Tag Archives: Vigilante Justice

Reality Is Harsh

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Reality Is Harsh

Jim Powell is convinced that his presence in the valley is causing his family harm. His best friend Lloyd accompanies him as he leaves on a soul-searching journey. In his absence, Charlie feels that he should step up and take on some of Jim’s responsibilities.

Horton’s eighth installment in the Borrowed World series, Blood and Banjos has got to be one of the saddest books that I have ever read. The transformations of Lloyd and Charlie are heartbreaking. The pace is steady but has plenty of action.

This reads as though it could be the end of the series. But I am hoping that more books are coming.

5 out of 5 stars.

When Worlds Collide

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When Worlds Collide

Dharma Bednarski is an app developer and Black Hat hacker. When her family gets shot down at church along with a host of others, she unwittingly becomes a vigilante. She uses her skills to enlist the help of others to track down her family’s killers. William David is a worker at a gun store who is attacked by a mob as he leaves to go home. He uses his gun in self-defense and kills several of the attackers.

Craven’s first novel in the Anonymous Justice series, Breaking Point follows both Dharma and William as their stories intertwine. It is well written and very believable. I was fascinated by the use of technology.

The cliffhanger definitely has me wanting to read the rest of the series.

5 out of 5 stars.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Brian Hardin’s desire to stay below the radar is shot the heck as he and his extended family are drawn into conflicts that have nothing to do with them. A family member’s betrayal rocks their entire small community. And love is in the air!

Allen’s third novel in the Tertiary Effects series, Bite of Frost takes place as an early winter descends on mid-Texas. With the weather patterns around the globe knocked off-kilter due to the meteorite displacement in the Pacific it looks like it will be a long, hard winter that may never actually end. Brian and his family are doing the best I can to prepare. Oh, and three more meteors are headed towards earth.

I am pleased to know that there will be a book four. I’m looking forward to seeing how the families manage during the cold harsh winter.

4 out of 5 stars.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

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Storm Warning cover     Bryan Harden’s extended family continues to grow on his small farm. Everyone is expected to pull their weight for the safety and well-being of the group. While nature is a danger in and of itself, mankind is even worse. Coming together with their neighbors seems to be the best way to help protect everyone in the long run.

Allen’s second novel in The Tertiary Effects Series, Storm Warning sees Bryan and his family pulled into conflicts not of their own doing. Information is sparse and law and order are even less so. All Bryan wants to do is keep a low profile and keep his family safe.

There seems to be no end to the rain and the storms that are producing it. The government is totally silent about the meteor. What is their reason, and is there more bad news to come?

Five out of five stars.

The Battle For Houston

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TDAN Rubicon cover     Lucas Shaw now commands an army of over 5,000 after the death of his good friend Art aka The General from lung cancer. Sierra chased after him with the children and are part of the ever-growing group headed to Houston. The Cartel has successfully rid most of Texas of The Crew with the help of the Illuminati. It is Lucas’ intent on driving The Cartel and the Illuminati out of Texas and restoring some semblance of order. The price he will pay will be very, very deadly.

Blake’s tenth novel in The Day After Never series, Rubicon Follows the Freedom Army as they encounter resistance in their quest. Though Lucas is a natural-born leader, he has never wanted to be in that position. Discord is rife within The Cartel and the Illuminati Which could work in Lucas’ favor.

The conclusion of this novel reads as though it is the conclusion to the series. It will be interesting to see if Blake decides to go further is the story.

Five out of five stars.

Level Three of Jumanji

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Rockfall cover     Bryan Hardin has returned to his small-town roots after having lived in the big city of Houston. He has settled his law practice in a small town about 25 miles from where he grew up in east Texas. Being a widower, he is making his homestead a place for the remainder of his family to gather together on the weekends. Then a large meteor strike happens thousands of miles away causing immediate changes to their weather patterns.

Allen’s first novel in The Tertiary Effects Series, Rockfall follows Hardin and his family after they receive a heads up about the meteor strike. They rally together at his farm and take stock of what they need to survive in the long term should that be necessary. Hardin himself is still struggling to fit into the small town yet keep a low profile at the same time. The last thing he wants to do is draw attention to the resources that they have.

