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People started getting sick...

When the pandemic hit, nobody was expecting it to be as bad as it was. The economy barely survived the lockdowns, but it staggered along until civil unrest shattered people’s hope of better times to come. With it being an election year, more and more Americans were waking up to the idea that they truly were behind the curve. The hope was if they did not get sick, run out of money, or could avoid violent mobs, they would be fine. The collapse happened so gradually, nobody saw it coming...but the very few. 

Lifelong friends...

Three doctors, a realtor, a contractor, and a pro shooter/model, make up the couples who had been lifelong friends and pooled their money to prepare for hard times. They soon find out money cannot buy you everything, even safety and security.

A jealous rancher wants to buy their land and does not want to take “no” for an answer. More than once, Lyle and his family are found on the wrong side of the fence. With human remains found on the new property, the mystery deepens, as the world around them slowly descends into chaos.

©2020 Boyd Craven III (P)2020 Boyd Craven III

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Great idea, too crude.

I haven't made it all the way through and am not sure I will. The language starts off being occasional but gets more and more frequent with heavier foul language and crude sexual humor. Other reviews had mentioned how much Christianity was in the book but if it comes up later it's pretty disappointing that a Christian would feel the need to inject so much crudeness.

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So Good, so plausible, so relevant!

This story could be true. Infact. each plot point did happen in our America over the past year. Only to different folks; in different cities and towns. I was subject to mob rage and attacked in my suv, like the character in the book, this summer in Philadelphia. Like her, I was minding my business, and got my vehicle surrounded, jumped on, windows smashed, with bricks, ball bats, and rocks. In the end, I was ok, I forced my way out and my vehicle wasn't breached. But the city cops harassed me about my hand gun (even though I have had a carry permit for 30 years; and didn't brandish it, or fire a shot). Their first questions from them were if I was carrying that day; which I found both annoying and alarming. After that I had me attorney present for all calls and my statement. Not one of the mob has been questioned or arrested yet, to my knowledge. Despite front and rear view video and cellphone footage of the event.... It sucks that prepper fiction is becoming current events. Let's hope for peace, keep our powder dry, and "Embrace the suck!" Great book, great performance, unfortunately, almost not fiction.

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  • 03-17-21

So far I don’t really care for the story

I’m gonna continue to story but so far just antifa and liberals being the bad guy isn’t that good of a story. I think it would’ve been better if there was another bad guy, for lack of better terms. And I’m starting to hate that in every apocalyptic book the main characters are the most prepared US citizens ever. It’s almost laughable, there’s three doctors had a professional shooter? Kinda dumb. Can’t wait for the second book when we find out they were actually all Navy SEALs too LOL! The narrator saved this book his performance was phenomenal!

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fantasy "group". rediculous.

absurd. millionaire doctors and "know it all" supermodels win during good times and bad.
can't wait for them to find a shipping container full of military weapons and unlimited ammo. probably a platoon of young, fit army rangers with strykers will show up to help them defend the compound.
another damn waste of money..
c'mon man.. jeez

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Can’t wait for Book 2

Boyd has written a series that timely and relevant. The characters are believable and storyline is solid. He quickly develops the characters and keeps the story moving. For the readers of Boyd’s other works yes there are a few “chuffs” in here. Kevin Pierce does his typical amazing job of bringing the characters off the paper. Ready for book two would preorder if I could now.

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Horrible

The book is horrible. It is full of racism (goat humper) and the Antifa Boogeyman remarks. BLM apparently just goes around attacking this particular family.
Typical right wing christian hypocrisy.
I love this particular narrator he is the only good part of this book.
I won't be reading anymore from this writer

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Well done

D it Boyd has done it yet again. He Always Writes Great stories, and Goes into such detail with Character Development. well done. Get that pen back out of the holster and get to work.

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Outstanding!

Another compelling book by a great author who never ceases to amaze with his story telling abilities.
Job well done by author and narrator.

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Book 1

Great story line with real current events mixed in. As always Kevin Pierce the voice of the apocalypse did a fantastic job.

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Another dammit Boyd Good

loved every second of it interesting characters great additions especially a king Shepherd what more could you ask for other than ending it again on a high note, now if we can just get him chained to a desk to release the rest faster!!!

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  • 10-31-21

Simply amazing

As most, I have heard many books by this author and he always gets the balance just right. This amazing book will have you laughing, in suspense and emotional all through. Can’t wait to get on to book 2. As for the narrator, “the voice of the apocalyps ) is, as always on top form. I only ever listen to books narrated by him. Not sure what I’d do if he retired 😂