Monday 25 September 2017

Trackers By Nicholas Sansbury Smith Review and Giveaway!

32495780Title: Trackers
Series: Trackers #1
Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Pages: 340
Published: January 11th 2017
Source: Bought
The end of the world is just the beginning of the hunt.... 
Estes Park police chief Marcus Colton and tracker Sam "Raven" Spears have never liked one another, but when a young girl goes missing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colton hires Spears to help find her. Their search ends after a night of devastating horror. When word reaches Estes that the nation has been hit by a coordinated electromagnetic pulse attack, Colton and Spears are forced to work together again. But they quickly realize they aren't just tracking a killer - they are tracking a madman. As the United States descends into chaos, the hunters become the hunted. 
Halfway across the country, Senator Charlize Montgomery awakes to find the nation's capital has gone dark. Forced to set off on foot, she treks across a city that has woken to a new world, and as the night progresses she learns the EMP attack was just the beginning. 

My Thoughts:

Estes Park police chief Marcus Colton, has a missing girl on his hands and knows there is only one person capable of finding her, and that's tracker Sam "Raven" Spears. Raven is the best and, even though he has been in trouble with the law, Colton knows Raven will do his all to help. Raven, Colton and Raven's dog set out to hopefully find the girl alive.  

Meanwhile, Major Nathan Sardetti, is on his way to visit his nephew when he is called back to base. A plane has entered US space and the pilots are not responding. The plane is coming up as a Chinese plane. Nathan is a fighter pilot and goes up to investigate. He is not far over Estes Park when he realises something is really wrong because, for 1 thing, it doesn't look like the plane it's supposed to be, and for another, it's rising steadily. Before Nathan and another pilot can do anything, there is a blast of light and the electronics and everything on board fail. Nathan has some time to eject before his plane crashes.

Nathan's sister, Senator Charlize Montgomery wakes up to the news that there has been a nuclear bomb denoted in the atmosphere causing an EMP to happen. It's not just in one place, there have been a few bombs detonated and things look bad. While fighting to keep the US government going, she is also trying to find her son Ty, who was at a camp near where one of the bombs detonated. She is also worried about her brother, Nathan who she knew was on the way to Ty.

After finishing this authors other series about Variants, I wasn't too sure how he could top that. But top it he did. Now this one isn't as action packed as the other series, but it is just as gripping and just as scary, not monster scary, but real thing that could happen scary! Especially with the tension that is happening with North Korea!!

This has so much happening in it that it is impossible to put down.  We not only have an EMP attack and all the ramifications that happen with that including Nuclear fallout, but we also have, what looks like a serial killer, running loose in Estes Park!! Plus, it doesn't look like an ordinary serial killer either, this killer seems to be trying to bring and old Cherokee legend alive. It's a legend that frightened Raven when he was young and it's even more terrifying now.

One thing I've noticed about this author is his ability to create characters that you immediately connect with. Every single one of them were well written and developed and they are characters you can easily care about. The book starts with when Raven was a soldier, he had a secret mission in North Korea and it's stayed with him. Now that North Korea has attacked, Raven is racked with guilt that the mission he was on could have caused all this! I loved Raven, and his dog!!! I also loved Colton and how genuine he was. There are also a wider variety of characters, but those 2 were my favourite, though I'm starting to like Nathan too.

Anyway, this book is incredibly scary because it's a threat that could happen. You can tel that the author did his research with how descriptive he is, not only with the EMP, but also the effects it has, and I particularly loved how descriptive he was with the Cherokee parts. It was fascinating!! I read this as slowly as I could because I wanted to savour it, and I have to say that I'm glad I went and bought book 2, because I seriously needed to dive straight in after finishing this one. With it's amazing characters and it's exceptional story telling, this is a must read!!!!


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