Earlier this year I made myself the promise on just read book for entertainment purposes. A lot of the previous books were heavy in history and not the nice kind, and my mind was like “Dude! I need a break here!” So I went the old route of Stephen hunter with The Bullet Garden, The first James Reece books by Jack Carr and Michael Critchon’s Prey. Pure unadulterated fiction and fun.
Listening to Michael Bane’s podcast, I found about James Tarr’s The Fallen Republic Book On: Cascade which I already briefly posted about. I finished it in record time and found out there was part two out already: The Snarling Sea and bought it on the spot. I just finished this one about 20 minutes ago and it confirms a thought I had about the story.
It is NOT a zombie book even though the word keeps being “misused” by some of the characters. But it is a “controlled” bioterror attack that goes off the rails because there are egotistic idiots that firmly believe they can control a chaotic event for their benefit because they acquired the reins of power.
The characters are people we may know, including ourselves and will make you re-evaluate your lifestyle and preparations. And that thought I mentioned earlier is what makes the books so frightening is how plausible is the story. You realize that all the pieces are there in the real world and it will not take much to create a similar crap show.
And book three is coming. You bet your butt I will be buying it.