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Posted July 20, 2014
Posted August 29, 2014
Riveting. I do think the graphic references might be a bit to much for many as they get...graphic.
It is fast paced without having to many charecters to have to keep track of.
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Posted February 23, 2014
This book continues the story with more than a couple of very tense moments. You can't stop reading to find out if things will be OK for
Mason and Tanner. I love the pictures as they match the images from the text so well! This episode of the series takes unexpected turns that the reader doesn't anticipate! Will Mason and Tanner meet? Maybe at the cabin? Does Samantha finally see her mother again? So many questions we can only wait for the next book in March to see where things lead. Mr Bradley is writing a very realistic and plausible scenario and beside the good story he is writing we can all think what would we do and how we would react in a similar situation. From this point the book is a great read for more than the story alone. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Posted January 11, 2014
Posted January 9, 2014
Great Book and a great follow up to Frontier Justice, keeps you turning the pages. I really like the father, son connection in this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2014
Horrible, waste of money. Could not even read it, every other page is missing and paragraphs cut off. First book was great, this one shouldn't even get 1 starWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 17, 2013
I thought this book was great and picked up just where the last book left off. It showed great character development and at a couple of times references characters in the first book while giving you a one sentence description to remind you who those characters were in case you forgot, or if you did not read the first book (even though the author did a good job with the reminder, I still recommend reading the first book because it was just as good). I can't wait until the third book comes out to find how justice is served and what is in store for the main characters.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 18, 2013
The Survivalist (Anarchy Rising), by Arthur Bradley, Ph.D.
This is the second in what promises to be a continuing series mostly following the travels and exploits of US Deputy Marshal Mason Raines and his gargantuan Dog, Bowie, in a devastated United States following the release of a global pandemic super virus. The first book in the series, The Survivalist (Frontier Justice), introduced Marshal Raines, his father, escaped convict Tanner Raines, the US President and her daughter, the latter protected by Tanner, as rogue elements of the US government attempt to find her, and several other characters. This is a series which benefits by reading the books in sequence, given the ongoing character and plot development.
In the first book, we found Marshal Raines demonstrating various survival skills, teaming up with his dog and primarily helping a town to rid itself of a criminal band and re-establish a self-supporting society. In this follow-up, he moves on towards his eventual goal of returning to the US Marshal training center in hopes of rejoining his organization. Along the way he becomes involved in another town, this time run by a self-appointed dictator, and later has a run in with cannibals. He almost crosses paths with his father. who is still protecting the president's daughter against both a lawless country and increasing threats by a conspiracy working against the remaining established government. Both Marshal and Tanner Raines have a strong code of honor which motivates them and dictates their actions, whether violent or not. Survival tips are still incorporated into the story, but now much more in the context of surviving in an increasingly unstable and dangerous world. This book, like the first, is a fast and fun read with interesting and developing characters. Arther Bradley has created memorable characters and story lines which whet the appetite for the next installment.
Posted November 18, 2013
My kind of story...I am so glad there will be a few more books in this series...It is such a satisfying story watching Tanner redeem himself with the care of Samantha, the President's daughter...As for Mason, he is such a good person, still being the "marshall" in his heart and trying to put together the scattered law enforcement officers not really knowing if there are any left alive after the Superpox99 Pandemic...And we all need a dog like Bowie to cover our backs...Can hardly wait for Tanner and Mason to meset up...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 17, 2013
I am fully hooked on this series!
This second book continued where the first left off. I couldn't wait to see what happened in the various sub-stories. The book follows epic Mason Raines, a lawman, who I imagine as a Jason Statham type character, as he encounters a number of challenges in a post apocalyptic world...bandits, a brutal dictator, and cannibals...with honor and precision. A second story-line and main portion of this book also followed his father, Tanner, a Buddhist, Kenpo fighting ex con (who I imagine as a 60 yr old Hulk Hogan) who has found his redemption in saving a little girl (the President's daughter), and another innocent woman against hordes of virus infected "zombies," and outlaws in mythic fashion. Finally, the third main sub-line involves an injured government, and a Vice President intent on seizing power and setting up his own dictatorial coup d'état, trying to do so by capturing or killing the President's daughter.
The story is descriptive, fun, and more Arnold type one-liners than you could shake a stick at. The chapters shift from one story line to another, leaving you wanting for more. There are some helpful survivalist tid-bits scattered throughout, without being overpowering or text book style. One refreshing thing for me that makes this series stand out from others I have been reading is, that it is devoid of political agenda. I happen to agree with much of the post apocalyptic literature political sentiment, but it is nice to have a story that focuses on the human, rather than the political side of things.
I can't wait to see what happens next. Its a thrilling, fun cross between post-apocalyptic, zombie, lone cop, and bad-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold stories. It would make a fantastic movie.
Posted October 27, 2013
This book, a sequel to Dr. Bradley's novel The Survivalist (Frontier Justice), is well-written and fast paced with exciting action sequences and very believable dialogue. The main characters are Deputy Marshall Mason Raines, his ex-convict father Tanner Raines, and Samantha Glass, a young girl Tanner is helping get safely home to her mother (who happens to be the President of the United States). Dr. Bradley does a great job of "fleshing out" these characters. You come to really care about what happens to them and root for their success in meeting the sometimes horrific challenges they face as they travel across a post-apocalyptic Southeastern United States. I read this book in a few hours in one sitting - couldn't put it down! I'm eagerly awaiting the publication of the next book in this series in early 2014.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 26, 2013
One hit wonders. We’ve all heard of them. They say you have your whole life to write your first song. Or your first book. The second one is a whole lot harder, and most sequels don’t compare well to the original. As a huge fan of The Survivalist – Frontier Justice, preparedness guru Dr. Arthur Bradley’s first foray into fiction, I was eager to read his follow-on book in hopes that it would be as good as his first. It is, and the illustrations are better.
Anarchy Rising picks up where Frontier Justice left off. We get to follow US Marshal Mason Raines as he leaves Boone to head to the US Marshal’s Training Center in Glynco, GA in hopes of connecting with other law enforcement officers. As expected, the journey isn’t all smooth sailing, but Mason’s wits and expert shooting skills ultimately save the day. After arriving at the Marshal’s facility Mason makes a shocking discovery that drastically alters his perspective on the government. Meanwhile, while Mason is heading to Glynco, his father Tanner continues to shepherd the President’s daughter Samantha through a number of harrowing experiences, including an attempt by the government to take her by force. Ironically, Tanner and Samantha arrive in Boone not long after Mason left.
As with the first book in the series, the action and dialogue all hang together and are completely believable, which is nearly unique for a preparedness-themed book. I highly recommend this book and I can give it the ultimate compliment: my decidedly non-prepper wife, having read Frontier Justice, was pestering me to finish this one so she could have it.
Posted September 11, 2014
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Posted November 28, 2013
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