Author: Kevin Gaughen
Publisher: Kevin Gaughen 2015
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: TBR Reduction; Mount TBR; 52 Books - W34
It’s all the news channels can talk about: the White House has been bombed, there's chaos in the streets, and the United States has found itself in the throes of a violent revolution.
Surrounded by panicked people, washed-up journalist Len Savitz takes the crisis in stride. It’s nothing that a stiff drink won’t cure. After all, bad news only hurts optimists.
But when the mysterious leader of the rebels cherry-picks him to acquire certain information for her, Len is forced to go on an investigative mission where he uncovers millennia-old secrets and unwittingly triggers a chain of disturbing events that will determine the future of humankind.
A book club friend gave this to me to read. She thought I would like it and she was right. It was very interesting read. I loved the explanations of control by the Dranthyx (actually makes a sort of sense). I loved the discussions about the different types of people. And the main character, Len, was entertaining. The book was a quick read but packed with action and suspense. The only issue I had with the book was that the ending (last 40 pages or so) felt very rushed. Other than that, I really did enjoy this self-published piece of fiction.