Today I am reviewing Collapse ( New America-Book One) by Richard Stephenson.
Blurb: What would it take for the United States to fall from within? In a not too distant future, America is put to the test. With the American people deep in The Second Great Depression and two of the most powerful hurricanes on record to contend with, the United States is in no condition to deal with hidden terrorists on its soil, maniacal politicians, and the most formidable military threat the world has seen since the Third Reich.
This is the story of three men from three very different walks of life: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome; Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict; and Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned-out chief of police of a small Texas town. At first, they must overcome their own struggles and fight for their survival against impossible odds. In the end, the unlikely trio must band together to save their beloved country from COLLAPSE.
Empires topple. Nations crumble. Civilization is fragile. In 2027, America will fall.
My Review: I really enjoyed this future tale of a possible fall of America. Actually it is the fall of the whole world as we know it. Given today’s political climate it seems a little too real. The weaving together of the different characters was interesting. It did seem to drag a little in some areas and a few of the people that the author spent time developing just seemed to disappear at the end. I really wanted to find out more about the mother and children. This is just book one so maybe the are revisited in another book. A little more attention could be paid to editing but it wasn’t bad. I would read the next in the series. I would recommend it to readers who like this genre. I give it 4 stars.