An average American middle class community is faced with a sudden and complete breakdown of the US economy, government, and society after a massive, nation-wide Islamic terrorist attack. Like the vast majority of Americans, none of the residents of Sea Breezes have a convenient bunker in the woods or a compound of survivalist friends to escape to. They have to find some way to organize themselves in order to survive with what they have on hand and what they can obtain by using their own wits and determination.
Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cantrell and his brother-in-law, former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Josh Koenig, residents of the Florida community, volunteer to help, and what follows is the riveting and often heart-breaking account of a community coming to grips with the unthinkable.
Defending Sea Breezes is a complex story that weaves together international Islamic terrorism, US foreign policy failures, and the indomitable American spirit, to portray one of the most realistic and compelling "what if" stories of survival, all in one complete, stand-alone novel.
Unlike similar novels, this story gives a realistic, even probable, military and political background for the Collapse.
If you believe that America's foreign policy over the last seven years has been correct, you will probably not enjoy this book.
Because this novel contains contemporary dialogue, it contains some profanity.
Special note from the author:
I had been working on this novel for many months, and as I was preparing to publish it, the horrific events of the ISIS massacre in Paris occurred. Unfortunately, those attacks fit exactly into the story line of my novel, and the event was easily incorporated; in fact, I only modified one sentence to do so. It is disturbing but all too predictable in today's world when terrorism fiction becomes fact.
©2015 Douglas Thornblom (P)2016 Douglas Thornblom