An unusual revolution has begun…
ROSHIKE AND FRIENDS must work from within the beating heart of Batsu society while enforcers edge ever closer to discovering—and eliminating—at least one of their number. When it comes down to a decision between their own safety and everyone's future, what will they choose to do?
This thrilling tale of dystopian espionage in a post-apocalyptic Japan concludes with Book 3: Endurance of the Free.
About the Author
James Litherland is a graduate of the University of South Florida who currently resides as a Virtual Hermit in the wilds of West Tennessee. He’s lived various places and done a number of jobs – he’s been an office worker and done hard manual labor, worked (briefly) in the retail and service sectors, and he’s been an instructor. But through all that, he’s always been a writer. He is a Christian who tries to walk the walk (and not talk much.)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
James Litherland’s Enemies of the Batsu continues a story begun in Whispers of the Dead, plunging the reader straight into a world of Japanese spies, Batsu overlords, and high-tech futuristic mystery. The characters’ introspective musings offer plenty of reminders of previous events, but readers would probably be advised to start the series at the beginning. So much has already happened, but now Roshike is a guard, risking all to protect both strangers and friends as he hides his true self in fierce anonymity. Meanwhile Seiko determines she “hadn’t maintained her cover here successfully for three years by allowing her feelings to override her training and judgment…” But sometimes judgement might not be sufficiently informed. Feelings could be what make us human. And “the right sort of guidelines actually help us live free.” There are plenty of thought-provoking situations and ideas in this novel, which maintains a clear moral compass in spite of violence and deception. The story’s end is a powerful blend of the surprising and the inevitable, and I should enjoy reading more. Disclosure: I was given an ecopy and I offer my honest review.