Sons of War (The Sons of War Series, Book 1) Audio CD – Unabridged, 14 July 2020
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- Publisher : Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged MP3CD edition (14 July 2020)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1538553449
- ISBN-13 : 978-1538553442
- Customer Reviews:
''A deftly crafted dystopian action/adventure novel that is made all the more plausible by the anticipated coming of a second Covid 19-generated Great Depression...A simply riveting read from cover to cover...Impressively original.'' --Midwest Book Review
''A Mafia family, a team of Marines, and the army of a rogue president fighting it out on the streets of Los Angeles during an apocalypse? That's a hell of a cocktail!'' --David Pedreira, author of Gunpowder Moon
''Jam-packed with compelling characters thrown into a chaotic world of kill or be killed, Sons of War seizes the genre in a death grip!'' --D. J. Molles, New York Times bestselling author
''Much like Mario Puzo's classic, The Godfather, Nicholas Sansbury Smith has created an elaborate and timely lens for us to examine family bonds. Sons of War brings us into an entirely plausible near-future dystopia to shine a light on sons thrust into circumstances of their fathers' making.'' --Thrillerfix
''Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the undisputed master of fresh, page-turning postapocalyptic thrillers. Smith reboots the genre with Sons of War, a cleverly designed, tirelessly engaging story of societal collapse--told from an unexpected and ground-breaking point of view. Sons of War grabs you from the first pages and doesn't let go.'' --Steve Konkoly, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today bestselling author of the Ryan Decker Series
''Smith delivers a great story that hooks you from the first sentence and is impossible to put down. There is plenty of action, and the characters are dynamic and multidimensional. The author who works in emergency management delivers an authentic plot with no BS. Post-apocalyptic books are somewhat of an irony these days given the fact that we are in the middle of the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu. Nevertheless, Sons of War is a great pulse-pounding read that will leave you breathless until the very last page.'' --Portland Book Review (5 stars)
''Nicholas Sansbury Smith's captivating new postapocalyptic mobster series starts with a daringly original, high-octane bang. An engaging cast of characters you will root for--even when you shouldn't.'' --Don Winslow, NYT bestselling author
About the Author
Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Hell Divers series, the Orbs series, the Trackers series, the Extinction Cycle series, and the new Sons of War series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on storytelling. When he isn't writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his wife, their dogs, and a house full of books.
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Meanwhile Marine Sergeant Ronaldo Salvatore and his platoon, the Desert Snakes are recalled with the troops to support the effort to stop the chaos from escalating. Fearing for his family he's forced to make a choice and returns to L.A. to protect his family as the violence increases.
Weaving together the mafioso, the police and the military into the lawlessness of a period that has a civil war ravaging across the U.S., intensity and suspense begin to escalate as Salvatore temporarily breaks away from his platoon to save his family; his son Dominic joins the police as the violence in the city escalates; the President is assassinated; Don Antonio kidnaps Carly Sarcone to strike down an old enemy; and uses the corruption to fuel his ambition. Fast-paced and action-packed this well-written and absorbing tale of a battle for supremacy between forces of good and evil keeps you on the edge of your seat as tension rises with battles, murder, betrayals, and treachery that has Don Antonio increasing in power while Sergeant Rinaldo, his platoon, son Dominic and the police force contend with the anarchy that plagues their city.
Among a host of compelling characters is the egotistical, dishonest and stubborn Don Antonio Moretti who wants to resurrect his criminal empire in L.A.; the courageous soldier/marksman and loving , apprehensive, and protective family man Sergeant Ronaldo Salvatore; as well as his son the smart, brave and fit Dominic Salvatore. These characters and others fuel the excitement, tension and power of the story as it rushes towards a climax that begs for a second book.
I enjoyed and highly recommend “Sons of War” as the author brings to life a darkly chilling tale of two families; one bent on power, the other to save their family and society from the rising threat of violence that is destroying any remnant of the world they once knew.
My own self expectation, I expected to be more involved in the war they where surrounded by.
It's like there was tons of ideas being quickly placed into the story, jumping all over, in different time spans that missed interesting situations.
I rare miss for me with the writer.