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When helicopters and armored vehicles filled with soldiers in hazmat suits quarantine the small mountain town of Resurrection, Colorado, Sheriff Rick Johnson feels like the Jihadi wars have followed him home. But while the town follows martial law out of fear of a virus released into the air, Rick isn't buying the official version of events. As he investigates, the cover s ...more
Paperback, 405 pages
Published June 5th 2017 by Seven Guns Press
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Emma
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jeff Gunhus knows how to tell a story!This was a great read! I was very intrigued by the promise of this book and was keen to get started, but I was in the middle of a couple of other reads. I thought I'd just take a peek at the first chapter and....everything else had to take a backseat!
This was action from almost the first page and the story unfolds quickly. Mad scientists, billionaire megalomaniac genius, insane nationalist politics...paranoia, PTSD and one evil plan to rule the world...mwah-
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Sherwood Smith
Jun 17, 2017 added it
Shelves: sf
Part thriller, part cautionary tale, this SF novel hits the ground running and keeps accelerating to the explosive revelations on the last page.

Rick Johnson, former Marine gunny and now sheriff of the small town of Resurrection, Colorado, is checking up on an odd message left by his deputy. Both men are former military, and both have PTSD issues.
Rich discovers an enormous electrified fence around an old mile that has been closed and opened again over the years, and was closed for good a few year
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Jane Shambler
My first book by this author and I wouldn't say I disliked it. I am just not sure if his future is good or bad. The book is set ten years in the future. It starts really explosively but then slows down. I am also not quite sure how to characterise it. It could be a thriller but it could also be science fiction. Maybe a bit of both. There is also a little mystery.


The book is set in a small Colorado town, called Ressurection. America is no longer a super power. The book also has some horror as wel
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Sherry Fundin
We have been invaded. Be afraid…be very afraid.

At first, I was a bit confused, because I didn’t read the blurb, just saw Jeff Gunhus and knew I wanted to read it. This is horror of the human kind.

Resurrection America by Jeff Gunhus begins when Rick goes to the mine to check on Manny, who was unresponsive on the radio. He ran into an electrified fence that wasn’t supposed to be there. Something smells rotten to me!

Rick carries a lot of baggage from his time spent as a marine in Iraq. His feelings
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Ena Friedrich
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Resurrection America is one of the books wich pushes you to find out more publications from the same author. It's a page turner, holds your attention on every page, easy going, but smart SF which is not that impossible to happen in the real world. I loved the theme, style of writing and psychology elements. Great book overall.
Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends) Shealy
"Things could have gone in a different direction for him, and Rick knew that. Bertie had taken a chance on him when he'd come back from the war a broken man, and not just because of the arm he was missing. Rumors followed him back into town, hushed conversations of a mission gone wrong in Istanbul. No one knew the details for sure, and no one was about to ask.".....


Sheriff Rick Johnson presides over the small town of "Resurrection, Colorado." First, the local mine has been surrounded and electri
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Ms. Just One More Book  (Kris Miller)
~ 4.5 stars ~

A chilling tale, sure to captivate readers from the first page to the downright shocking last.

Former Marine, today the Sheriff of the small town of Resurrection Colorado, Rick Johnson is following up on a lead about the town's abandoned mine. Once the premier producer of jobs, the mine has since been shut down more often than not and seeing it open today and with such a high level of security, raises suspicion––later bolstered when a virus leaks into the air and a government vaccine
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Fungi From Yuggoth
Review: RESURRECTION AMERICA

