An Insurgence Gathers-And They Will Stop at Nothing to Achieve Their Goals They were the Talons of the Phoenix, a secret inner circle of the Failure Club, a social organization for losers. The Talons were culled from the hapless general membership.for greater acts of sabotage against corrupt government and the corporate kingpins it served. Two months before, a municipal garage had been burned in Ohio. Tonight, in Indiana, a highway rest stop would fall victim to the cause. For the Talons, it was a step up. They were advancing toward victory over a hidden enemy that controlled society and plundered the world. While surfing on the Internet one day, Byron Invictus follows a link to the Failure Club, a group with the goal of discussing hot-button social issues and taking action when necessary, including supporting unpopular causes and fringe candidates. They seem a disparate lot, but what unites them is their disgust and resentment for a common foe: corporate power and the corruption it breeds. The leaders of the Failure Club secretly recruit operatives from within the ranks to form an elite inner circle; from there they quickly grow into an insurgent group of no small influence. The possibility of systematic domestic terrorism, its likely motivation, and the plausible means to its success are at the core of this exhilarating and dramatic new novel by novelist James I. McGovern.