Another damned fine read by Mann. Spoiler alert.
This one starts with Fletch in a cell right next to Neil Moore. A Fletch who can't believe who he is seeing, a Neil everyone thought was dead. a Neil Fletch saw killed along with everyone else who happened to be there. A Neil who is emaciated but does tell Fletch the man he saw killed was his double. A guy who impersonated him when he had to be somewhere else for the CIA. He and Fletch have been captured by Perkins a charismatic warlord who wants the serum. He think either Neil or Fletch know where it is. He threatens them both. Neil doesn't say a word and Fletch has no idea where the serum is.
Perkins pulls fletch out and threatens a man bound in a chair. He tells Fletch that if he doesn't tell him where the serum is he will kill the man. Fletch can't tell him what he doesn't know so Perkins blows the mans brains out then has parts of him cooked to serve to both Neil and Fletch.
Perkins has hundreds of brainwashed followers who will do his biding and once a week he has a big gathering so he can sound off for his followers. Neil has been waiting for this one. The man guarding them has food for them and tells Fletch that Neil hardly eats anything and Fletch sure as hell isn't going to eat human flesh. Neil manages to get his thin arms through the bars and grabs the guard and kills him. He grabs the keys and lets himself and Fletch out. The two of them make their way out and with the huge congregation in the square they manage to escape. Of course Perkins will be sending men after them.
So begins one damned fine read.
This one has Fletch, Neil, a family of four they find in a well hidden house, a Doberman named Willow, Perkins men who follow them, air planes overhead, one of them is the one Fletch and his slain companion Arndt was in, the other Fletch has no idea who is flying it, the vehicle they have to leave, the mountains that have only boulders and dead trees to hide behind because of the blight, a battle between Fletch and Neil, a warning given to the keepers of the house, a woman who hates fletch, a Willow who kills her, a knock down drag out fight on that mountain, the other plan that lands and marines who come to Fletch's aid, a Neil who is killed after he kills Perkins and a Fletch who will have to tell his ex wife and her new husband, another crisis in Bandon and Neil, his wife and the others doing their best to figure out what needs to be done and survive.
Book 9 in The Bugging Out Series
Eric 'Fletch' Fletcher faces the impossibility of his friend, Neil Moore, sitting ten feet from him in a dank cell. Very much alive years after he'd watched him die. The explanation, validated by Neil's CIA past, is convincing enough for Fletch, but the man who has taken them prisoner wants more.
Earl Perkins has dreams of power and has set his sights on the one place where resistance still flourishes. To conquer those who would stand in his way, he needs something he is certain either Fletch or Neil can provide. The secret location of a virus to be unleashed upon his adversaries.
Before that information can be extracted from the captive friends, a violent, daring escape sets them free. But free is only a word, as their pursuers will stop at nothing to bring Fletch and Neil back--dead or alive.