to rescue his younger sister from certain death. Can he do it though intrigue and alliances?
Set in the not-too-distant future, Shinar 54 is a story of conflict between good and evil, truth and lies, and the clash of opposing values. Ultimately, it is a tale of renewal, redemption and reconciliation.
D. Corey Sanders is a self-diagnosed obsessive-compulsive judge with two jobs, two kids, two dogs and one repetitively wonderful wife. When he isn't exhausted from church volunteer work, his is up early each morning studying Japanese and solving the world's problems through fiction. Sanders lives in Safford, Arizona.