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Twenty-five years after the end of oil, Dev hears the shocking sound of hoofbeats on the road. No one has been up the road in six years, and now the last people he wants to see have arrived: a dozen armed men on horseback, promising a return of government and order.

Dev doesn't believe their promises, and they come with too terrible a cost, starting with a tax on food that he cannot afford. He and the neighbors are barely scraping by - the sharp bite of hunger their constant companion. He had feared that drought and heat would slowly kill them all, but now the danger is much more immediate.

They must find a way to survive this new threat. But with no weapons better than a handful of bows, how can they defend against all those rifles?

©2017 Cadle-Sparks Books (P)2021 Tantor

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I fell in love with the characters and while the story is not a complex one I liked the pace and the difference between the usual zombie, bombs falling end of the world to a more realistic possibility of the downfall of society.
It would be nice to have a a series based on them travelling now and settling just with a little more than one plot at a time in each book. I loved Grey and am looking forward to Ice Storm hitting audio soon. Lou Cadle does make the characters grab you and I look forward to seeing more on here. Fond farewell to the group and I very much doubt there travels will be a safe journey...