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The Pact Paperback – April 25, 2015
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That's what scares me about this book.
Did he pull this story out of thin air, or is this fictional tale part of a plan that this Green Beret has already hashed out. I kind of don't want to know.
What I do know though is that Rob Lewis has another hit on his hands. Yes, he did successfully make the jump to fiction and yes he does have great chops as a writer. His premise is believable, his characters are compelling, and his story is absolutely gripping.
The scenario is that things go very badly for us in America and we are under attack. This activates a plan that the protagonist (coincidentally named Rob) and his fellow Special Forces brothers had devised to protect their families and defend our country in the event of such an attack. Think "Red Dawn", except not cheesy. Not that I didn't love Patrick Swayze as much as the next guy, but Red Dawn just never convinced me I was watching a plausible scenario. Not in this story though: those doubts were completely missing from The Pact.
I don't want to give away any plot details except for the one fact that this story is not resolved by the end of the book, which was bittersweet for me. I hate cliffhangers, but at least I know there will be more installments to come.
Hopefully this book will be widely read and will influence many of us to take these issues to heart when we elect our leaders and when we devise our own plans for natural and civil disasters. When the big one comes, will we sit and wait for our feckless government to bail us out, or will we be prepared to save ourselves?
The Pact is a quick and easy read, especially after reading his first book. The pace is set from the first page, and it rolls right along.
The events that he describes seem to mirror what you see on the news these days, and that keeps you engaged. Since the story itself does not sound out of the realm of possibility. I look forward to the second book in the series, and continuing this ride.
Thank you Staff Sergeant Lewis.