The big question is why the government is being silent on the meteor strike. Sure, they’ve talked about the earthquake and resulting tsunami in the Pacific. But nothing on the cause. In the meantime, Bryan’s family members are going about their business back at their respective homes while monitoring all forms of communication.

Five out of five stars.

Here Comes Trouble

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Brutal Business cover     Conor Maguire has earned the reputation as The Mad Mick within the community he lives in the mountains of West Virginia. It’s a moniker that’s been with him for as long as he can remember and before relocating to the area. He will do whatever it takes to keep this family and friends safe. Now, there is a gang a former military known as The Bond wreaking havoc throughout the north and heading south towards his neck of the woods.

Horton’s third novel in The Mad Mick Series, Brutal Business is every bit as exciting as the previous two. It is also a coming of age story for Conor’s daughter Barb. She has no choice but to find out who she is and what she is made of separate from her father.

The Bond represents a unique challenge in such that The Mad Mick can take the fight away from home. It is always better to fight an enemy on your own terms.

5 out of five stars.

Is Revenge Really Worth It?

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The Ungovernable Cover     Jim Powell wants to get as many crops in the ground as possible to help him, his family, and his friends make it through the next winter. Boss, aka Captain Ballou, has other plans for Jim. After losing his hand and all his team during the attack at the power plant, he has nothing but revenge on his mind. Now, Jim is a wanted man.

Horton’s seventh novel in The Borrowed World Series, The Ungovernable keeps those in the valley with Jim on their toes as folks from town and neighboring communities attempt to collect the reward for bringing Jim to Boss. Boss is relentless in his pursuit even though he has been ordered to stand down. He covertly gains assistance from those around him. His rage is palatable.

Many in town feel anger toward Jim for taking the opportunity for electricity from them. So when Boss’s flyers show up with Jim’s photo, they are more than happy to try and turn him in. There is more than one trick up Jim’s sleeve. And, things aren’t as they seem.

5 out of 5 stars.

The Greatest Sin Of All

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FFA 6 cover     Reaper, aka Nelson Jackson, continues his quest with the Sin Eaters to avenge as many wrongs as possible caused by the Federal States and its supporters. The Sin Eaters have spies on both sides otherwise known as angels. President Fern is aware of this and does his best to keep the Republic within the binds of the Constitution. On the other hand, President Gifford has Colonel Marshall actively pursuing Sin Eaters and their angels.

Watson’s sixth book in the Forgotten, Forbidden America series, Sinners is full of emotional turmoil. There were times that I cried; others that made me mad. And, those that had me cheering. At this point in the series, I can hear the characters in my head when they are speaking or thinking.

The end of the war is so simple. Yet, the Feds continue the fight. It appears the tide is turning in favor of the Republic. But, is it sustainable? What horrors do the Federal States have yet to unleash?

5 out of 5 stars.

Fighting Against Time

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Viral Misery 2 cover     Author and Wendy Steele have been reunited and are continuing their quest to safeguard their property and the ever-growing family of orphans. The Rudolph flu has been kinder to infants and young children. So, every time the Steeles go out for supplies they seem to find more kids. But, soon leaving the homestead will become too dangerous as wildlife and nature go unchecked.

The Watsons’ second book in the Viral Misery series, Miracles follows the Steeles as they expand their house and teach their young charges how to survive. Even with all the little ones around they still miss their son, Joseph very much. Author continues to take advantage of the fear invoked by The Caravan Man. Though they refuse to take in the adults they come across, they do offer help to those that genuinely seem willing to work to survive.

Again, the Watsons had me laughing out loud at the many antics of the younger kids, especially Robin. And, they had me cringing over some of the methods used to dispatch their enemies. The ending was quite the shocker. Overall, a well-rounded emotional rollercoaster.

The one thing that I still find hard to believe is how well behaved all the children are. With minor infractions by the youngest members, no one else seems to ever bicker or act out. The adults get into more squabbles than anyone.

I do have to say that this has become my favorite post-apocalyptic series and I can’t wait for more!

5 out of 5 stars.