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- File size : 2006 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 539 pages
- Publication date : June 22, 2018
- Publisher : Malleus Publishing; 1st edition (June 22, 2018)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07DHYR1H3
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #99,725 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This one starts with Luke at home with Amy. He and she share a bed but sex isn't on the table until they are married. Of course his mom, Claire, doesn't see it that way until Luke explains what he and Amy do in bed which is a big fat nothing outside of kissing and holding and comforting each other because both have nightmares.
Luke gets up and heads for the kitchen where he runs into Dave Metcalf. Dave has just come in from sentry duty. A duty everyone on the ranch takes very seriously. There are raiders and Home Land Security thugs out there and they have no problem killing for supplies in the case of the raiders, and war in the case of the HS thugs. Both if not killed are taken to the Sheriff where they are tried and hanged. Luke would just as soon blow their brains out but his dad Sam Mesner tells him that laws need to be upheld.
Dave had brought his kids and trucks of supplies, guns and ammo with him when he arrived at the ranch. Dave is ex Military like Sam and he's one very capable guy. Angel is his second and he's a man of mystery and is scary good in the art of staying alive and killing enemies. Luke see's a lot of himself in this young man.
The ranch has suffered loses since the lights went out. Luke's grandfather and his Uncle Billy and others were killed in a raid on the ranch. A raid that the defenders beat back killing many of the raiders.
Sam, the defacto leader of the area and the committee, call a meeting. In this meeting they are going to head out to the oil fields to check the tanks holding crude. Diesel is getting hard to come by and they will need it for the refurbished tractors to plow and plant in the spring. They are also interested in portable units that can process the crude into diesel. Sam and his people are working with the Texas National Guard who also need diesel.
They do make that trip and find diesel and then with flatbeds head back to pick up the units. They are ambushed by several MRAP's which are impregnable to bullets. Sam's crew loses several men when a .50 caliber Ma Deuce shreds the vehicle they are in. The vehicle Luke is in has the dead driver going sixty miles an hour into the building the MRAP's are behind this gives Sam and the other vehicles the time to get away. . An unconscious Luke is taken prisoner.
Of course his dad comes back for him and in the dark cuts his bonds. Luke then takes the knife his dad gives him and kills the two idiots who are sent to get him. Gutting both Luke then waits for Sam, Dave Metcalf, Angel and others to clear out the HS thugs. They do capture one man. A man who sings like a canary when Luke pretends to be a little crazy and starts using implements for torture. Torture does work especially when you scare the piss out of the guy you are interrogating. This guy will be turned over the higher ups at the National Guard.
They really need Ham radios and there were several people in the area that used them. Luke knows those houses were hit and he doubts the radio's are still working but there are antennas that they can use. They searched all the houses that they knew had radio's and found bits and pieces that Luke hoped someone could put together to make a new radio. While they are pulling down the antenna, a huge antenna they all get a feeling something is wrong. Nothing in the area but they all head for home as fast as they can go.
On arrival they find Luke's grandfathers house on fire. The victim of a drone strike. Those inside including Claire are dead. Luke is filled with rage and decides right then that he will be heading for Joplin, Missouri and the National Guard units who are their defending the only city with a working power plant. Chambers and his goons want that city and that plant. Luke will let his inner demon loose and woe to anyone who gets in his way.
So begins one damned fine read.
This one has Luke, Silcott, Same, Dave, Angel, Amy, Beatty, the rest of Luke's fire team, a Luke who has no trouble showing the others how to really survive, take game and kill the enemy, Luke's Sgt. who decides Luke is one deadly kid, a kid who takes his team out on scout duty, a Luke who has no problem killing the enemy, his team who are hand picked and better then the regular National Guardsmen they serve with, the freezing cold of winter, General Hotchkis, Special Forces soldiers, Site 147, grain elevators loaded with food, an attack on those guarding the elevators, a nuke Chambers uses, a Luke who get the warning out when he finds boxes of HAZMAT suites, Sam, Dave and Angel who show up and are part of the force attacking the elevators, a Sam who is taken hostage, a Luke who gets him out after telling the sex slave woman her kids are okay, five MRAP's headed there way, a battle royal and Luke and those with him doing their best to beat Chambers, survive and stay alive.
Five Stars and then some.
reading this new one. Good thing too, as this book made lots of references to events in the
other books. Midnight Skills is probably my favorite as it is the longest book in the series and
when I get involved in a book, I don't want it to end. Other reviewers (Wow, just WOW!!) have
already said everything I feel about the book. I will just add that this is a long novel for a small
price. I hate the recent trend to sell 30 page $.99 "books". I thank William Allen for many hours
of enjoyable reading.