Tag Archives: Consipiracies

Government Misdirection

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Steven Bryant, his family, and friends are in a fight for their survival and that of their beloved pets, man’s best friend, their dogs. After a corrupted medical study goes viral chaos overtakes the country as everyone tries to save his or her dogs from euthanasia. But, why was this false report issued and with such great urgency? What is the ultimate goal of those that would cause such an upheaval?

Walker’s first novel, Canine Plague: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller is a refreshingly new entry into the apocalyptic genre. There are twists and turns and the ever-present government misdirection. When the lies and evil intents are exposed will the country fight back?

This book is obviously written by a highly educated person based upon the language used. It does not contain foul language but does have some violence.

For the most part, I loved this book. It showcased how a behind the scenes operation could easily be used to derail our constitutional liberties. The issues I had with the story are SPOILERS. So, stop reading now if you don’t want to know specifics about the book.

SPOILERS

The Kentucky Patriots have very good intentions to try and fight back against the State of Kentucky’s declaring of Martial Law. Their execution is very flawed. Taking out the power grid will cause many deaths of those whose health is dependent on medical devices run by electricity. Hospital generators will only be fueled for the short run and those within receiving critical care will surely die. Then those that need emergency care due to the violence from shortages and general mayhem will most likely die for lack of personnel showing up for work. In fact, this tactic is more of what I would expect from a terrorist group trying to overtake the populace.

Also, the KP wasn’t as sophisticated as the bragged to be. The lax OPSEC allowed a mole to uncover their plans and almost got them all killed.

Overall it is a good read and I would highly recommend it.

4 out of 5 stars.

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Only The Best Will Do

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Death Toll Rising

David Porter, Houston Police Department’s finest detective, is finally on a long-promised family vacation along with his best friend, Paul Lafitte, and Elena DeLuca, both also detectives with HPD. While the group spends a day tubing on the Guadalupe River, world leaders are gathering for a religious summit being held in Houston at the invitation of President Jackie Wilson. When they arrive back at their campground David is alerted to the fact that the Prime Minister of Japan was murdered and the USA named as the culprit.

The FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security along with the Secret Service have all gathered to increase protection of the remaining leaders and attempt to determine who are the real killers. David’s chief requests their return immediately as unofficial members of the team. Once David and Paul start gathering evidence they are quickly made official team members, and David is summoned to meet with the president.

As promised by those who had broadcast Prime Minister Akio Yoshida’s last moments, another world leader is murdered. Iraqi President Sivan Awad is dead. Both Yoshida and Awad appear to have died of heart attacks. The medical examiner, after conferring with David, begins looking for ways to induce a heart attack that is almost undetectable.

Meanwhile, the major players at the religious summit are threatening the US with war if their leaders are not returned unharmed. Troops are being readied to swoop in and take their leaders by force, if necessary. The US has sequestered the remaining world leaders with their whereabouts on a need to know basis only.

Keys’ fourth novel in the David Porter Mystery series, Death Toll Rising, is a hard hitting, non-stop, action packed conspiracy thriller. Porter’s character is level headed and methodical. He barely gets any sleep when he is working a case and neither will you as you will want to read this book straight through to the end. This is one of the most well written and most engaging political mysteries that I have ever read.

Now that I have read book four, I am going to go back and read the first three. It is with pleasure that I recommend this novel for your enjoyment.

5 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.

The Lines Are Blurred Between Good And Evil

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Anatoly Reznikov is one slippery dude. Everyone who says that they want him dead really wants him. He is the deranged bioweapons scientist responsible for two attacks thus far. And, he has gone missing again but who sponsored this disappearance?

True America is in the White House and all bets are off on the president upholding former pardons for Sanderson’s Black Flagged program. Karl Berg’s recent demotion within the CIA is a testament to this major concern. Now, Karl finds himself and some of his friends on someone’s hit list.

The Petroviches are trying their best to disappear when Jessica receives some news she cannot ignore. She hopes that she will be able to bring closure to a particularly painful part of her past. As usual, nothing is as it seems and Daniel must stay even more vigilant.

All of this is connected in the most sinister of plots.

Konkoly’s fifth novel in The Black Flagged Series, Omega, will have you on the edge of your seat. This is a thrill ride like no other once you get past the introductory background material. The twists keep coming and they are all intertwined. Anything that can go wrong seems to figure out a way to do exactly that. It is hard for the players to stay up with, much less ahead of, those that would have them dispatched.

My heart was pounding time and time again as close calls were coming faster than the characters could keep up with them. The implications at the end are mind boggling and set you up for Konkoly’s newest series The Zulu Virus Chronicles. I can’t wait to see how these two series run parallel from here.

5 out of 5 stars.

Let’s Switch Sides

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Allegiance Burned

Jackson Quick has stayed hidden or evading trouble for several months since his former boss, the governor of the state of Texas, was sent to jail. Now, those who betrayed him need his help in finding a stolen process for directing neutrinos. Will this be his undoing or his salvation?

Abrahams second novel in A Jackson Quick Adventure, Allegiance Burned, is a fast-paced political thriller on an international scale. A passionate, attractive CEO, a scavenger hunt across the globe, and murder at every turn. What more could you ask for in a book?

My favorite in this trilogy, I could not put it down. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

5 out of 5 stars.

Everyone is on everyone’s side

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Allegiance

Jackson Quick is an aid to the governor of Texas. He unwittingly stumbles into a political conspiracy. Everywhere he goes seeking answers folks get killed. It is hard to tell the good guys from the bad.

Abrahams first novel in the Jackson Quick Adventure series, Allegiance, introduces us to a cast of characters that are not at all as they seem. A very cleverly written mystery with multiple layers that provides surprises at every turn of the page.

If you like to read about corrupt politicians, hired assassins, loyalty and betrayal, along with a news reporter thirsty for a juicy story, then this is the book for you. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

5 out of 5 stars.

Can America Be Saved?

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Rick Johnson is the Sheriff of the small town of Resurrection, Colorado. On the day of the annual Fall Festival the town and all its visitors are put under quarantine by the government. A weaponized virus has been unleashed and the town is now under martial law. Sheriff Johnson has reason to think there is more going on than the town has been lead to believe.

Gunhus’ conspiracy novel, Resurrection America, spins a futuristic, sci-fi nightmare complete with a megalomaniac hellbent on saving America. The dynamics between the Sheriff and the antagonist are complex. There is so much deception happening that at times it is hard to tell what is real.

While this is a very good story, I felt that it almost jumped the shark when the real purpose behind the quarantine was revealed. It was as if another story highjacked the original one. My mind had to quickly shift gears from government conspiracy to high tech sci-fi.

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.

This book will be available in June 2017.

Knowledge Can Be Dangerous

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Nathan Fisher, his family, and their friend, David find themselves running from Cerberus in a fight for their lives. Caught in the middle of a war over water rights for the western states Fisher has information that could change everything. Will Fisher share this vital information or go into hiding – if he lives?

Konkoly’s second installment of the Fractured State Series, Rogue State, picks up immediately where the first novel ended. It is full of non-stop action and suspense. There is more development of the supporting characters. We get to see just how insidious the workings of Cerberus really are.

There is a lot of human emotion in this novel along with at least one laugh out loud moment. Konkoly easily combines black ops with everyday people. This has to be one of my favorite books written by this author. I highly recommend it.

5 out of 5 stars.