Tropic of Kansas: A Novel Paperback – July 11, 2017
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From the Back Cover
The United States of Americ is no more. Broken into warring territories, its center has become a wasteland DMZ known as the Tropic of Kansas. Though this gaping geographic hole has no clear boundaries, everyone knows it’s out there—that once-bountiful part of the heartland, broken by greed and exploitation, where neglect now breeds unrest. Two travelers appear in this arid American wilderness: Sig, the fugitive orphan of political dissidents, and his foster sister, Tania, a government investigator whose search for Sig leads her into her own past—and toward an unexpected future.
Sig promised those he loves that he would make it to the revolutionary redoubt of occupied New Orleans. But first he must survive the wild edgelands of a barren mid-America policed by citizen militias and autonomous drones, where one wrong move can mean capture . . . or death.
One step behind, undercover in the underground, is Tania. Her infiltration of clandestine networks made of old technology and new politics soon transforms her into the hunted one, and gives her a shot at being an agent of real change—if she is willing to give up the explosive government secrets she has sworn to protect.
As brother and sister traverse these vast and dangerous badlands, their paths will eventually intersect on the front lines of a revolution whose fuse they are about to light.
- Publisher : Harper Voyager (July 11, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062563815
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062563811
- Item Weight : 12.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 1.08 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #585,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A disturbing story that hits a little too close to home - but maybe that is a good thing.
After all, if this goes on...
Pairs well with "Rock Manning Goes For Broke" and many of the Fallout video games.
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Top reviews from other countries
It jumps from place to place a bit too much all the while not providing much in each piece of the plot. Parts where it finally gets a bit more interesting you feel like there are just bits cut out that jump from suspense to aftermath without the in-between. Feels like a movie script at times where the gaps are meant for actors to improvise.