Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America : Liberation is a speculation on life in near-future America after the country suffers an economic cataclysm that leads to a resurgence of the ghosts of its past, such as the human slave trade. Our heroes are the Slick Six, a group of international criminals who set out to alleviate the worst of these conditions and put America on the road to recovery. LIberation s a story about living down the past, personally and nationally; about being able to laugh at the punch line to the long, dark joke of American history. Slattery's prose moves seamlessly between present and past, action and memory. With Liberation, he celebrates the resilience and ingenuity of the American spirit.