Aeric Gaines and his roommate, Tyler Nordgren, are typical college freshman at the University of Texas in Austin. Justin Rustwood, a disillusioned hacker who has crossed the line between genius and crazy, is also living in Austin. When Justin’s group, the Vultures, take over the nation’s nuclear defenses setting off a global war Aeric and Tyler find themselves in a struggle to survive.
Parker’s first novel in The Path of Ashes series, A Path of Ashes, tells the story of Aeric and Tyler as a history lesson to Aeric’s great-great grandchildren. It is a well-paced book with true to life characters. There is some violence and sexual content. I only found one minor plot hole – if you are afraid of being found and you blow out all of the candles to kill the light, then you can’t have a fire burning in the fireplace.
It is a good book and I enjoyed reading it. I look forward to the next installment.
4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.