Series: Trackers #2
Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Published: June 20th 2017
The deadly hunt continues in book two of the bestselling Trackers saga...
Five days ago North Korea detonated three nuclear warheads over the United States, triggering an electromagnetic pulse that crippled the country. A second attack destroyed the nerve center of America in a nuclear blast that flattened the nation's capitol. As the government falls apart in the aftermath, the survivors must decide how far they will go to save the ones they love.
Police Chief Marcus Colton has struggled to maintain order in the isolated mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado, with the help of expert tracker Raven Spears and stranded pilot Major Nathan Sardetti. Together, they fought the evil terrorizing the town-but new threats are rising and old rivalries are coming to a head.
Charlize Montgomery, newly promoted to Secretary of Defense, is caught between loyalty to her country and love for her son, Ty. When the Marines sent to find Ty in Colorado discover a scene of unspeakable carnage, the straightforward rescue mission turns into a deadly chase as the hunters become the hunted.
After the events in book one, both Raven and Nathan are pretty banged up but Nathan has no choice but to go and save his nephew, Ty. Colton gives Nathan some supplies but also asks Raven to go with him. They set out into a world forever changed by the EMP. Apart from trying to navigate a land decimated by the detonation, they are also trying to navigate through fires and dead bodies, but the biggest threat seems to be humans! They quickly realise that Ty may have been taken by professionals, but just who they are and what they want remain a mystery.... that is until they are ambushed and they manage to capture one of the thugs.
Meanwhile, Nathan's sister and the new Secretary of Defense is trying to evade the North Korean sub, while also trying to track it, and has to try to heal the injuries she received when the bomb detonated at the bunker. She is also dealing with the fact that her son is still missing and she hasn't heard from her brother. All she sees everyday is her beloved US coming undone. How can they bounce back from this?
On top of that, Colton is dealing with his own problems back at Estes park. When their food and supplies are stolen, Colton is fired from being the chief of police, but he knows that Don isn't the best choice and has to take steps to try to keep the town together.
I started this straight after finishing book 1 and in a way I'm sorry I did because now I have to wait till book 3 comes out!!! Plus with the news at the moment about the North Korea threats and the violence that is happening from supremacist groups, it just makes this book a little too real!! It scared the crap out of me, not in a horror book way, but in a real life scenario. The author has created an all too real feeling book and one that is something that could happen!!
I only started reading this authors work at the start of the year, even though I did have his books on my kindle for ages, but he has quickly become one of my favourites. He has created some of the most memorable characters I have ever read!! They are extremely well written and developed and I loved pretty much all of them. He made it so easy to become invested in both the story and the characters. On finishing the book my first thought was oh god, this is too close to the truth, then I cried because..... well something happened that made me go NOOOOOO, then I went damn you Nicholas Sansbury Smith, then I just sat there and thought what can read now that can top this! It's a testimony to this authors writing skills because it made me feel so many emotions!!!
Anyway, this book was amazing. It's action packed, filled with so many tense and edge of your seat moments that you will not be able to put it down, and absolutely terrifying! I bought both the ebook and the audio and know I will have to get the physical books for my shelf, it's just that good!!! Highly recommend this series and this authors work.
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