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Hmm another interesting concept regarding the end (or nearly the end) of man kind) Only Sam could have pulled it all together, although just my own opinion I wasn't wrapped in the "other voice" it certainly took away what couldnt have been a real edge of seat tale. Anyway still a good read.
Brilliant start to a new series. Read it in two sitting only because I had to work...and feed the kid. That’s about it though, it’s fast and you won’t want to stop. Maybe don’t read it alone, outside like I did though. In the dark 😅
Really liked this one and Cole Ristler is a hero to get behind. Spoiler alert.
This one starts with Cole Ristler on his way home from his retirement party. His pregnant wife Emily is waiting.
The party was okay and he will miss what he created. His company Ristworks is a security company. Cole was in the Army and has been all over the world fighting wars. He put his knowledge to good use and his company is a rousing success.
Cole sold the company to his employees and is now looking forward to his second retirement. With a baby on the way, more money than he will ever spend and Emily he knows retirement will be great.
Donnie is his driver. Donnie has driven him many times and is a nice young man. Cole falls asleep in the back seat. Its about an hours drive to Bear Lake where his house and wife wait. Cole falls asleep in the back seat and when he wakes they aren't moving. His Mercedes is standing still along with every other car even the thought the traffic light is green. The light cycles through several time and no vehicles move.
Cole speaks to Donnie. A Donnie who seems to be frozen in place. Cole finally gets his attention and Donnie comes over the front seat and attacks him. People are killing people all around him. Cole tries to fend Donnie of but them finally uses his skills to break his neck. Now his VOICE is back. A VOICE that has been with him since his military days. a VOICE that will save his life. A VOICE that aggravates Cole to no end. A VOICE he hasn't heard in years.
Cole makes it out of the car and befriends Zoe and her eight year old daughter Ashley. The three off them take off running.
So begins one damned fine read.
This one has Cole, Zoe, Ashley, Dante a young black kid in a wheel chair who saves their lives, Fiona a young woman who lives in the same building as Dante, an ex cop who also lives in that building that was killed by one of the crazies, which is what they call the killers now, an ex cop with a gun and enough ammo for Cole to be able to defend his growing group, a group that gets stranded in an old antique shop that doesn't have much in the way of supplies they can use, the crazies who are all over, crazies that will attack anyone including other crazies, a man named Bolton who has a chopper that lands on the roof, and Cole Riskin doing his best to protect those with him, get home to Emily, survive and stay alive.
Five Stars. Like this one. Got kinda unimpressed with the Babylon series when the author killed of Will, Will who was the best character in that whole series.
The inside of Sam Sisavath's head must be an interesting place. His characters talk to themselves - some more than others - and constantly second guess their decisions. I can imagine Cole (his newest hero) and Keo (From Purge of Babylon, Road to Babylon) arguing over who is the most schizophrenic, while the author sits by, waiting for the drama to end and the knives to come out. But these insecure heroes are fallible, human, fun, and oh so deadly. I read The Break in one sitting, and am looking forward to books 2 and 3.
This one is a different take on the end of the world. No ghouls, No vampires or werewolves, but plenty of demonic people trying to kill our hero and the random strangers he's collected. And killing one another, too. Cole used to be a very dangerous man, and some of that is still available. That may be enough, and it may not. Still, this guy is a little different from Sisavath's other heroes, but a little bit like them, too. He's tough and still remembers how to use a pistol, but he's mostly concerned about getting back to his wife and unborn child, so he's a little soft, too. You'll probably like him.
A spectacular new series. Have love most everything this author had written and he had not let me down this time. Exciting and intriguing. What the heck is going on. Such a grand start for this series. Get it right away so you can be on at the beginning. A great read.