Author – Dan Woods
Genre – Action Adventure
210 Amazon Pages
Rating 3 stars out of 5 Posted 9/2/16
There are frequent references to characters and events in the first story in this series that leave the reader confused.
The plot involves a group of mega rich liberal socialist, think George Soros and his ilk, who want to place the entire world in dictatorships so they control all citizens.
The Patriots: Gabe Anderson. his father was murdered by the group known as 'The Agency'.
The Jamison family: Blake, J.J. and their young daughter Hanna.
Mr. Williams and his daughter Sophie Williams (12 years old)
The heroes in the story must be conservative Evangelicals because there is no sex or cursing portrayed. Frequent kissing and hugging is allowed and there are frequent references to their religion.
The story depicts the heroes as being mostly lighthearted and very much in love with each other. While running for their lives from the enemy trying to kill them, their laughing and giggling negates any conflict and tension that could have built up.
At the point when twelve year old Sophie disobeyed orders and almost got the entire group killed there was no follow up to discuss her actions. Normal people would have discussed her error of judgment with her.
There is too much explaining of statements made in both dialog and narrative. Readers don't need that; they get it the first time.
The patriots developed software to thwart the media manipulation used by the Agency, but it sounds like science fiction or fantasy.
Overall the story was enjoyable in spite of its many problems.
The editing is fair with abundant misspelled words and wrong words used.
Some sentence structure needs reorganization.
Character development is good for the main characters.
The plot is interesting and uses today's issues and headlines to build a frightening worldwide conspiracy.
The writing style is wordy and slows the story down.
Most of the action scenes are unrealistic.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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