Stan, you might want to brace yourself for Separation Two. This time it's oil men in Alberta who want out. I'm only one chapter in, and I can already foresee some pretty lengthy discursions on the well price of OPEC vs domestic crude and federal vs. provincial obligations for maintenance on Highway 1. I'm also thinking that the premier of Alberta -- while calling the referendum -- may decide not to reveal his personal position on it until the last page.
I don't want to spoil it, but in Chapter One we learn that the death count from the plane crash in ExodusUK has gone back up to two. Everything else that happened in the last two books is recounted, in Rain Man-detail, right down to the exchange rate for the pound after the embargo ($1.06) except, bizarrely, the Secretary of State is now remembered as a man.
Did Jessica Swift want too much money?