RESURRECTION AMERICA is an immensely exciting, engrossing, terrifying, and psychologically twisted novel. We always think, "It can't happen here." In Resurrection, Colorado, it can and it does--and this time, the terrorism isn't foreign-based. A megalomaniac villain (actually, more than one), a battalion of sociopaths under his control; this is a villain who manipulates entire populaces into his bidding--and to their destruction--more efficiently than Hitler. I guaran
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John McDermott
Many thanks to Goodreads and the author Jeff Gunhus for my free Giveaways copy of Resurrection America.
Set in the near future where the U.S.A. is locked into a seemingly endless conflict with an ascendant ISIS , the town of Resurrection becomes the centre of a chilling conspiracy.
This was an entertaining fast paced read , the opening of which reminded me of the George A Romero movie The Crazies.
Good characterisation throughout and I thought the main character Rick was particularly well done.
Je
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Lisa
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I put off reading this book for months being fairly certain that I wasn't going to like it. Sheesh,what a maroon! I loved this story. The characters were likeable, and the crazies were flipping looney. There were some incredibly tense moments, and that ending.....I am curious if this will be a continuing story. Jeff can definitely write, and I'm looking forward to reading more stories. Good thing I already have 2 of his books on my kindle! Yep, I'd recommend this book and author. My thanks to Ne ...more
Cristie
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-from-author
WOW!! I just finished my Advance Reader Copy of Resurrection America and I am blown away. I've read several of Jeff Gunhus' books and I'm already a fan of his writing style, so I might have been a little biased going into this one. Biased or not, there is no denying that the writing is superb and the story is like no other. Resurrection America is a near-future dystopian thriller with a few believable sci-fi elements. There is some advanced technology that is a little hard to grasp, but it's not ...more
M.L. Banner
A taught and powerful terrorism thriller that carefully wraps its fingers around your throat, constricting your airway, while the story builds to an explosive climax that will leave you gasping for more.

I write apocalyptic thrillers and am often bored with most books. Not the case with Jeff Gunhus' newest release.
I was completely engaged in the story and its the characters, and even as the conspiracy unfolded, I was left guessing (wrong) the whole time: I really couldn't see what was coming next
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Alicia Huxtable
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Any review I write for this book is not going to do it justice. I don't even know where to begin because everytime I thought I had figured the next step out in the book, Jeff Gunhus would do a sharp left and Is be derailed again. Resurrection America moves along at a good pace and keeps you strapped to your seat the entire time. As I recieved an advanced review copy I don't want to go into detail and ruin what will be one hell of a ride for you but I highly recommend you read Resurrection Americ ...more
Neil
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This is a really average thriller with no great excitement and characters that I just could not relate to.
In fact the characters felt wooden to me and dragged the whole story down.
Jessica ☕
I had never heard of this author before, and that is very surprising, considering how much I loved this book.

With this kind of suspense/thriller, it's hard to explain the plot without taking away from the reader's experience -- so I'll keep it brief.

Sheriff Rick is a small-town guy struggling with bit of PTSD related to terrible experiences in the latest Middle Eastern invasion. He's finally settling back into a regular civilian life, falling in love with his best friend's widow and getting rea
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Trisha Smith
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very well written, high interest, fast paced book! I thoroughly enjoyed it and found I was unable to put it down. I finished it in a very short time, finding myself thinking about what was going on in the book, what would happen next, the ethical questions it raised, and emotionally connecting to the characters in between reading sessions. And all of that drove me right back in to the book again to find out more and see what new twists would surprise me next.

The author has done a great job of wr
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Richard
I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It was an uncorrected proof. Copyrighted in 2017 by author Jeff Gunhus, it is published by Seven Guns Press.

Imagine a small town sheriff in a Western American town. Make him a war veteran with personal demons and a prosthetic arm that resulted from his experiences in war. Make the mayor of the town a likable, lovable person – perhaps even a woman. Give the sheriff a love interest who happens
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Paul III
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Resurrection America is a science fiction, post-apocalyptic, horror story about a future world where governments, mad men, and perhaps both working hand in hand, attempt to gain global superiority through militarized technology. When the world becomes desensitized to carnage and violence, is it even worth saving anymore? And if it is, who then is worthy of being spared from a globe spanning genocide? It’s a tough scenario to ponder, and even tougher yet when you’re thrust right into the middle o ...more
Roxie Prince
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Read this review and more on my blog at [Roxie Writes].

'Resurrection America' by Jeff Gunhus
⭐⭐⭐ 3/5
Finished on July 26, 2017
GIVEN FREE COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEW
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BOOK DESCRIPTION:
The small mining town of Resurrection, Colorado is slowly dying. But a few stalwart citizens, like Sheriff Rick and Mayor Bertie who cling to the hope that, like its name, the town will one day rise again. On the day of Resurrection's biggest event,
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Paul
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Resurrection America gets off to a roaring start shrouded in a mystery or is it a thriller or maybe science fiction? It turns out to be a little of each with a touch of horror thrown in for good measure. The sheriff of a small town in Colorado, while looking for his missing deputy, stumbles upon a complex, well-engineered construction at what he thought was an abandoned mine. He’s given an explanation which leaves him skeptical.

Set about 10 years in our future, the book then settles down until
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Martha
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a tense, engaging post-apocalyptic thriller.

