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Redaction: The Meltdown Part II [Kindle Edition]

Linda Andrews
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Seven days after a world-wide anthrax attack:

Governments have fallen.

Water and food are scarce.

And ten thousand tons of spent nuclear fuel rods are ready to spew radiation around the globe.

Survivors must battle nature and each other to reach safety before the Earth's surface is sterilized.

Redaction, Part II, The Meltdown--Will humanity be erased from the Book of Life?

Warning: This book contains violence, language and disturbing sexual themes.

Approximately 130K words

Edited by Serena Tatti, Story-editor.com


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About the Author

Linda Andrews lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, three children and a menagerie of domesticated animals. While she started writing a decade ago, she always used her stories to escape the redundancy of her day job as a scientist and never thought to actually combine her love of fiction and science. DOH! After that Homer Simpson moment, she allowed the two halves of her brain to talk to each other. The journeys she’s embarked on since then are dark, twisted and occasionally violent, but never predictable. If you’ve loved one of her most demented creations so far, she’d love to hear from you at lindaandrews at lindaandrews dot net

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  • File Size: 597 KB
  • Print Length: 357 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481069799
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094P40JY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,057 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Continued good PA fiction September 23, 2012
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Linda Andrews continues the saga of the post-Redaction catastrophe with this second book of a multi-part series. New characters are introduced but all your loved (and hated) characters from the first book are back.

Andrews continues her unique writing style - I recommend you start with Part One, Extinction Level Event, in this series, but when you "start" you'll feel as if you've been slipstreamed right into the middle of a grand plot arc. Andrews likes to reveal bits and pieces of backstory in the middle of character musings - blink and you'll miss some interesting stuff - and there is so, so much still to be told, including how the Redaction began and how humanity will survive the multiple plagues (and whole-country migrations) that follow.

With tighter editing, this could really become a classic of post-apocalyptic fiction to rival Stephen King. Andrews still mixes up "passed" with "past" and she has other homonym errors throughout the book. And the final part of Book Two seems almost farcical in its dealing with true evil. Andrews weaves two main memes through both books - vengeance and forgiveness - and I think she got a bit trite at the end of this book, but I'll forgive her in hopes that Book Three will give her a chance to continue her obvious progression as a writer.

There are enough unanswered questions for at many more books in this well-crafted universe, including my personal hope for prequels. Thank you Linda Andrews for your efforts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Book One November 5, 2012
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Of course, I'm just a simple reader so this review isn't as scholarly as others you will read. Heck, I can't even spell as good as the average chump. That being said, I enjoyed the next chapter in the adventures of our post-pandemic heroes.
In my opinion, in order for the good-guys to be really good the bad-guys have to be really bad. This book delivers on that aspect. I deeply enjoyed the comeuppance bestowed on the false preacher. Definately cool. I also enjoyed the rebirth of a heart-broken character as he becomes a surrogate "papa" to three young foundlings. There was also a couple of good survivalist ideas that would be good in any crisis, not just in a post-pandemic world. While this tome doesn't rise to the level of the great stories of old it will definately keep your attention. I enjoyed the journey.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I do not recommend this book. The premise is okay, but the author drones on and on and on about details that merely take up space. When a single sentence will do, the author will write six paragraphs. Pages are devoted to how characters will get into an abandoned restaurant. More pages are used for characters to decide if, or when, they will listen to an importance broadcast. There are details about who thought what, who said what over the transceiver, who did what in a truck, or how a dead flashlight was lost. Few readers care whether someone looked for an aspirin or searched around for a throat lozenge. All this is supposed to be about how the characters escape a reactor meltdown, but they plod through dialogue devoted to minute details. At 25% of the book, the meltdown hasn't happened and the characters aren't far from where they started. The author seems to know her science stuff. Yet, I'd recommend Don Pendleton, James Axler, or David Robbins for adventure reading.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Toooo slooooooow November 18, 2012
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Having read the first book and finding it interesting I thought the second would be the same. I read the first book in two days and it has now been over a month and I have no interest in finishing the second. The book will drag on for pages about getting coffee or eating a MRE. There is at least four groups that the author is telling a story about and skips around too much between them. When 99% of the population is dead or dying do you really need to have a love story subplot going on? It almost seems as it the author was trying to stretch out the book with long detailed descriptions of the most mundane topics. I will have to get really bored to finish the book so I can't recommend this to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If anything, better than Part 1 June 10, 2013
By J. Huff
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I really enjoyed this sequel to Redaction: Extinction Level Event. Often sequels don't do it for me, because it seems like they usually don't have the punch of the original. That was not the case with this storyline. In this book the story continued to get developed and became, if anything, more interesting.

As far as post-apocalyptic literature goes, this series is one of my favorites. I give Linda massive props for presenting a researched, developed, plausible and realistic apocalypse, including the reactions of society.

Definitely recommend. (Unless you are looking for zombies. You won't find the Zombie Apocalypse in this one.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The race for humanity is on!! April 8, 2014
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The struggle goes on!! Humanity at its best, worst and most challenging. The characters are fascinating, and I found myself unable to put the book down until it was finished. Onto book 3!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read March 3, 2014
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Wonderful story line. Action packed. Loved the character development and rapid pace. Looking forward to finding out what else they experience in the coming years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book February 21, 2014
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I really like this style of book. The characters are realistic and the story is plausible. I would like to see how they rebuild society
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great read
Got some characters mixed up, but otherwise one of the better end of the world books I have read lately.
Published 10 hours ago by Jennifer Millard
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting better and better.
This one was better than the first. Still gritty and realistic showing the dark side of humanity during a crisis but also showing the best. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Dan
4.0 out of 5 stars good
I enjoyed this one: it was a good read, so I do look forward to more in the next book. See you there!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Redaction?
The characters are well thought out and presented in a way that makes them knowable.

The storyline is good, but book 1 should have been book 2. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Multiple disaster "Meltdown" another winner!
Okay, how many things can go wrong at one time? Have you ever asked yourself that question after a really REALLY bad day? Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michael Cast
4.0 out of 5 stars Descent sequal.
I liked the first one better. This one definitely was written with a female writers voice. Too much male on female violence. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Well written, entertaining, suspenseful and makes you think of just how bad things could get and how quickly! I will read the third book.
Published 3 months ago by Charles A. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
Apocalyptic fiction is very hard to write well and Linda Andrews sets the bar very high with her redaction series. Thank you!
Published 5 months ago by Smokeraven
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome read!
Another page turner. More of the story of the people I cared about and their journey to survival! Great story line.
Published 6 months ago by Carol R
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes you want to get the next book
Well I was curious enough to get the second book of the series to see how things went and glad that some characters were finally dealt with "cause who the heck is that... Read more
Published 7 months ago by E. Silver
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More About the Author

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She's never been normal."

All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you're married to romantic man and live in a haunted house?


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