A Bitter President


False Flag cover

The power grid is still down with no signs of near term recovery. Martial Law enforcement is heavy handed against those not loyal to the President. Civil unrest, murders over resources, people dying of starvation and lack of water, and minimal health care are the norm.

Bobby Akart delivers again with the fourth book of The Boston Brahmin series, False Flag. He puts together an intriguing mix of survival and strange bedfellows. This novel picks up immediately where book three ended. I appreciate Akart providing a brief summary of the story from the first three books. That, and the list of characters helped refresh my memory and allowed me to dive right into this one.

We get an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Citizen Corps Region I Governor’s office, and how it conflicts with The Boston Brahmin. The President throws out a false flag with regard to the responsibility for the grid collapse when he speaks to the nation and the world. The Loyal Nine find more pieces to the puzzle and start connecting them together.

Akart does a great job of bringing history in without it being overwhelming. The characters are interesting and add flavor with their diverse personalities. The end caught me completely off guard which does not happen often. The only weakness I found in this book was a smattering of passive voice and adverbs which detracted from the action in the story.

I recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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