Redundancy is a fact of my life. I am prefacing this review with a previous preface. I am lucky enough to be an advanced reader for Bob. This simply means I got the book before it was published and devoured it with rapidity. I read the book, I received no compensation for writing it and I am giving it 5 STARS because it deserves it. Feel free to check my other reviews and you will note that I “calls them as I sees them”, which means the star ratings are all over the place. So, in conclusion, this is a darn fine book and if you enjoy action and adventure, you should really buy it.
First off this is a scary book. Not "what goes bump in the night" scary but plausible scary. I recently read One Second After by William R. Forstchen and it detailed what occurred after a nuclear bomb generated nation wide EMP. McDermott provides a post-apocalyptic tale after some major solar flares.
McDermott's books provide a strong plot with excellent character development. I was chided by an author for my penchant for likable characters. I would defend that in that Darth Vader was a very likable villain. Likability provides incentive to continue to see what happens to that character. Bob provides very likable characters and in this book, those characters are dealing with some pretty despicable things.
This is the first in the series and it makes that clear in the title. If you are looking for closure, then buy the entire series. I enjoyed the book and would suggest to the author to get moving on the sequel.
I highly recommend it.
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