Posted by : Mystee Monday, September 6, 2010

Summary from GoodReads:

This is a future history novel. The events are timely. Russia returns to Communism secretly arming terrorist Islam to win a nuclear war. The 40 bomb war at the time of the American presidential inauguration in 2013 destroys the entire government. The story takes place later, in 2035, in Chicago, a city with an amazing leaning tower due to the nuclear war. The tale deals with the Saxon family, Paul, a tour guide for the Russians, his wife Christine, and their teen-aged children, Rudy, a university student who is immersed in a wildly torrid and really curious love affair, and Sarah, a maid at the luxurious Hilton Hotel. Here is life in a conquered America yet many have adjusted and are determined to be happy. All the people fit together in the fast moving ending becoming involved in an amazing event that may destroy or save them. Here is a love story, a mystery, and a suspenseful adventure tale.

My Review: Let me start by saying this is more of a *why* novel then an action novel. There is a lot of detail and telling of the why. There is no heavy load of action. I was really hoping more for that. But, once I started reading, the *why* aspect isn't so bad either. Tons of detail within this book.

This book puts to light the idea that all great nations fall. Unfortunately, this is true, look through history. We are a country with many enemies and this book points it out while following the Saxon family and their part in the Russian Underground movement.

Of course, with this book, Russia has returned to Communism and helps to supply Islamic states with nuclear weapons {this book may hit closer to home than any of us wish to admit}.

Now, while this book could be considered to be some type of history account, it's actually not, as it entails what may happen in the future seeing the current path the United States is on.

Our world changed in a war in 2013 and this book is taking place 22 years after that war, in 2035. This is NOT an end of the world type book. This is one that details a change in the current world we know -- America becomes a third world country.

Since I grew up and spent most of my adult life in Indiana, living only an hour or so from Chicago, I could really relate to the setting and potential changes within Chicago for this book.

This read, while not all hyped on action, is a great read for anyone that enjoys history or potential outcomes due to the choices made by our government.

RATING: ♥♥♥♥

Pages: 290

Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.

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  1. I got the book to review also but I wasn't so sure. I'm more of the action time then just the telling type. Now I'm a bit afraid to start it haha

  2. Sounds like an interesting read for the perspective alone. Wonderful review! Thank you.


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