Friday, March 14, 2014

SAVING RAINE (Drone Wars: Book 1) by Frederick Lee Brooke Review and Giveaway ~Kami


This is a fast paced, well written, plot driven exciting sci-fi story full of adventure. 19-year-old Matt Carney's father is arrested in a horrendous dystopic future. Matt then receives a message to travel 2300 miles and rescue Raine. Matt's stepbrother Benjy goes along for the ride. A really good start to a series. There is a lot going on in this story and a lot of intersecting story lines and characters. 4 stars.

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About Saving Raine

It’s 2021. The U.S. has become a near-military state, and drones are present in nearly every aspect of life. Assassinations of prominent Americans are common, interstate travel is ruthlessly restricted, explosions rock cities daily and, worst of all, food is increasingly controlled by a corrupt syndicate of rival militias, keeping the country on the brink of starvation. 

After receiving a cryptic message from his father urging him to evacuate his girlfriend, Raine, 19-year-old Matt Carney embarks on a cross-country road trip to California. Between a series of attempted hits by political party thugs, the endless interference of local police, and homeland security Predator drones endlessly raining down missiles on private citizens, however, Matt faces more deadly obstacles than he ever imagined possible. And here he thought Raine was the only one in mortal danger. 

As he attempts to stay alive during his journey westward, Matt is joined by his stepbrother Benjy, and together they learn that their father is a leader of the terrorist group March22, a fact that does little to comfort Matt as he simply tries to survive the myriad attacks on him from the government, local law enforcement, and terrorist groups. As they travel further across the country, Matt and Benjy learn how March22 intends to fight back against the epidemic of corruption and violence that now festers in the U.S. government—a fight that might change the face of the country forever. 

Can two ordinary boys in a blue Ford pickup outrun missiles launched from Predator drones? Can March22 outsmart homeland security and the U.S. government to help Matt accomplish his mission? 

And, most of all—can Matt and Benjy arrive in time to save Raine?

Genre classification: Action/adventure; dystopian

WARNING: This book contains adult language and situations.

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About Saving Raine

Saving Raine Drone Wars Frederick Lee Brooke
Matt, Raine went to California because her parents thought it was safe. It’s not. You’ve got to get her out as soon as possible. She could die, Matt.
When 19-year-old Matt Carney gets a cryptic message from his father telling him to go to California and save his girlfriend, Raine, he doesn’t hesitate—he grabs his AK-47, revs up his blue pickup, and gets ready to make the 2,300-mile roadtrip.
But cross-country travel in 2021 isn’t easy—or, sometimes, even possible. The U.S. has become a near-military state: 17,000 checkpoints severely restrict interstate movement, Predator drones target innocent civilians without cause, and explosions rock cities daily. Matt and his stepbrother, Benjy, face deadly attacks from a corrupt government, ruthless local law enforcement, and bloodthirsty terrorist groups as they embark on their trek. They’re about to find out that their trip is much more than a private journey, and their success could change the face of the country—forever.
Can Matt and Benjy outrun the drone missiles raining down on their heads? Can they avoid assassination by government officials hell-bent on taking over what little is left of the country? Can they outsmart the deadly schemes set in motion against them?
Break the rules.
Save the girl.
He only gets one chance before she’s gone forever.
Genre classification: Action/adventure; sci-fi/dystopian

About Frederick Lee Brooke

Frederick Lee BrookeFrederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013.
Saving Raine, the first book in Fred’s entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December, 2013.
A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.
When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.
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