Twenty years in the future, America perches on the edge of collapse, devastated by drought and dwindling resources. California, now a totalitarian surveillance state controlling the lion’s share of the nation’s economy, is on the brink of secession. And family man Nathan Fisher finds himself at the heart of a bloody conspiracy that threatens the lives of his loved ones and...more
What I liked: Rogue State picks up where Fractured State ended and that’s a great thing with everyone’s life on the line. What I may have not touched on in my review of Fractured State is the rest of the country is pretty much dependent on California for its economy. There are two groups involved, one wanting to secede from the United States and the majority not wanting California to secede.
Neither of these groups is playing exactly fair and in the interests of the ...more
The world as outlined by the author in 2035 is easily believable. The detail in tactical equipment is both stunning and yet not at all futuristic. Living in AZ I really enjoyed the parts of this book that centered around places I live and visit frequently. Was hoping for more action dealing with Tucson and P ...more
Both this book & the preceding one describe a dystopian world in the near future, with rival interests in California & Mexico fighting over the claims to water ...more
Published in 2017 by Brilliance Audio.
Read by Timothy Andres Pabon.
Duration: 9 hours, 21 minutes.
The action surrounding embattled water engineer Nathan Fisher and his family in the year 2035 continues in Rogue State . In the first book, Nathan witnessed an act of terrorism designed to egg on a tense situation between the government of California and the federal government. Now, he and his family are being hunted by a mysterious group funded by a group of oli ...more
This is a fabulous book filled with action and suspense. The Fisher family is running from a corporation who wants Nathan Fisher's information in his head silenced. For good. He's on the run with a militant group who saved his life. They come into daily contact with mercenaries and cartel hired by the corporation who are trying to kill them.
So, this book can be a little on the violent side but it definitely not gory. The action takes place with Nathan's wife and 11yr old son in tow. ...more
Okay, this is a definitely cool novel and series. If you want action, advanced weaponry and desperate tactics, this one is for you!
Personally, I preferred the future history setting and scenario, which drives the desperate politics behind all of the action. The scenario may be unlikely, but it is by no means implausible, and certainly not impossible.
Resources -- and the wealth behind the control of resources -- is always in play in society. Societies can dominate, o ...more
Konkoly’s second installment of the Fractured State Series, Rogue State, picks up immediately where the first novel ended. It is full of non-stop action and suspense. There is more devel ...more
The story picks up about an hour after the end of Fractured State (and there is at least one more book in this series forthcoming). As fast paced and violent as Fractured State, the severe environmental damage resulting from diverted water resources is highlighted as only one of many reasons for the existence of the California Liberation Movement. Add in the involvement of a “prepper” enclave, and the tension becomes almost unbearable.
This new series by ...more
Original story setup was intriguing, as was the prediction of future lunacy in California. Every chapter was action filled with new and interesting characters being developed all along the way. Action descriptions seemed realistic and were exciting. The whole story keep my attention and was a totally enjoyable read. I will look at more from this author.
This is the 4th book I have read by Steve Konkoly. They have all been a top caliber read. This book presents a bleak future for Ca. Hopefully the monitoring in this manner never comes about. However, greed and control have been around for a long time. Even under the worst of circumstances, the best in people will always come to the forefront. Read and enjoy, but keep the anger in check as we wait for good to prevail.
After reading the first book of the series I couldn't wait to read the second. Both were awesome reads and I found myself holding my breath several times. Wow!! Mr. Konkoly is a gifted writer and you won't be sorry you read any of his action- packed books. Can hardly wait for the third book in the series. ...more
This book is so exciting I read it in no time. I was shocked by the loss of a main character, but hope we lose no one else. Living in MT, I know exactly what the described addresses look like. I have been on that street and in those townhouses. Great story! Hurry with the next segment!
The pace quickens right out of the gate and sustains itself throughout this story. Great follow up to book one. Enjoyed the action ands the evolution of the core characters. The author's extreme!y plausible vision of the near future is disconcerting as well as a fine backdrop for this story. Looking forward to book three ...more
I am rereading this book because I didn't leave a review the first time. Bad reader.
Excellent read. Once you start there is no stopping until you get to the end. It does leave you wanting more. Definitely recommend this book. Don't forget to read Fractured State first! ...more
What a rollercoaster ride this series has been so far. The plot, set in the not so distant future, bears an eerie resemblance to the path of climate change we are currently on. Combined with feverish action and suspense, this series is a 5 star winner.
Nowhere in the description did it mention that book #2 doesn't finish the story -- it was published almost a year and a half ago! I even had checked the author's website, and there's no mention of a book 3, so I expected the story to be wrapped up. I avoid series with no ending like the plague, so I'm extremely unhappy to be screwed over like this. ...more
This Book #2 was slightly less confusing than the 1st Book. But, there is still a HUGE mixture of names and associations and loyalties that makes the plot difficult to follow and/or fully understand. There is a lot of action/shoot-‘em-up scenes, but the end results are heavily biased.
I cannot muster any sympathy for the characters in this series. Having incredible luck with escaping constant and multiple misfortunes, they seem to me to be unbelievable and unworthy. Keira is particularly unlikable. She is a shrew and an emasculator.
This book in the series was even better than the first!! I'm combination they blew me away... I simply couldn't put either of them down... If you like books that draw you in so tightly that you can't put them down then this one is for you. ...more