Cole serves up buffet-size portions of action, nightmarish apocalyptic events, extreme weather conditions, impossible odds, murder, and mayhem in his page-turning dystopian. An adventurous holiday in England for Alex Carhill becomes a nightmare of nuclear holocaust after Russia and USA declares war. With his brother dead, Alex has no option but to continue his journey of survival. The world has changed. Bloodshed, violence, senseless killings, starvation, and infectious diseases are widespread. In this world, through hardship and pain, a new society is formed, which follows new rules and values. But an old enemy is back, and Alex and other survivors must brace themselves for one more fierce battle. Cole tells his story with simplicity, sensitivity, and without any hint of melodrama. The suspense is rampant, the tension stays high, and Cole reveals the devastation of the planet bit by tantalizing bit. He ably infuses escalating danger, mounting mistrust, and dug-in-friendships into the affecting narrative, bringing the survivors’ struggles to life. The story moves with confidence, and readers will find themselves just as caught up in the game of survival as the characters themselves. Fans of fast-paced, action-packed dystopian will want to take a look. This roller-coaster ride is a winner.
BookView Review ★★★★★