Strike Point - Blackout
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." (James Madison)
There were many who said it would happen. No one listened.
Was it true that ISIS set off multiple EMPs across the United States, taking out the entire power grid? Or was that just a cover-up?
John and Laura Monroe are stuck on a train that has come to its final stop 150 miles from home. With no communications, and with strange storms taking over the skies, every decision they make could be the difference between life and death.
Strike Point - Caged
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." (Abraham Lincoln)
The new world without power has been tough to navigate, but John and Laura continue to learn.
John longs to get back to his home in St. Louis, but there never seems to be an easy way to get there.
Until one day they are given a gift that will change the course of all their lives.
But will that change mean freedom or have John dangling at the end of a rope?
Strike Point - Adrift
"In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends." (Martin Luther King Jr.)
Months after an EMP has taken down the grid, John and Laura work tirelessly to get back home.
But even their newfound comrades can't save them from the evil that awaits.
America has been infiltrated by a force that wants only to see the country burn and its citizens turned into slaves or worse.
Hard decisions have to be made, and the wrong ones could be fatal.
©2016 Emerson Hawk (P)2016 Emerson Hawk
A story that made sense...
I love Kevin Pierce.
Anger...As I listened I wondered WHY are these people going to St. Louis? A house... anyone who had ears along the way, would know it was destroyed. Close family? Nieces and nephews that they probably saw once a year in normal times? They had everything they needed on Ben's farm and anyone with a brain would have stayed. But I guess the author would not have had a book. Should have had a desperate reason to go home. A daughter or son maybe. Making the story more credible...
While this was a good listen, there were too many times that folks needed something, and it magically appeared. No way would all the needed items etc. just become available.
Right after listening to 9 of Mark Goodwin's audiobooks which are also apocalyptic, this story line is weak and is hard to imagine. Quick examples:
One character named George takes on 4 trained, armed soldiers and incapacitates each of them, saving the day and the heroes of the book.
Next quick example: a boat that is big enough not to capsize when an adult runs and jumps into it (a flying leap) requires only a single gallon of gasoline to go a long way immediately following a short time of full throttle while carrying 5 adults to escape risk from gunfire from the shore. Any boat owner would know that a gallon of gas would be consumed very quickly in a vessel which would be able to do these things.
Not well thought through, and could use some pretty basic editing to maintain consistency in the story line. Recommend Mark Goodwin's audio books which, while not perfect, are basically believable, at least.
I wanted to jump into this book and give the Protagonist a kick in the ass. What a moron. When his wife comes out of the ether I hope she leaves him. Hard to read because of all the suffering Laura endures because of her stupid husband. If the author writes a book 4 he better make sure John pays for the error of his ways.
I have listened to many books in this genre. So if you are new to this genre then I would recommend it. If you have listened to many then I would probably pass on this one. Everything the characters do is dumb. I guess that's how Hawk decided to present the book. It works for some audiences but for the veteran in this genre its just annoying.
Good prepper novel with an entirely new idea introduced. Can't tell you; it would ruin the story.
"I wanted to like this book but....."
I really enjoy this genre but I'm afraid this book didn't impress me. I found the characters rather annoying to be honest. Then there was the repetition of themes, including a very stereotypical depiction of Islam which i found very simplistic.
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