In 2035, the southwestern United States is ravaged by drought, reeling from an environmental catastrophe that has left the landscape a chaotic, depleted ruin. California, still viably inhabitable due to its oppressive social controls, marshals state-of-the-art surveillance technology and totalitarian policies to preserve its fragile hold on rapidly dwindling resources and an increasingly unsettled population.
After a prominent California congresswoman is assassinated for her support of the state's secession from the United States, Nathan Fisher - accidental witness to a clandestine military-style operation - is drawn into an unraveling conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of power and threatens the lives of Fisher and his family.
Hunted by ruthless killers seeking to ensure his silence, suspected by the authorities, and aided only by a loyal Marine officer with a mysterious agenda, Fisher and his loved ones must somehow stay a step ahead of their relentless pursuers, navigating a ruined world in a desperate search for sanctuary.
©2016 Steven Konkoly (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
The good news is that the second novel in the series will be released in 5 days.
Fractured State is set in San Diego area of California in the year 2035. Parts of the state have water rationing and most of the state is in poverty brought on by leftist state and local governments. Politicians are being murdered. A state of war exists between those who want to secede from the US and those who want to remain a US state. The novel certainly is action and suspense filled.
this book is described as a possibly realistic idea of what life would be like in america after a disaster. i suppose that could be true. but as someone who enjoys non fiction that has a STORYLINE, it BORED me to tears. this book just drones on an on about guns, their technical specifications, the military, and covert operations.
sigh. the characters are wooden gi joe caricatures, the women are cast as stressed out crazies who are also damsels in distress, and the main characters are politically void.
i listened right up to the last 1 hour of narration in hope it would get more interesting, but it just never does. the pace never picks up. supposed military geniuses make obvious mistakes, the characters tend to just sit around with their thumbs up their ars**
skip it. i'd be returning it if i hadn't bought 2 books on one credit. (the other one was great).
written a better book.
anyone without a monotone voice
hmm, probably all of them
just dreadful. i can't believe someone published this trash.
Book was an enjoyable performance and story but it just ended out of nowhere and left me frustrated. Will buy the next book to continue the series...
Yes and no. The premise is really timely to climate change. It is short on the science. It has a very action movie overall plot. I am more a science, tech person so I found the action/military chase and battles a little tiresome.However, I am writing a review which I very rarely take the time to do, so I guess I did enjoy it.
good overall narrator as we all know the narrator can just kill a book for audio. He was good.
It certainly would lend itself to film of either kind probably more of an action movie.
I am going to try book 2.
Konkoly seems robe squeezing readers by writing serial books that cost as much as a complete novel. I hate such sleazy money grubbing.
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