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ISBN-10:  1477493751 Type: 


Copyright:  dec 11,2011

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A meteor wiped out humanity 5 years earlier, the government went into hiding for 3 years. The 5% of the populations has had to fend for itself, and this is one groups story.

  The world as we know it is no more. A giant meteor hit the US five years ago, turning a good portion of it into a desolate wasteland. Between the meteor, the nuclear winter that followed and the rioting, it wiped out almost 95% of the population. The government went into hiding and left the remaining population to fend for itself for over two years.
Almost three years after the “storm” the government came out of their bunkers, the leadership had changed drastically though. The men who had run the country before have since died and the man in charge had been the Secretary of housing and urban development in the previous administration. He was not suited, nor did he necessarily want the job of president but he was in the line of succession and thusly they looked to him for leadership. Leadership was in no way his strong suit.
Five years after the “storm” and the remaining populace have had to fight just to survive. Many have lost their lives in the subsequent days and those that remain, stand together and take care of each other. “Clans” have formed where there used to be towns and they are governed by a clan “head” or “chief”. Duncan Mackenzie is one of these clan heads in a small town just outside what’s left of Boston, Massachusetts. He and his men find food, water and supplies to keep the rest of the 1000 plus members of his clan alive, anyway they can. This includes foraging, bartering with other clans or if they have to, stealing it from what remains of the old government.
Now the military has been ordered to get the clans back under control, and they’ve sent a new commander to get the job done. After his predecessor's failure to reign in the clans the new CO Colonel Jacobson decides to take more dramatic measures.
As if surviving in a world with little fresh water or food wasn’t hard enough, the remaining populace has to now deal with a tyrannical government trying to regain its long lost control. This is the first in a series of stories following Duncan Mackenzie and his clan as they struggle to survive and fight to hold onto their freedom in a harsh new world.

Professional Reviews

What a storm
I love end of the world books but most don't show themselves as realistic. Not so with After the Storm. Yes how we end could really happen and how we would survive is just as difficult as this author writes about. The people in this story became so real to me that I felt I knew them my whole life. I recommend this book to you as one of the best reads ever and it could happen to us.

Future world
This story grabs your attention, an is so life like to pulls you into the story and does not let you go. It was fascinating that I set up reading way past the time I should have been sleeping. I could not wait to get to the next book.

Want a great read try this book out.

Just a solid novel
If you enjoy end of the world genre, this is an enjoyable, solid novel. It is set two years after everything hit the fan and follows a groups of survivors (clan) that has survived and thrived in what is left of Boston.

While reading it I was surprised at my personal reactions, I was caught into the story, I wasn't bored, but the story itself was not one of my usual hard-hitting, lightspeed action books. Mr. Chase is a good enough author that you actually feel you are there, in the story, traveling with Mack through the realities of his life. The only other author I know of that gave me the same experience was Louis L'Amour.

If you're looking for a Zombie survival guide this isn't it. If you're looking for a "prepper" guide, this isn't it. If you're looking for a book with a strong political statement, this isn't it.

If you like a good solid entertainment book with great characters, a well thought out plot and creative thinking set in what very easily could be out near future, you will enjoy this. Strongly recommended for people who just enjoy a novel that happens to be set when it all falls apart.

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Reader Reviews for "After the Storm"

Reviewed by Don Chase 1/10/2012
Just finished reading After the Storm and can't wait for future books in the series. Plenty of action and a very good story. It follows the story of the leader Duncan and what he must go through to keep what were once his neighbors but now his followers alive. Sometimes this does not come without its problems, struggles and loss. Worth reading. - R. Kleeberg

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