The third and final book of the John Matherson series by Willam Forstchen. I enjoyed this series. I normally don't do series, but in this case, the dystopian theme called my attention. This book takes place after the demise of the overzealous Dale Fredericks. John gets word from an old friend, Bob and so begins the whirlwind of ups and down Forstchen is known for. Just when you think you have the plot rolled up in a neat little package, the story shifts and all that was up, was now down.
In this book, Matherson and Makala are expecting a child although she was not as prevalent in this book as the other two. John is on the run from the new government in Bluemont. John is put in situations where he needs to make choices that will affect his wife & unborn child, daughter, and fellow towns people. Obviously, you will want to read "One Minute After" and "One Year After" first or you would be lost.
The irony is that some of the government folks moved their families prior to the EMP. Fast forward to today when we had members of congress that divested themselves of their stock portfolio prior to the pandemic crash, makes you think this book series was used as a manual and not a novel. Matherson thwarts an attempt to attack our country and ensures that a new government be properly constituted.
I think this would make a great TV series. There is a lot of in-between content that could spread to multi-seasons.
Series: A John Matherson Novel (Book 3)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Forge Books (January 3, 2017)