FEDERAL is an alarming financial thriller in which bond trader Stephen Vinson finds himself inextricably thrown into a maze of political and fiscal deceit surrounding the Federal Reserve System. Arguably the most widely misunderstood and most secretive institution in America, the Federal Reserve is in fact a private company with an unprecedented monopoly over the financial systems of the United States and much of the free world. After Vinson is mistakenly issued shares in the Federal Reserve, he is invited into their elite inner circle. He learns how elections are fixed, how crises are created to use taxpayers' funds as they see fit, how banks and military control entire nations, and about their deals with allies and terrorists alike. All in pursuit of more power and control. What Stephen unearths is as explosive as it is dangerous and may cost him his life. FEDERAL brings to startling light the criminal behavior by those who in secrecy exercise unrestricted power.