Monday, February 22, 2016

After The Republic by Frank L. Williams [4 stars]

From the Description
Chaos. Conflict. Lawlessness. An uncertain future in a strange place. The American republic has crumbled. Joshua Winston, a reluctant leader who had hoped to enjoy a quiet, peaceful retirement from politics, is forced off of the sidelines. Now, he must lead a group of Americans determined to survive in the dangerous new world they face. He takes great pains to steer his group clear of the chaos that reigns after the republic, but fears that the conflict will inevitably find its way to them.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel.

After The Republic is a really good apocalyptic thriller. I thought that the premise was entirely believable in today's world and the story was engaging. I liked most of the characters and for the most part their reactions were realistic. The action was exciting and kept me interested in what was going on. This story did however have a few problems. I would have liked some of the characters to have more of a backstory so that we could have gotten to know them better. It would have made for a better story. I also wish that a little more research had gone into the bombs, both the places that would have been targeted and the results of the detonations. With that being said, I found that Frank L. Williams tells a good story. I can't wait to find out what happens next with Joshua and his group of patriotic survivors. A fast paced and engrossing 4 star read.

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About the Author

Frank L. Williams grew up in Northwest, a rural farming community in Brunswick County, twenty minutes from the historic Port City of Wilmington in southeastern North Carolina.

A prolific reader at an early age, he read many of the books in The Hardy Boys mystery series before completing third grade. Frank's family has a love of America and a history of civic leadership that spans generations. He has followed in that tradition, having been actively involved in the community and the political process for more than two decades.

After graduating from North Brunswick High School in 1988, Frank earned a degree from North Carolina State University's Department of Communication in 1993. In August of 2001 he formed Pioneer Strategies, a public relations agency he still owns and operates.

Frank is an active member of Northside Baptist Church. In his free time he enjoys writing, reading, action movies, politics, fishing, the beach and rooting for the N.C. State Wolfpack. For more information, please visit you can also find him on Facebook or Twitter.