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Only the second 5 star I've found
on October 28, 2012
The other one was Fortschner's One Second After. This 400+ page novel is professional quality. If you read only one "cautionary tale" out of this Kindle library, make it this one. Characters are gritty and real. Situations are scary and don't always end "happily ever after". There are no characters included who have stocked their bunkers with dozens of automatic weapons, millions of rounds of ammo, and thousands of gallons of fuel.
These are what the author makes you believe to be real people trapped in a world gone mad...and having to find a way to deal with it. Along the way, they meet good people and people who don't even deserve to be called humans. Fate deals with them equally, without favoritism. The situation punishes weakness and rewards grit. "When the going gets tough...the tough get going" is illustrated as well as I've ever seen it done.
With all that, there are tender moments that draw you into caring about the protagonists.
Read this. Unless I miss my guess...you won't regret it.