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  • While the financial issues are sadly all too real I believe the rounding up of citizens to be rather far-fetched
  • The authour has however done his research
  • She has a very serious temper and a big sense of humour
  • While she gets less screen time than Nelson I prefer her as a character

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      Part one in a currently ongoing series by Thomas A Watson, a prolific author of survival novels who has also written the Blue Plague and Forsaken World series.

      Its modern-day America on the eve of a financial collapse to dwarf 2008. The disaster starts in Asia, resulting in China calling in its debt with the USA. The system starts to fall apart, the government starts confiscating assets and detaining citizens who might resist. Homeland security is deployed to the streets and the population starts being taken to federal work camps.

      While the financial issues are sadly all too real I


      believe the rounding up of citizens to be rather far-fetched. It happens slowly over the course of a few weeks as the government restricts more and more freedoms in the name of maintaining order. The authour has however done his research. The powers that Homeland security display in the book is sadly based on fact for the most part. However, he covers himself by saying that the more extream acts that are committed are all secret orders

      Our main characters are Nelson and Michelle. A married couple that both served in Afganistan. They are what you would call preppers. They distrust the government they once served and don’t intend to submit to government control now that it has begun to descend in tyranny. They take their family and flee to a pre-prepared farm with some other like-minded people. There they prepare to ride out the coming storm.

      I really like both these characters. They behave like a married couple but also squad mates. Nelson to me seems to capable. He has learned everything he needs to know in preparation for this day. If any other survivalist scenario had occurred then he would be in a lot of trouble. Fortunately,


      • Forgotten Forbidden America: Rise of Tyranny by Thomas A Watson
      this is the one situation he is prepared for. He is an unrepentant Star Wars geek and for this, I forgive him a lot. I assume the author has an understanding of his readership. Michelle is a loving mum and a stone-cold killer combined. She has a very serious temper and a big sense of humour. While she gets less screen time than Nelson I prefer her as a character.

      While its short on action to set up the series very well. The authour plainly has a keen interest in the prepper lifestyle and a lot of the book

      is almost a big shopping fantasy with the characters gathering huge stocks of guns, ammo, silencers and scopes as well as practically drooling over all manner of other hardware.

      Its a very good story and I defy anyone to read this and not take an interest, however passing, in the lifestyle these characters have adopted. The story is rather paranoid about how fast the government turns in a dictatorship but its basic message is chilling, even with the condensed time frame. It’s an entertaining read as well as a list of useful skills that most people are lacking. Well worth its price.




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zafar mujahid says :

OMG (I Consumed this book too fast ….I ll be rereading it at some point in the next couple of weeks.)
How many books have you finished and thought meh you never had any intention of reading it again…..Not so with Thomas Watson Books. These are books to crave to read again and again. You know what s coming next and you still cry at the same parts and laugh until tears run down your face… ie: cheese poops As with all Tommy s books you don t read them….you live them. The characters are so real because he paints a picture that allows you to fall into the story. I ve loved this series from the beginning and Tommy has built the story such that you can feel the highs and lows of the Sin Eaters. Bummer that we have to wait another year for Book 6 On a bright note, Tommy has multiple other series that are just as good (and I ve reread all them 3/4/5 times) and maybe they will tide me over until the next Sin Eaters makes its appearance. Bravo….Good Work…Keep them coming
PS…I don t know what that 1 star review was all about….not sure we were reading the same book
PSS….who knew a fate worst than any torture known to man was a packet of jalape os cheese from an MRE
PSSS….anyone else get the Tarzan reference?

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