A patriot in the truest sense, David Holden was a law-abiding citizen—until the laws proved powerless to protect the innocent, to stop an invader hell-bent on America's destruction. With an army of renegade cops and ex-vets, he's fighting back with all the cunning, expertise, and brute force at his command. Anytime, any place, Holden and his warriors are ready to defend their country from the enemy—the enemy outside and the enemy within.
The Defender series depicts life in an America where anarchy reigns due to a small group of Marxist-leaning terrorists using inner-city gangs and a weak and incompetent federal response to them. Groups of citizens, known as Patriots, band together for protection and take the war to opposing terrorists. A small-college history professor and former Navy SEAL, Dr. David Holden, leads a group of Patriots in an unidentified area known as the Metro.