After a prominent California congresswoman is assassinated for her support of the state’s secession from the United States, Nathan Fisher—accidental witness to a clandestine military-style operation—is drawn into an unraveling conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of power and threatens the lives of Fisher and his family.
Hunted by ruthless killers seeking to ensure his silence, suspected by the authorities, and aided only by a loyal Marine officer with a mysterious agenda, Fisher and his loved ones must somehow stay a step ahead of their relentless pursuers, navigating a ruined world in a desperate search for sanctuary.
What I liked: First, read the synopsis. Then take a deep breath and dive in. I was looking for something completely different and boy, did I find it!
I’m not usually one for dystopian type stories but Fractured State had enough of a thriller theme to catch my attention. Admittedly, the beginning seemed just a tad slow as Mr. Konkoly set up the storyline and the individuals/groups involved.
While there is a quick pace, the author takes care not to leave the reader behind. I felt like I was with Nathan and the other characters all the time. I just can’t image running for your life with your family and not being able to really hide.
The picture Mr. Konkoly paints of the future is bleak and scary. I’m not a conspiracy theorist by any means but 18 years in the future, who knows. Fractured State is 400 plus pages of action, with excellently developed characters and a plot to really make you stop and think. The pacing of the story kept me turning the pages long after I should have been in bed!
What I didn’t like: As I mentioned, the beginning is the set up and you might feel a bit lost but pay attention and read through it. You won’t be able to stop! There is a bit of a cliffhanger but don’t despair, the next book in the series, Rogue State, is available.
While I borrowed Fractured State as a Kindle Unlimited member, the Kindle price at $1.99 is a steal for the quality of the book.