State of Sin is the working title of the novel I'm about to write. I wrote this promotional blurb for it, working city names and all. Here's a piece of the writing process:
Bankers, farmers and mobsters fight over what it means to be a good person. The boardrooms of Fourth Rome vie with the homesteads of Inlandia for supremacy in the legislature. For some, one moral miscue is a banishment to the underworld – for others, acting morally is the problem. A shroud of lawlessness means morality is all that matters.