A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse

Book - 2014
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"When looting and rioting overwhelm all the major US cities, Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor makes his way from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to his parents' cattle ranch in Bella Coola, British Columbia, in remote western Canada. Joining him is his old friend Phil Adams, a Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence case officer based in Washington State. Reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, and government negligence have led to an unprecedented socioeconomic collapse in America that quickly spreads throughout the world. Lightly populated Bella Coola is spared the worst of the chaos, but when order is restored it comes in the form of a tyrannical army of occupation. Ray and Phil soon become key players in the resistance movement, fighting the occupiers in a war that will determine not only their own personal survival, but also the future of North America"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2014]
Copyright Date: ?2014
ISBN: 9780525953913
Branch Call Number: RAW
Characteristics: xiii, 394 pages


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Feb 10, 2018

Wretched prose, the Chinese as the bogeyman, and a misapplication of nutty American values on Canadians. To be fair, not as horrific as his previous books. But the bar is low.

May 02, 2017

Second Rawles book I've attempted to read. Much better luck this time!

It's in the "thriller" genre, but don't be misled...not many thrills here. That's not why Rawles writes these apocalyptic novels--it's a painless way of instructing readers on how to survive the all-too-imaginable.

So: dialogue is often stilted: "Would you like some distilled water?" I mean, NOBODY talks like this. Hint: make sure your water is distilled if all systems are down. Don't worry; you'll soon learn how to distill water, too. Far, far too much detail about guns, ammo, munitions, etc.

Still...what kept me reading (as a B.C. Canadian) here--when I gave up another of his novels about page 15--is the fact that there are two concurrent stories, one set in Kentucky and another in the Chilcotin, B.C. Rawles has done his research. His geography and knowledge of the area is dead on. So, very realistic, from that point of view, and his characters are realistic enough, within the limitations of the book. Imagine: 3 intrepid Canadian resistance fighters blow up eight French-made military a corner of the Williams Lake Airport!!

Jun 06, 2015

The End of the World as We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) or When the Shit Hits the Fan (WTSHTF)

LRS1969 Jun 05, 2015

No, no, no... just the same theme as Expatriates.

Anti (liberal) government, anti (somehow subverted military), anti UN, and homophobic!

As said in the Expatriates:

The Library Journal review raised the exact points that made this book so terrible.

Not just Armageddon Porn, but excessive Gun Porn (how many details of weaponry specifics are really needed?), and then the very idea of a United Nations with ANY such power as portrayed here (but another major myth of the Conservative Christian movement).

As disturbing was the intimate involvement with the violence and killings done by self-proclaimed "Christian" fundamentalists. Obviously more oriented towards worshippers of the Hebrew Bible's "YHWH" versus that of Yeshua (Jesus).

Pretty much something that I could not recommend in good conscience.

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