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Was a reasonable read, fairly well written just a little too predictable for me. I enjoy this genre of book so was eager to sample a different author, but not entirely convinced to buy book 2. But thank you for the read!
I've read a number of books about EMP type situations. This one was mildly entertaining at best. The author seemed to forget that the setting for his story was winter time in New York state. The action scenes were good,the writing was good. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get over that there wasn't any snow and the temperature just want an issue other than in passing.
I enjoyed parts of this book. I thought most of the characters were developed well, but Elliot’s voyages back to the Middle East got to be a bit much after a while.
There were a few oddly phrased sentences in the book, but overall, I thought it was pretty well written, if short.
I had two main concerns with the book: 1) even though Trent wanted to start dealing come in Lake Placid, how could they do that with no reliable means of transport? And even if they did, nobody was going to have access to money.
2) The power is completely out. How did Rayna have access to cameras on the surface? They should have been fried with everything else.
This book wasn’t bad, but it definitely needs some work.
Reading this type of story makes you wonder.........IF! It's New Years Eve, in Times square, thousands of revelers wating to see the ball drop get something else entirely unexpected. From then on its an uphill battle to survival. Could it get that bad....that quickly? Oh yeah! This story just lets you experience what probably might happen. Good night kiddies.
I liked the book, however, this is part of several books and this book is NOT a stand alone. The ending is not satisfactory because you are urged to continue to read the second book. Although I liked the book, I didn't like it enough to continue to read the next sequel. Dissappointing!
This will be the new reality once the SHTF! If you're well prepared you'll have a better chance, but it's not a given. I liked this book, it's no fluff. Not aliens or zombies, but the fall of civilization as we know it. I look forward to reading the next in the series. Definitely recommended.
This is a pretty good story but has a lot of mistakes about an EMP other things. For example, the author has people cutting their way into a shelter with a blowtorch. A blowtorch isn't anywhere near hot enough to cut steel, what is really needed is a cutting torch using a gas mixture that involves oxygen so the oxygen can be used to ignite the steel and burn it away once it reaches a critical temperature. However, they are attacking a shelter that has a blast door and supposedly cost $80K. Now a blast door is more like a bank vault door and a portable cutting set isn't going to be able to burn through a blast door, the metal is too thick and most likely has layers of fire resistant material, like reinforced concrete layered in.
Another thing that bugged me half to death, is the EMP took out the cars, cell phones, and such meaning it had to have a fast E1 pulse to take out the small electronics but generators still worked. Nope, not realistic. If the E1 was strong enough to take out the small electronics it would have burned out the copper windings in the generators. Also, like almost everyone believes, old cars worked perfectly fine but it doesn't fit the science of an EMP with a very strong and fast E1. Older cars still had relays and copper windings in the alternators and starter motors. Such a strong EMP would have destroyed those as well meaning those cars wouldn't start and be just as dead.
So a good story but quite marred by poor research into an EMP or knowledge of the things like welding and steel cutting or the electrical engineering field.