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The pace of the story was incredible, but it did not lose any of the character development. Also, while the story as a whole seems initially to be so far fetched, as Roberts moves the reader through each move made, the reactions are entirely believable thus making the entire story so seemingly plausible. It was also extremely thought provoking about picking sides and loyalty, making one realize how the founding fathers must have felt or those in the South felt in the lead up to the Civil War. I also love it when authors use opening quotes for each chapter, but never have the quotes fit the chapters so well, and that was for all 50 chapters.
And, since I had originally saw the second book first, and then realized it was a sequel, I ordered both at the same time, so I am looking forward to the next book.
A few issues I have with the particulars…
- When the Texas Rangers went onto a US Air Force base to rescue illegally detained Tea Party member Chuck Dixon, they easily overcame and disarmed the federal agents guarding him. I can buy that. (But why did the gate guards admit them onto the base in the first place?) When the base security forces responded to the incident, they were simply bystanders, apparently awed by the sight of Texas Rangers. I’ve grown up hearing stories about the infamous Texas Rangers, and I think that the lone star, rugged, Marlboro Man image is a stereotypical view a lot of us have of them – but I’ve also known guys who were USAF security forces. They wouldn’t have been awed by Texas Rangers nor any other form of civilian law enforcement – they would have taken control of the situation, and if met with resistance, it would be a short fight. No matter how romanticized the idea of a brave TX Ranger with his side arm facing danger, they’d be no match for a determined USAF security forces squad with M4s.
- As tensions between Austin and DC escalate, very little mention is made of the Texas Army National Guard. The Air Guard was mentioned when the lack of federal air cover was explained, but what of the army guard? If the Johnson administration wanted to create divisions within Texas, he would have nationalized the National Guard and ordered it to move against its own state government. If they’d refused a nationalization order collectively, and followed renegade Governor Brent Cooper, then I’d accept that in this story. Why no mention of this factor? (had they obeyed federal orders, then DC would have successfully engineered an internal civil war in Texas between a nationalized state force against state forces exempt from federal authority and loyal to the governor)
- Page 209 makes the first mention of the Texas State Guard : “Texas is the only state that maintains a state militia under the governor’s direct command.” This is not true – they are not the only state. I don’t know if he decided to ignore the other states with active State Guards or State Defense Forces for the sake of the story or maybe his research was mistaken – but many states have these non-Federal military reserve forces on call. I’ve been a member of my state’s defense force for seven years, so I know how little the public knows about such organizations. It’s nice to see a SDF or State Guard mentioned anywhere, just to raise public awareness that such things really do exist. I’ve communicated with others in such organizations across the US, including troops of the Texas State Guard. Their air wing does not possess armed Apache helicopters or F-16s. Although it makes for a more interesting scenario, I just wanted to clarify for any Texans who wanted to apply for enlistment in the Texas State Guard in hopes of becoming an Apache or F-16 pilot.
This book was a fun ride (I really enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter –which were especially short, I noticed). I’m eagerly looking forward to this novel’s sequel! Will the State of Texas raise its head to join the earth’s family of nations as its own republic? Will its military forces be able to defend their territory from certain attack? Will the rest of the south go for the door too?
This book is highly recommended for anyone concerned about the future of this country.