By Michael Mercurio
Amid the turbulent Sixties arises an fascinating story of affection, betrayal, and demise within the ever-historic Charleston, South Carolina. As marine maverick Mike Romano steps off the naval base, he has no inkling of what civilian existence has in shop for him. After retrieving his spouse from his homeland of recent York urban, he launches a brand new profession as an assurance salesman, with a hearth for placing the previous at the back of him and reaching nice success.
But Mike speedy reveals himself hawking burial assurance and gathering weekly charges in a predominately black ghetto. This isn’t what he had anticipated, however the publicity ignites a distinct form of inner flame—one that's quiet yet robust. It will get him excited by a political workforce purpose on confident social switch, which introduces him to a desirable, filthy rich, older girl with excessive political pursuits who units her attractions on him. As his involvement within the civil rights stream intensifies, so does the groundswell opposed to the Vietnam struggle. Tensions upward thrust in addition to racial hostility, murders, bombings, and burnings, and Mike quickly realizes that the United States isn't any longer the rustic he as soon as swore to defend.
Experience those old and iconic occasions, in the course of the lifetime of one passionate guy looking for own achievement and public justice.
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