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Twenty years in the future, America perches on the edge of collapse, devastated by drought and dwindling resources. California, now a totalitarian surveillance state controlling the lion's share of the nation's economy, is on the brink of secession. And family man Nathan Fisher finds himself at the heart of a bloody conspiracy that threatens the lives of his loved ones and the future of the country itself. Pursued by Mason Flagg and the sinister Cerberus organization, Nathan and his embattled family - accompanied by tough-as-nails Marine David Quinn - make a desperate run across the blasted wastes of the western United States, seeking sanctuary in Nevada.

Woefully outmanned and outgunned by a cadre of ruthless Russian mercenaries enlisted by Flagg, and closely pursued by the drug cartels that rule the ravaged Southwest, the Fishers need some serious help to survive...but at what price?

©2017 Steven Konkoly. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Hold onto your headphones 2.0!

WOW! The roller coaster ride continues! Awesome follow-up to book 1 & cliffhanger into book 3. Hurry-up with book 3 Mr. Konkoly! I’ll be standing by...

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unworthy followup

similar style, action and pacing to its pretecessor, but very little added by way of story development or creativity. this book was basically one long action scene linking books 1 and 3. you could skip this book and lose nothing by way of character or plot development. I hate it when authors create fluff to sell more books, and that's what happened here.

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Nothing more than a Story fragment

Konkoly is a fine writer but like so many other writers these days he seems to have decided to divide his stories into multiple pieces to wring just a little more money out of his readers. This tactic is tolerable when each of the parts of the series is a worthwhile standalone story. Unfortunately that is not the case with Rogue State. Here we have no new plot development, no character development to speak of, nothing that would warrant purchasing this is a standalone novel. Instead, we have a pyrotechnic road trip between the first novel in the series and the third. I might even accept this if the series as a whole were stronger but this is Konkoly's weakest effort ever and so after two fragments, I would counsel "skip the whole thing."

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Another cliffhanger ending!

How many novels will be in the Fractured State series? For those that like action and suspense Rouge State provides it. Character development is strong. In this series in the year 2035 California is split to the point of war over water rights, a very realistic concern.

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Don't bother.

This book never got me hooked. Also, the F-bomb was used way too much just, I assume, for shock value. I was thoroughly unimpressed with this one.

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Just ok

The author gets carried away by describing in great detail water conservation politics and peculiarities in 2035 California. The level of detail is quite unnecessary and gets boring as detracts from the overall pace and the flow of the story. Same thing goes about descriptions of the map and escape plans by naming each highway and the road that the heroes of the story will take on their journey. Why? I finally ended up looking at the map, and yes, all those roads are properly described and with this book you don't even need a GPS unit in your car if you are traveling from Mexico to US. But why so much detail? And lastly - the ability of 4 good guys defeat literally an army of hardened and well trained mercenaries and hordes of cartel soldiers is just mind boggling. I don't think I'll be reading any more books by this author.

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heart grabber

thank you for your awesome books. i love them all so far. thank you Lorie

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PLEASE Write Book 3 Already!!

Excellent and realistic storyline. Rather prescient and enthralling given the ever increasing powers of the Federal Govt and it's callused and deadly reach into our everyday lives.

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good military thriller

good solid mil. techno thriller. A little light on the techno but fairly solid. it is near future so current systems are not the focus. storyline and people are good. I will definitely continue the series.

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Another win

Great, gritty, and gripping. Couldn’t have asked for a better write or performance. Well done.

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no ending!

Waited the whole book, battle after constant battle, to get to some more meat in the story, but it never happened! Key characters were killed off without any real addition to the story. Really disappointing, as Steven Konkoly is such an interesting writer. Especially annoyed as there wasn't a follow on book. Will be reluctant to purchase from this author again.