Mr. Rawles, author of the very popular militia-survivalist novel, Patriots, has his new book coming out. Staying with the one word titles it is called Survivors (the link is . There is a book bomb, scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th. This will help give a boost to the books ratings.
I am really curious to see what writing style changes, if any, are evident. He was beat up a little bit in this regard, but as a polemic and/or cautionary tale, I thought the book was effective.
I review the original book in the series Patriots here. To see how it fits within the “cosy-cozy” category (it doesn’t but the comparison is interesting) look here. For a limited cross comparison with a number of other similar novels, the review roundup is here.
Mr. Rawles has gone out of his way to be helpful to other bloggers who do not have his level of traffic when they have a book coming out. If you are planning to buy the book, I hope you will consider doing it this Tuesday.
A brief synopsis of the book (which I got from here):
Instead of extending the "Patriots" saga further into the future, the storyline of "Survivors" is contemporaneous with the action in the first book. But it is set in different locales, with mostly different characters, with vastly different levels of preparedness. The novel opens with the perspective of a U.S. Army officer deployed in Afghanistan, just as "The Crunch" begins. Unlike the protagonists in "Patriots", most of the characters in "Survivors" don't have deep larder, so they are forced to scramble and improvise. There are just a few crossover characters between the two novels, such as Ian and Blanca Doyle (whom you will remember from "Patriots" as the pilots living near Luke Air Force Base.)