Still reeling from the death of President Glass, Deputy Marshal Mason Raines finds himself working for the New Colony. Using his unique skills as both lawman and soldier, he leads an elite team tasked with retrieving critical supplies for mankind's last survivors. While delivering goods to an independent food supplier, known only as "The Farm", Mason uncovers a secret that goes against all that it means to be human. Refusing to join their ranks, he soon finds himself the target of a man willing to do anything to keep that secret from being revealed.
Hundreds of miles away, Tanner and Samantha investigate a cryptic call from the Watts Bar Nuclear Facility. There they discover a menace so great that it threatens to leave the surrounding area forever uninhabitable. When Tanner is captured by a militia group, Samantha is faced with not only surviving on her own, but also finding a way to secure his escape.
With Tanner and Samantha away, Issa secretly departs for Mount Weather to share the exciting news of her pregnancy. Armed with an elephant rifle and her two trusty blades, she discovers a band of men trafficking in those who have been afflicted with the virus. It is then that Issa must decide where her loyalties lie, as well as how much risk she and her unborn child can endure.
©2016 Arthur Bradley (P)2016 Arthur Bradley
Retired. Mom with 4 grown boys. Addicted to audio books also a news junkie. Favorite genres are Sci-fi, prepping, space and apocalyptic.
Every book in the Survivalist series has been really good, Each one better than the last. However Dark Days #8, is not better, good but not better. Book 7 had a great ending to the series and was a really enjoyable book. The 8th book was a good book but very much the same kind of story and antics as book 7. What is different is it's missing the great ending that 7 had. It appears it's going to continue on. I don't get why the author didn't start a new series. So if you liked the Survivalist Series you will most likely enjoy the 8th book as well. All the loveable characters, Tanner , Mason, Bowie and Sam are back in the 8th. The Survivalist series ending in #7 book brought me to tears but there were no tears from me in the 8th. I recommend the Dark Days #8 with one caveat and that is that #7 ended the series (I thought) and Dark Days had nothing new.
After finishing the last book in the series, I wasn't sure if Dr. Bradley could bring it back into the thick of things in a way that would be interesting or seem as notable as the previous story arc, but I was wrong.
If anything, the characters finally come into their own in this story.
Some elements of the story seem a bit too convenient at times, and parts of it seem a little bit hurried, but when it comes time for Tanner, Samantha and Mason to shine, the story doesn't disappoint for this fan. Bowie is still my favorite character, as ever.
Good stories are all about characters, and writing interesting characters is a difficult thing to do. Overall, the series has a bit of a systematic feel to it sometimes, giving the story some meat and chances to see the characters grow. Even so, I couldn't help but visibly grin at times listening to their exploits.
I'll be eagerly awaiting the continuation of the series.
I will not eat survival bricks again, and this goes to show coal is safer in the long term. Another great book in the series, I just wish we didn't have to wait for the next one.
Mason & Bowie and Tanner & Sam back in full force. With Bowie & his Super Grade, Mason keeps trying to make the world a better place. Keep them coming Dr. Bradley!
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