Rick is a former marine who has settled as Sheriff in the small town of Resurrection, Colorado. He suffered enough in war and his is glad to have an easy-going job and hopeful of building a relationship with an old friend’s widow, Dahlia, and her young son, Charlie. When Rick gets a strange radio call from his deputy which is cut off, he heads up the old mine road to check on him. Instead of finding his deputy, Rick finds a large fence closing
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Pamela Peerce-Landers
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced, suspenseful, near-term sci-fi story, "Resurrection America," takes place in 2025 in an old gold mining town in Colorado named Resurrection. The US has lost its place in the world and China freely adds countries to its territory. Terrorist attacks are widespread in the US and most sports teams play in near-empty stadiums because fans fear dirty bombs and bio-attacks.

The story begins with deputy, Manny, not responding to Sheriff Rick Johnson's calls. Rick goes looking for him at his l
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Roger Feenstra
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is the future; several decades into the future. The U.S. has been devastated by the Jihadi Wars. Terrorism has placed Washington, DC in shambles after a nuclear bomb was set off. There is pain throughout the Country, but in the little town of Resurrection, Colorado, a sense of normalcy rules. That is until Sherriff Rick Johnson stumbles upon something strange happening at the old Resurrection mine.

The author, Jeff Gunhus, contacted me after reading one of my reviews online and asked if I wou
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Stanley McShane
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Resurrection America grabs reader interest immediately; very small mining town in Colorado apparently a few years hence following cataclysmic happenings in big town America. Resurrection has some great characters, fleshed out well enough that you like them...and their small town. The protagonist ex-Marine Sheriff, Rick Johnson has come home with a case of PTSD, but seems to have overcome his initial problems and settles down to be a well-respected member of his community. His sweetheart is the m ...more
Rena
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never read anything from this author before, so I was curious to read this sort-of dystopian book.
It takes place in the near future. There's no year specified, but it's not too far off. At one point, the main character mentions he has a 2015 truck and he's been driving it for 10 years. So assuming it was purchased new, we're looking at around 2025 for the setting. In this world, ISIS has expanded and become a very organized force called Jihadis. China has taken over much of Asia, and the US
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Christine Walley
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished reading Resurrection America, and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The author, Jeff Gunhus, did an excellent job of drawing you into the world of Resurrection.

I was drawn to all the characters, and whether I loved or hated them, I thought he did an excellent job of developing them.

You are brought into the world surrounding the mining town of Resurrection, and how they struggle to survive after the mine is shut down. You start the story with Sheriff Rick, looking into the last location
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J Levette
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jeff Gunhus did an amazing job with this book.
If you want a fast-paced thriller that gives you an intense viewpoint in history--I'd recommend this novel.

It's exciting, engrossing, terrifying, and just mindfully twisted. If will open your mind in a way that will change your very perception of life, as you know it.

We are too safe in the mindset that things can't happen to us but sometimes it can and it surely will--like this book shows.

I read this book in entirety, in less than a few days.
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Beverly McClure
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
War is devastating. War changes lives. The aftereffects of war last a lifetime for the soldiers and their families. In Resurrection America, by Author Jeff Gunhus, the reader meets former marine Rick Johnson, now sheriff of a small town called Resurrection. Rick lives with a prosthetic arm as a result of his service. His deputy, Manny Garcia, is also a military survivor. Their experiences in the military still live within them; they cannot escape the memories.

Resurrection America is not the type
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Iris Chacon
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sci-fi & dystopia fans; I'd rate it PG
The author furnished this reviewer with an advance download of the book on the promise of an honest review.

Science fiction fans will enjoy this engaging thriller about mysterious doings in the isolated town of Resurrection, Colorado. Sheriff Rick Johnson and Deputy Manny Garcia accidentally discover that a supposedly abandoned mine outside of town has been re-inhabited and now operates under a sinister veil of absolute secrecy. Soon, Deputy Garcia has disappeared, Sheriff Johnson is being coerce
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Tara
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not big on fiction, I usually prefer science and history genres, and when I do read fiction it's mostly historical fiction. But I do like to branch out occasionally and I figured this book would be worth a cursory read at least. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, all I knew was that it's a thriller and the author is a USA Today bestseller. So, I honestly thought the book would be okay, but not great. Instead, I started reading with the intention of reading a couple chapters and tak ...more
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Jeff Gunhus is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books are available in several languages, been Foreword Reviews Book of t ...more