I always enjoy a good post-apocalyptic book (guess that says something about me), and when I saw this one, was excited to find a new author. Had to finish another in-progress book before I could start, but once I did, I couldn’t stop.

I stayed up way too late reading, and then when the alarm went off, reached over for it again. Then found myself sneaking it in the gaps at work.

This is a well crafted book, with detailed characters and a totally believable sequence of events. Way too often I was thinking “that could be me”, or “I need to stockpile some stuff”. Occasionally the introspection and editorial commentary was a smidgen too long, but honestly there is a good message for people to think about, and if you think you’re getting bored, just turn the page and the action strikes again.

There were several plot twists that I didn’t see coming which really added to the suspense.

And if you’re worried about this being a self-published author (at least I’m pretty sure he is), don’t. This is an entirely professional book, well edited and proofed.

Note that I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.


I enjoy apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic type stories, especially with a good SciFi bent. This looked like it was going to fit the bill, and didn’t disappoint. The author took a slightly different tactic than many, with a lot of emphasis on the failing governments of the world and how those failings play into the efforts to save some of the human race.

There is less "technical details" and more "people" details, with good characterizations and dialog. At times I wished there was a bit more background and detail, but I like a rather "deep" book at times that might be boring to many.

The pacing was good, with enough suspense to make me keep turning the pages (I stayed up past my bedtime to finish it).

Note that I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.