Desperate Times

Desperate Times

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Desperate Times by Nicholas Antinozzi

Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.

Jimmy soon finds himself in the battle of his life. The world changes in a single day and there seems to be no going back. People want what they have and they are willing to do anything, even kill, to get it. The government responds to the crisis by using the National Guard to round up the population and to secure them in relocation camps. Those who resist are shot.

This is Jimmy's story, but the premise might have been torn from today's headlines. The diverse group of people in this story could be your neighbors; your relatives, and this is a very realistic look at what the future might hold for all of us. What would you do to feed your family if you suddenly found that your life savings was as worthless as yesterday's newspaper? How far would you go to protect what you had, in case it was all that stood between you and starvation? Desperate Times explores these questions from Jimmy's point of view, the result is a thought-provoking story that may change the way you look at the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475096736
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/06/2011
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Desperate Times 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 146 reviews.
ladyn_red More than 1 year ago
Having finished this book moments ago, I am still reeling from how the events of the story could actually take the week...tomorrow. Reader beware: the content may haunt you forever. You may spend hours studying stock market trends and eonomic predictors. That being said, the characters were amazing and hooked me from the first few pages. I will definitely be loking for more books from this author.
Reader_Steve More than 1 year ago
This guy can write! Very topical and believable story about the collapse of the dollar and the ensuing chaos. Antinozzi brings vibrant characters to life and you care about what happens to them. Riveting action and tense drama make this an engaging read. Desperate Times is a great ride from a bright talent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Desperate Times is a book you won't be able to put down. Jimmy Logan and his friends face incredible odds to simply survive when the stock market suddenly collapses, prices skyrocket, and the government takes control of the air waves and people's lives. DT is edge-of-your seat suspense that will make you wonder if author Nick Antinozzi knows something the rest of us don't and leaves you desperately hoping he doesn't. Both Desperate Times and Desperate Times 2 are destined for the NY Times Best-Seller list and will leave you begging for a sequel and a movie.
HoosierJoe More than 1 year ago
This was not a terrible book by any means. But it wasn't great either. I liked the concept. And the author gives it a good effort. But you can tell this was a self publish book. It is in very bad need of editing. There are a lot of useless paragraphs. Useless dialog that goes nowhere and means little. Lots of cliches in the speech of the characters. Disjointed thoughts jumbled together in paragraphs. There is too much preachy stuff at the beginning of each chapter. Here is an example of a useless segment that an editor would likely have axed: There is a whole lot of time devoted to the survivors in the compound electing a council. Several of the characters give speeches, etc. And an election is held. Then the whole concept is dropped. The guy that owns the property is still in charge and gives orders. The whole council thing is never brought up again. A useless waste of quite a few pages. Someone else said it reads like it was written by a high schooler. And this is why. It needs polish and editing. It needs to be cuts down with 150 to 200 pages of useless baggage dropped. You can tell that the author is inexperienced. Hopefully he can build and learn his craft better.
Susan_Sherlock More than 1 year ago
Plausible chaotic end to our 'civilized society' when a total economic crash occurs. Some good guys are still good, but most humans revert to basic animalistic survival mode. The pace is steady as the story unwinds. I enjoyed it a lotl
xBeccax More than 1 year ago
I found myself talking to friends about this book as I was reading. It is so relevent to life today and the fast facts before each chapter haunted my dreams last night. This book deserves a cost and the fact that it is free is just plain shocking. I am going to recommend it to my book club members! Trust me! It is totally worth the download! Especially if you are into tear-jerking, scary, exciting, eerily realistic thrillers with excellent character and plot development! But who isn't?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a very hard time putting this book down. It may hve been free, but one of the best books I've read in quite awhile. There must be a ended too abruptly.
Firas Bargouthi More than 1 year ago
A page turner! Action packed and relevant to these times. I wish i could fine more ebooks from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So,I just finished reading this series from start to finish (including the sort story prequals) and I am really impressed. Maybe Mr. Antonizzi needs to run for pres! Seriously, I decided to write my review for the series here in the first book so that someone wanting to know if they should bother with it could get an opinion on the whole series. LET ME TELL YOU, YOU SHOULD BOTHER!! This series is extremely thought provoking. I read a review where someone read 30 pages and quit saying the book was written to spout out conservative propaganda. That is soooo not the case. The author does a fabulous job making the reader think about how ridulous BOTH extreme sides can be!!! The people in power (and some in the general population) seem to have lost all common sense in how we deal with even the most simple of issues. I read this series in four days. I just couldn't put it down. I got the first for free friday some time ago and finally got around to reading it. I am sorry it took me so long to get started! Hope to hear much more from this author!
Dillon Wyatt More than 1 year ago
Reads like a high schooler wrote it
AVID-JT More than 1 year ago
This novel is very relevant to our current world condition. EVERYONE needs to read it, just in case. Desperate Times will drive up your pulse, make you evaluate yourself and your fellow man, and tear at your heart. Fantastic writing. This should be made into a Blockbuster movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really what would happen if the world came to an end like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was boring. The characters were unrealistic and predictable and the plot was the same as the ant vs. the grasshopper fable. I really tried to get into the story, but decided to go to the dentist and have a tooth pulled instead. Sorry, but spend your time on another book there's lots out there waiting to be discovered. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book. I'm recommending it to all of my friends. My bug-out bag is by my door.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! This is the first I've read of this author, but I will certainly be watching for more from him. Can't wait to read the other two Desperate Times books, I wish I could give more that just 5 stars, it doesn't seem enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So believable its frightening particularly in our current economic times. Story is well written charachters are good and believable .interesting point of view on the morals of individuals as civilized society declines and chaos rules
tcbenson2005 More than 1 year ago
This book is very action packed and makes you keep going to the end. It is very life like and you can picture this all happening in real life. I highly recommend that people read this entire trilogy! Excellent job Nick!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes you think
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an extremely good book. It really makes you think. I could barely put it down once i got started.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really well done, exciting story! The pacing is perfect, and the characters work together like any lovable, mismatched group of survivors. Antinozzi's writing is compelling, and masterful! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unable to book this down. I read it in less than 2 days and it took me even less time to read the 2nd book. I am now impatiently awaiting the 3rd in the series. I've recommended this book to several friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story - ending was a bit disappointing but expected nonetheless!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love books like this!! Can't wait to get Desperate Times 2!! Five stare rating!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written can really hope that it stays a fiction and doesn't become awarning........