Lex Talionis is the long awaited sequel to Gorton’s novel USSA. With non-stop action, the book takes the reader into what could be defined as the dramatic downfall of a once proud and glorious USA. The characters and events are so believable the reader will ask: Could this be fiction, the result of the fertile scientific mind of the author, or could it be a frightening prediction of the results of a weakening of the social and governmental structures at the core of the Washington DC? The interplay between individuals and groups leads the reader to seriously question whether this startling analysis of the current USA is a disturbing and frightening mix of fiction and current world events. The book takes several unpredictable turns, keeping the reader constantly on their toes.