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A hungry nation teeters on the precipice.

Rationing. Protests. Food riots.

The population grows restless as their bellies contract.

A single hope remains to save the country from starvation — a genetically modified miracle entrusted to Commissioner Kai Ming. Ming is only providing transport, but it’s a heavy burden for a lowly civil servant. Even worse when things go sidew
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Published July 19th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Don Viecelli
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Review Number 156:

This review is on The Republic by M.G. Herron. This is the second book I have read by this author. It is political thriller set in a speculative, post apocalyptic time period in Asia.

The story starts out with one of the main characters, Commissioner Kai Ming, attending a gathering to hear the Magistrate give a speech to citizens who are suffering during a hunger crisis in their country. Things get out of hand and the Magistrate is attacked. One of Ming’s security men, Ari Kl
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David Wright
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been reviewing these books separately as I started off reading the first two chapters as individual episodes which I got free, I then bought the entire novel. My reviews on every episode have been 5 stars, the reason? Realism.

Right from the start, we are introduced to a post apocalyptic world where people are struggling against a common enemy. No zombies, no virus, no robots - famine and corruption. The story is dealt with in such a manner as we are given introductions to the characters,
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The Republic is a dystopian view of what the world could be like post World War III. This is a standalone novel. There is a lot of violence. While the book was well written, I found the storyline and characters to be average. Don't think this book isn't worth reading, because it is worth reading. I just didn't find it to be spectacularly original and better than average. ...more
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M.G. Herron is the author of The Gunn Files, The Translocator Trilogy, and other stories of science fiction and fantasy.

His work is published both independently and through publishing houses such as Audible Studios and Aethon Books. Altogether Herron’s novels have sold tens of thousands of copies.

Based in sunny Austin, Texas, MG’s alter ego, Matt, works for a product design agency as a content str
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