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Grace Under Fire

The Locker Nine Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Series: The Locker Nine Series, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

Grace Hardwick was raised to be a survivor. Her dad taught her how to how to fight and how to think on her feet, hoping she'd never need those skills. When society fell apart around her, she needed all that and more. There was nothing in her life to this point that prepared her for the random violence, the brutality, and the cruelty of a starving and desperate populace turning on each other.

In the highly-anticipated sequel to Locker Nine, Franklin Horton takes us on a breakneck dystopian thrill ride where you cannot let your guard down. Every peaceful moment could be the preamble to the next act of random violence. Every moment an exhausted traveler spends sleeping could be the moment an attacker's knife curls around their neck.

Picking up immediately after the last book we find Grace taking refuge in a secure compound in the Southern Appalachians. After reuniting with her father, she expected that the remainder of her journey home would be uneventful. Her dad was with her now - things would be okay. She couldn't have been more wrong.

Nothing in this new life is easy. Grace and her friend Tom, a physically-challenged veteran utilizing a specially-outfitted track chair, find themselves suddenly thrown back in the fight. Robert Hardwick and Tom's mother become separated from their children and find themselves under attack from a highly-skilled and heavily-armed force. Most alarming of all, an innocent comment from a child's lips puts the remainder of Grace's family directly in the cross-hairs of a violent sociopath. If he is able to carry out his plans, Grace and her father will not have a home, or even a family, to return to.

©2017 James Franklin Horton (P)2017 James Franklin Horton

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awsome!

This book was awsome and is up there with my top favourites. None stop suspense, twist and turns I was exhausted! Narrator is one of the best if not the best I've ever listened to and i have listened to ALOT! He is perfect for the job bringing the story and characters to life!

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really enjoyed this book

I enjoyed every aspect of this book and it was finished to soon. looking forward to the next.

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Great book amazing story!!!

amazing narrator would like to a preview of is other book like the frist novel.

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Great series

loved this series and can't wait for more.

I like the little touch of the mad Mick and Pete meeting, I'm hopping this goes where I think it will, in a later book.

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locker 9

very good story sad at times but both books show what could and very easily be what would happen
Kevin's Northern Irish accent has a lot to work on but as usual he tells the story very very well. I think that Pet and his mother from borrowed time books was exelent are we going to see Conner in with Jim and Garry. Lloyd and co. great book . looking forward to the next one HURRY

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  • Real deal
  • 12-11-17

Franklin Horton and Kevin Pierce are perfect combo

I don't normally write long reviews but I thought this book was worth it. Perfect combination of action and storyline. The addition of some very interesting characters renewed my interest in the storyline. I also absolutely loved how one of the new characters in this book got to do a crossover and meet characters from one of Franklin Horton's other books that was also narrated by Kevin Pearce. If you're on the fence about this book you should definitely buy it, it's worth the credit.

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  • Tony McCallum
  • 28-11-17

Absolutely loved it!

I've read all of Franklin Hortons books and each one grabs you and doesn't let go. Grace Under Fire is my favorite so far, but I've said that about all the other too.

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  • Jake Comer
  • 21-09-19

One book chopped into many

Good story, same complaint as with the first book: this seems to be one story that is just chopped into many. Great detail throughout, it seems like the author wrote one long book and someone decided to chop it randomly into multiple stories to make more money.

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  • Doug Crutcher
  • 13-11-17

Once again this author leaves me longing for more

So many times an author has a hard time keeping the series alive and fresh, but not Franklin. You can tell he writes from the heart and paired with Narrator extraordinaire Kevin Pierce, he manages to bring us right back to the edge with this offering. I found this adventure to be even more action packed and wrought with the pain and suffering of what you would expect in times like these. As well you introduced the "Paul" and unfortunate
and very real danger to all walks of life in our country. They exist on the lowest levels of humanity and offer nothing and expect everything! The "Pauls" will be one of the most dangerous forms of foe to your existence when the SHTF really happen. I can say enough
good about this latest novel except bring on the next one!

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  • Sue
  • 22-08-19

OK

Mostly the story is about preppers having to fight drug addicts and selfish people. I would think it unrealistic EXCEPT having read accounts of WWII, the meanness and cruelty is less in the story than what I am expecting in a real life apocalypse scenario. Also, in real life drug addicts and twisted people kill others all the time. Not much new here, although the handicapped veteran a new and interesting "twist".

Nice description of building a safe room.

I would not dissuade someone from getting this story, and I may even listen to it again to see if I can glean any useful information, but I probably will not be getting the following sequels.

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  • robc
  • 03-05-20

Well worth the wait

This is the second book in the Locker Nine series. I was eagerly awaiting this book as I absolutely loved the first one.

In this installment we see Grace re-united with her father Robert at a survivalist ranch only to have to return home without him. When Grace makes it home she is, as the book title says, "under fire".

The book ends with a nice setup for a third book focusing on Robert fighting for survival at the ranch as it comes under siege.

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  • Rob H
  • 31-01-20

Good PA Fiction - But Too Short

The length of Horton's books are far too short. At least, that's how they feel when the current book comes to an end.

This is the 2nd book in the series and as good as the first. There were less inconsistencies with this book than the first, though I still think the time line moved faster than it would realistically.

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  • Jim Blankenship
  • 26-01-20

great character development

great character development and very satisfying story. it was so good, I'm starting the Nextbook now.

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  • NLB
  • 09-01-20

fantastic read

just finished this book, #2 in series and they are fantastic....well read and well written....highly recommend...also makes you think of the what if? cant wait to start #3

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  • Carrie J
  • 26-09-19

2nd book in the series is just as good as the 1st<br />

Great story good characters and a pace of reading kept me in thralled. Would highly recommend