Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse
For those familiar with James Rawles of SurvivalBlog.com or his books Patriots
and How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, he just released (today) a sequel to his widely successful novel Patriots called Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse.
Although Survivors is considered a sequel to Patriots, from a timeline perspective the plot of the story is contemporaneous with the action in the first book. However, in this book it is set in different locales, with mostly different characters, with vastly different levels of preparedness.
Unlike the main character in “Patriots”, most of the characters in “Survivors” aren’t as prepared, so they are forced to improvise and hustle to survive. I think this will be most interesting as Rawles does a great job at teaching survival/preparedness skills while telling a fictional story.
Here’s the official description of the novel:
WHAT IF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT ENDED TOMORROW?
The America we are accustomed to is no more. Practically overnight the stock market has plummeted, hyperinflation has crippled commerce, and the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure have fallen. The power grids are down. Brutal rioting and looting grip every major city. The volatile era known as “the Crunch” has begun, and this new period in our history will leave no one untouched. In this unfamiliar environment, only a handful of individuals are equipped to survive.
Andrew Laine, a resourceful young U.S. Army officer stationed overseas in Afghanistan, wants nothing more than to return home to Bloomfield, New Mexico. With the world in turmoil and all air and sea traffic to America suspended, Laine must rely on his own ingenuity and the help of good Samaritans to reach his family. Andrew will do whatever it takes to make it home to his fiancée, no matter how difficult the circumstances.
Major Ian Doyle is a U.S. Air Force pilot sta-tioned in Arizona with his wife, Blanca. Their young daughter, Linda, is trapped in the North- eastern riots. Three teenage orphans, Shadrach, Reuben, and Matthew Phelps, have no choice but to set out on their own when their orphanage closes at the beginning of the Crunch. Then there is Ignacio Garcia, the ruthless leader of the criminal gang called La Fuerza, who will stop at nothing to amass an army capable of razing the countryside. And over everything looms the threat of a provisional government, determined to take over America and destroy the freedoms upon which it was built. The world of Survivors is a terrifyingly familiar one. Rawles has written a novel so close to the truth, readers will forget it’s fiction. If everything you thought you knew suddenly fell apart, would you survive?
I am a big fan of his book Patriots and will definitely be ordering the Kindle addition of his latest book.
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