Desperate times continue to grind on with no sign of Martial Law ending soon or any hope that the economic crisis has subsided. Jimmy and his group learn of another camp of refugees that live not ten miles away from them. The group has adopted a 1960's era commune theme, complete with hippie slang and a flower child mentality. The commune was created out of one of the grand old lodges of northern Minnesota and is called Utopia, and they have one rule: No guns allowed.
"Don't get started on this series"
Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.
"DON'T DO IT"
Second-hand smoke gave Martin Muntor lung cancer...and he's mad. Very mad. And he's going to do something about it. It's 1995, and the tobacco industry thinks it's invincible. But is it? Muntor devises an ingenious strategy to put Big Tobacco out of business, and he doesn't care how many people he has to take with him in order to do it. Cigarette company investigator Tommy Rhoads has other ideas, though. Who's right, and who's wrong? Read Find Virgil now, and go along for the wild ride. You'll never forget it.
"A New Fan"
All Lock Gilkenney wants is a family. But he'll have to cross the line to get one. Lock is a dedicated investigator at Child Protective Services. An anonymous report of neglect comes in. He responds and finds the kids in good health. Lock concludes the report was a ruse, possibly part of a scheme to make Natalie Mannheim, the kids' mother, look bad in an upcoming divorce trial. Natalie needs Lock's expertise to help her win custody - and a multimillion-dollar divorce settlement.
"horrible. the story was awful "
In this, the final installment of the Desperate Times trilogy, Jimmy and his people learn that the economic crisis has passed, but not before a bird flu pandemic has claimed a billion lives.
Stealing Second takes a look into future America, an unarmed America, where unmanned drones rule the skies and UN troops police the population. Across the country, detention camps spring up like weeds. Americans are given two weeks to turn in their firearms. But those who believe Americans will easily give up their arms have another thing coming. Washington only succeeds in angering the American People and the country plunges into a second revolutionary war.
"Pulp fiction with a TEOTWAWKI flavor"
Hidden in a cave in Hebron, Israel they find an ancient scroll that gives evidence of a substance so powerful, it gave the Biblical strong man Samson his great strength. In the quest to uncover this powerful secret, they run into two other groups who also know of its existance. The first is a group of protectors chosen each generation to keep the ancient secret and use it when the moment is ready.
"Interesting concept - poor execution"