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Well written with a great blend of plot development and action, the third book in the “The Perseid Collapse” series offers a glimpse into how the US might try and recover after a significant collapse in infrastructure. Mr. Konkoly does a great job of painting an all too realistic possibility of high amounts of government oversight combined with the lawlessness of a post-apocalyptic world. The story wraps up the series nicely but also leaves room for the author to come back and rejoin the fletchers as some point in the future.
The narrator does a great job bringing all the characters to life and does well with the New England Accent.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I enjoyed the first two books of the series. The story and events were believable and the books flowed well. In Book 3 we have another disaster that nearly wipes out the infrastructure of the East Coast. Rather than a continuation of the struggles that Alex and his family would face, we are presented with the implausible tale of how the Federal government would seek to use small, under trained, ill-equipped local militias to secure the population. It just did not ring true at all. Why bypass the State, County, and local Police organizations let alone the many fire departments, Red Cross and other first responders.
It seemed the author wants to weave a story of how substantial the militias are rather than construct how a real disaster would play out. The constant hints that Homeland Security was out to rob Americans of thier Open Carry Righrs became boring. Yet the author saw no contradication with the militias denying fellow Americans the freedom of assembly and movement. Of course in a emergency that leaves millions without power, food or water, security forces would be expected to disarm people carrying and bruising weapons in their vincity. But the author sees that as some conspiracy to deny Americans of their essential rights while ignoring the millions who face disease and starvation and denies them the freedom to move to safer ground.
Good book if you believe paranoid militia members are there to save us when disaster strikes. It would have been so much better if the story was cast in the more believable light of a Federal response that worked with already in place law enforcement and disaster relief organizations. It seems the author had an agenda to push and the story suffered because of it. But if see black helicopters around every corner than you may like Book 3.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
just can't finish it. boring, long winded and uninteresting conflict between uninteresting people.
Wont be trying this author again