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The Axis of Evil had the perfect strategy. Destroy the heartbeat of America. Invade with their million man army. But there was one thing they didn't count on...Texas.

Once again, political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction as sixteen-time bestselling author, Bobby Akart (The Blackout Series, The Pandemic Series, The Boston Brahmin Series and the Prepping for Tomorrow Series) intertwines historical fact with plausible fiction in The Lone Star Series.

For decades, American administrations have forced our military to be neutered in many respects - hampered by restrained rules of engagement, passed in strength by Russia and China, and tested by rogue nations like North Korea and Iran. As a result, nuclear Armageddon hangs over us like a mighty sword.

Military analysts agree that the United States can't start World War III. Why? We might lose. Sabers are rattling and the war of words escalate between America and her enemies, but the rhetoric has done little to stop the nuclear proliferation of North Korea and Iran. When the deep state, a close-knit group of powerful, influential people within our government challenges a new, untested President, things go awry.

The decisions made in the darkened rooms of Washington have a profound impact on ordinary Americans like the Armstrong family, Texas ranchers who spend their time making a living, but also preparing for the worst. As most of the family lives their life in Texas, one of them will unknowingly be the catalyst for World War III.

About the Lone Star Series

Political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction with the Lone Star Series by Bestselling Author Bobby Akart. A devastating EMP attack thrusts most of America into darkness, except for one state which has taken the steps to protect its power grid Texas.

World War III is imminent and a new President faces terrible choices as she navigates the shark-infested waters of Washington, and the geopolitical complexities around the world.

From Washington to Austin to a ranch in West Texas, decisions are made to protect the lives of Americans, some of which are considered selfish, rather than for people s survival.

The Lone Star series is designed to be the most thought-provoking post-apocalyptic series ever written. It will be a reminder to us all that...

One day, tomorrow won't come.

Books in the Lone Star Series Axis of Evil - February 20, 2018 Beyond Borders - March, 2018 Lines in the Sand - April, 2018 Texas Strong - May, 2018 Fifth Column - June 2018 Suicide Six - July 2018

©2018 Bobby Akart Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 02-25-18

An Introduction To Your Next Favorite Series

You Never Know When The Day Before Is The Day Before (An Introduction To Your Next Favorite Series)


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Axis of Evil starts off a few places introducing a few characters. A bull rider and a rancher are the two main introductions and we find out a little into the book that they are from the same family. We’re also introduced to a special operator that is sent all over the world doing secretive “SEAL-type” missions. We find out that the matriarch of the family is a homesteader-turned-prepper.

I have to say, I’m pretty excited for this series. I really enjoyed The Blackout and the Pandemic series by Akart and I need to revisit (read as I need to finish) the Boston Brahmin series too. Maybe when in between when each one of these books is released but Akart seems to have a pretty aggressive month-after-month release schedule planned for The Lone Star Series.

The first and major thing I will say about Axis of Evil is that it is most definitely a set-up style book. I can tell that Akart is setting into motion a chain of events that will all seem to happen at the same time. I can’t tell which book will start it off but it feels like the start of book 2 could really go with a bang (literally). I had a feeling that this was going to set the story up and be more of a “Pre-Apocalyptic” book compared to Akart’s typical Post-Apocalyptic books. It was similar in my head to 36 Hours where we meet the family and figure out that something is about to hit the fan.

As an Akart reader, I really enjoyed (and chuckled at) the slight references to his others books. There was a reference to the first book of the blackout series: “As it relates to a solar flare, or whatever, I’m told we’d have at least 36 Hours to warn the public…” and then the reference to the Boston Brahmin Series “In every aspect of our lives, we choose freedom!”. I’ll even give him a nod to the 3rd series here: “Okay, a major collapse event—economic collapse, cyber attack, pandemic, EMP.”

This book is definitely in the thriller category and had me on the edge of my seat. I ended up staying up past when I wanted to just so that I could finish the book. I ended up only needing 2 days to read the entire book cover to cover. I couldn’t put it down.

I think there was really something for everyone in this book. Western lovers will enjoy that the one character is a professional bull-rider. Political thriller lovers will enjoy the tensions created in the entire book (spoilers if I explain it more). Regular thriller readers will love some of the scenes in multiple places including a foreign land (more spoilers if I really explain it).

Overall, a really enjoyable setup book that has me chomping at the bit to get into the second book. I can’t wait to see where Akart takes The Lone Star Series but I can tell you this. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.

I was voluntarily provided with a copy of this book and it has not affected my review. If you enjoyed my review please vote for it. Every vote helps!

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Sure hope Akart isn’t a visionary

I’ve read a bunch of Akart’s work. This one is amazing. While a great author, hopefully he isn’t a visionary because it’s scary how plausible this story is. This one book alone guarantees I’ll be pre-ordering what I hope is going to be a long series like the Boston Brahmin series.

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The smartest writer in this genre in my opinion

Mr Akart has a great way of bringing characters to life while letting them teach us great lessons. I have over fifty titles in my library in this genre and this book is my favorite so far.

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A texas tale

I dispise books that are designed cliff hangers, I had enough of that , watching serials on Saturday mornings at the movies.when I was a kid. It's just a false way to build an audience.

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Another great series from Bobby Akart.

Author Bobby Akart the book is awesome. I love the characters. Sean did a great job with the reading. I’ve listened to several of his readings, and it always takes me a minute to adjust to him. He did a nice job with the character voices and made the seem very real. I look forward to the next book in the series. Btw, I’ll leave this review on audible too.
Our volunteers are looking great; I hope we do well in the SEC tournament.

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just skip to the second book

pretty much 8hrs of pointless information. be better off just saving your money and skipping to the second book.

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  • 03-07-18

Bobby Akart and Sean Runnette... Audiobook A-Team

Would you consider the audio edition of Axis of Evil to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print edition, but, Sean Runnette is by far one of my favorite narrators. I will still forever think of his voice as that of Mike Talbot, from Zombie Fallout, etc.; but, he did fantastically well reading this first part of Akart's new series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I would have to say my favorite character is the father of the Anderson clan. He came off a no-nonsense, salt-of-the-earth, realistic man who has not only learned from experience, but has the wisdom to prepare and provide for his family.

What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sean has a great voice for listening, as well as his variations between character help them to come alive. His inflections, timing, and pronunciation have always been spot-on. (I admit, I may be a bit biased, being a Mark Tufo fan and all. Have listened to every Tufo book, all performed by Runnette.)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I practically did. I started it yesterday evening and finished it around 8:00 pm this evening. The story was interesting the whole way, then built up to larger events only to cut off with... "And the lights went out."

Always leave them wanting more. Akart surely succeeded here.

Any additional comments?

This is gearing up to be a great new series from the author of the Pandemic series, Blackout series, and the Boston Brahmin series. He only seems to be getting better every time.

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Amazing!

Wow, I think I found a new favorite author. Great story and I can’t wait for book 2!!!!! I actually learned some things reading this book. Looked up a few just in case. Book 2 is pre-ordered and can’t wait till March! I may be a little biased about Texas but love this story so far, love the characters, and looking forward to more soon.

Oh, and I think I found my new favorite narrator as well.

Texas Strong Texas Free.

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loved it

loved it!!! Mr Akart is such an amazing writer and story teller. really truly amazing

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Great Book

I have listened to all ofBobby Akarts books this is by far his best work to date!

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