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"Ruggiero has written a very entertaining apocalyptic novel that presents an entirely possible pandemic scenario through a cast of interesting and likeable characters. Bring on the sequel!"--apocalypticfiction.com
"The rapid "brushfire" nature of this plague sets the tone for the story. It makes it fast. Action-packed. While it's a book that looks at what would happen to society if such a plague hit, the heart of the story lies in the characters...Brushfire is tight."--shtfblog.com
"Very well written, descriptive and character driven. Unlike some "prepper" novels i have read, this one had great detail, from the smells of a burning city to the inner thoughts of a man losing his wife, I was very impressed."--greatnorthernprepper.com
--"This book is so worth your time and money...So this is a must read and share. Better yet buy two, keep one in your collection, and do a friend a solid."--bearflagtrading.com
"So it is my pleasure to recommend Brushfire Plague...Frankly, this book is a refreshing departure from the spate of "survivalist" books on the market...The book is written in a very engaging style...Mr. Ruggiero captures both the flaws and perfection of our human nature."--SalvationandSurvival.com
"Brushfire Plague is a true gem, with well developed characters and a rapidly moving and totally believable plot line. Ruggiero has emerged as possibly the best writer in the genre."--Paul Lathrop, Politics and Guns podcast.
In Brushfire Plague, I set out first and foremost to tell a compelling tale with real, evolving, and engaging characters interacting within a dramatic storyline. Second, I wanted to focus on two things often neglected in this genre: the very first days and weeks as civilization is rocked to its core and how a group of neighbors might respond to the situation. Reading apocalyptic fiction, I always wanted to know more about how the civilization was upended and what it was like for the people forced to live through it. I have always been more engaged with those stories focusing on groups of people during such times; as opposed to those that focused on the "lone wolf" character. Brushfire Plague also has useful lessons about the value of being prepared for possible disruptions to our normal way of life woven into the fabric of the story. One unique aspect I focus on is the interpersonal dynamics one will be forced to deal with in any crisis situation. This adds a lot to the drama and storyline and enhances the realism of the novel.
A great first novel in the series. I am starting the second book now.Published 3 months ago by Politics and Guns Podcast
Excellent prepper fiction, with a solid plot, decent character development, and above average copy editing. I'm very glad I stumbled across it.Published 8 months ago by Jeremy W. Phillips
Characters are undeveloped. Good action sequences,but the story wanders and is unfocused. Seems like a good start, but do more character workPublished 11 months ago by B. Sands
Excellent books!! Can't wait for volume three to come out!
Would make a great movie!
Please hurry with your next book!
I've read volumes 1 and 2, they're a great read- there's a mystery element involved with the typical post apocalypse standard fare that makes the story work for me. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nothing to see here, typical of the end of the world fiction. Sorry I bought both volumes. I was hoping it would improve.Published 15 months ago by EX121
This is a good author, well written, it you turn on your "...suspension of disbelief..." chip. Kind of a quasi-prequell to 12 Monkeys?Published 15 months ago by 7SFCW4