by Kurt Schuett


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Insurgency by Kurt Schuett

Alan, a Gen-Xer with obsessive-compulsive disorder, is randomly targeted at a local dive bar outside Chicago with a synthetic drug called Red Phase. This particular narcotic, with an effect similar to the common street drug "bath salts," prompts its users into manic and ultra-aggressive behavior, spanning a half-life of 1-2 weeks.

After leaving his part-time job as a standardized test scorer, Alan meets a friend at a local dive bar for a beer. This is where a group of college students randomly "roofie" Alan's drink with Red Phase, causing Alan to perform an atrocious series of murders he doesn't even realize he committed until the discovery of alarming physical evidence in his home the next morning.

Upon Alan's aforementioned realization, he contacts a former undergraduate classmate and friend, George, who is a defense attorney in Chicago. After a quick phone conversation, George commutes to Alan's house and convinces him it best to turn himself in, but under the umbrella of his counsel and protection.

While Alan is sitting in lockup, sleeplessly wrestling with his OCD, The Hand, an underground black bloc group of military-skilled insurgents, liberates him from confinement. After Alan is transported to their underground compound nestled in the recessed boroughs of "Old Chicago," he meets the leader of the domestic terror cell and discovers it's responsible for the creation of Red Phase. Consequently, this brotherhood plans to mass-distribute the synthetic drug during the height of the G20 Summit in Chicago, hoping to throw the city into a chaos of apocalyptic proportions.

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ISBN-13: 9781628279320
Publisher: Assent Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Alan is a down on his luck average guy. He just left his boring job as a test scorer and meets with a friend at a local bar. A group of college kids decide to randomly spike his drink with a drug "Red Phase". Alan has no recollection of what he did, he just finds evidence that he has killed someone. Later he learns it is more than just one. Not knowing what to do he calls his friend George an attorney, who advises Alan to turn himself in to the police. Once in jail things turn really bizarre. A Black Bloc group (with military skills) known as The hand gets him out of jail, leaving Alan to wonder why. Soon he is about to find out and (he) does not like what he is dragged into. The "Brotherhood" has plans to use this Red Phase drug in mass proportions during the upcoming Chicago  G20 Summit. The entire City of Chicago, the members of the Summit, including the President of the United States are all in danger. Will Alan be able to stop this group? Will he be able to save himself? And who can he trust? An intense psychological/action/urban/suspense, that will leave you at the edge of your seat and up late into the night. I loved the story, the frighting aspect that something like this could really happen made Insurgency even more gripping.  Well written with vivid details, really grabs the reader into the story and won't let go. I highly recommend to those who love a nail biting, page turning fantastic story of suspense. Kurt Schuett is an Author to watch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend! Finally a great thriller read that takes place in Chicago! The twisted plot-line definitely kept me engaged
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An Average Joe caught up in drug induced riots and a Chicago-style rebellion?  Sign me up! 
PaulinaL More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to finally read a thriller that took place in my home town of Chicago! The combined elements of a serial killer, unconventional zombies, and terrorism was highly exciting! Kurt Schuett's use of horror was targeted and terrifying. Highly recommend and really looking forward to his next book.