Canada hides a trove of Cold War-era secret government installations known as Diefenbunkers, filled with caches of weapons, wags and food. Ryan Cawdor and his companions agree to head west to retrieve four portable nuclear reactors -- enough power to light up a ville for years. But they have death on their tail...
The human will to survive has sharpened to a knife edge after a century of postnunclear madness. Ina lawless land where firepower and savagery rule, power lies with the barons and coldhearts who wield control through terror. Against all odds, a courageous few still fight for something better to live by -- honor, decency and hope.
Emerging relatively unscathed from the apocalyptic rebirth of North America, Canada hides a trove of Cold War-era secret government installations known as Diefenbunkers, filled with caches of weapons, wags and food. Ryan Cawdor and his companions agree to ride sec for a convoy headed west across the remnants of the old Trans-Canada Highway to retrieve the ultimate prize: four portable nuclear reactors. It's enough power to light up a ville for years, a bright beacon for a new tomorrow. But they have death on their trail, a baron and his sec men who will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own.
Chuck Rogers is James Axler! I said it after the first book (Blood Harvest) he contributed and I have to say it again - what a treat. He keeps all 6 companions in character and somehow leverages all of their strengths throughout the story as much as they have ever been leveraged. Not only do the companions conquer together, Rogers keeps them true to their relationships with each other. I could not put this book down. Action scene after action scene, battle after battle, win after win. Mysteries to be solved - "who really is the traitor". New very likeable characters. Villainous villains. Horrible new mutants. And don't forget the humorous twists through out - i laughed out loud at some of the cracks the companions come up with.
If you are a Deathlands fan, you have to read this book! More Chuck Rogers please!
Wow just listened to the GA version of this. Best one in a long while..
Kept me hooked like no other book has done before. Exciting, fast paced, action packed! Could NOT put this book down.