- File Size: 3498 KB
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital (January 21, 2015)
- Publication Date: January 21, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VU0QLZC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,164,638 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The U.S. Army does not have a rank (other than Command Sergeant Major E-9) that has stripes and a star....and it takes a long time to make that rank. U.S. Army Officers as well as U.S. Army Warrant Officers do not have a rank like that either, it sounds like a U.S. Navy rank and not an Army rank. So I do not believe that a U.S. Navy Petty Officer can be in the U.S. Army, or a Naval Officer either. Of course you can be assigned to a sister service's base, but you are still in the branch of service you enlisted in. I knew U.S. Army soldiers that were stationed in the Philippines, at both Subic Bay and Clark AB, as well as some U.S. Air Force personnel that were stationed at Subic Bay Naval Base (Hospital), but they were still in their branch of service.
Now it has been a few years since I actually paid much attention to the U.S. Army so things may have changed), but 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) or as it used to be known CAG - Combat Action Group is a U.S. Army unit, supported by USASOC (U.S. Army Special Operations Command). They do or used to work with the U.S. Navy, but the Naval personnel were assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Both groups fall under Joint Special Operations Command. Now like I said it has been awhile, but I do not believe it has changed much, other than the names.
Granted it is a small thing, but it falls under attention to detail and shows (at least to me) just how far the author is willing to go to to make the book as realistic as possible. Things like this, as well as weapons errors, poor grammar and misspelled words really make or break a story for me.
I have put this book down four times and went on to something else, but have gone back to give it another chance. I am interested in the story and want to see what happens and will eventually finish the book.
The author Theo Gangi has done a good job and I am torn between a three and a four star rating, but if you do not mind the errors I talked about, I think you will enjoy the story line, it flows very nicely and is well written. From the very beginning the story is action packed, with things popping left, right and center, it is an action packed story. Parents (at least the good ones) will do anything for their children and Nos seems more than willing to make things happen so that his daughter will survive.
I am going with a four star rating because I do like the story line, so far (I put the book back down for now, but I will finish it.).
I would like to point out that I have read far worse books (with all kinds of story line, grammatical, spelling as well as other errors) that cost a whole lot more than this book.
Pet peeves aside, I think that this book is worth the effort and will pick up this book again later and press on.
Gritty, graphic, fatal, heart-pounding, dangerous--what is left but survival? One year after New York City collapsed in a fiery blast, and most of the few remaining succumbed to airborne plague, still a few hardy or sneaky survive. Nostradamus (Nos) Greene and young daughter Naomi are among them; his wife and two adolescent sons died in the destruction. Nos carries on in order to protect Naomi, his Special Forces background all too often handy. This novel is not just about post-apocalyptic survival; it's living with the memories of loss.
I reviewed a digital ARC provided via NetGalley.
Nostradamus (Nos) and his six year-old daughter Naomi (Nay) survived the bomb that hit New York City but the rest of their family didn't. Now Nos must find a way from NYC to San Francisco to hopefully find a cure for the disease that affects his remaining family.
This was a quick, action-packed story of what might happen in these terrible circumstances. And it's also the story of a father's love for his daughter.
But it glossed over many things and got quite a bit of the military facts incorrect - things like rank that would have been easy enough to Google.
I wish character development had been deeper. I wish there had been more details of the trip westward and the groups encountered.
There is a good story here but it needed some better proofreading and editing. I received this book as an ARC from Full Fathom Five through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Usually with an ARC I try to overlook editing issues but this book came out the end of January and I would think the mistakes would have been taken care of by now (beginning of March).
If you want a quick read, this book definitely has some exciting parts. But if you are a big PA/dystopian fiction fan like I am, you might want to wait until the editing issues are taken care of.