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Summary

The fog of indecision has passed.
The struggle with guilt is over and the path forward is clear.
The Jim Powell who fought his way home in the days immediately after the disaster - who left a trail of blood and bodies across the state of Virginia - is back.

For a year now, Jim Powell has wrestled with his personal demons. As he watched people around him suffer and die, he harbored a secret guilt. He'd once wished for an event like the one America was now experiencing, dreaming of the great reset that would purge the nation of those who'd gone soft and weak.

As he discovered this past year, it was not only the weak that died, though. There was always collateral damage. Even the most prepared could die through random chance and bad luck. Each time a friend or loved one was lost, Jim felt a deep shame. Had his desire for a reset brought death and misery to his community? Had he manifested this?

Even if he couldn't accept blame for the state of the entire nation, there were other events that he was directly responsible for. He was prone to violent overreaction when he felt his freedom was being threatened. Unfortunately, his overreactions often made him and his family a target, such as when he destroyed a local power plant. In the aftermath, the government labeled him an insurgent and many in the community turned against him.

Hoping to keep his family safe, Jim faked his death and went into a period of self-exile. Traveling the mountains with his friend Lloyd, Jim got his head together. Now, he has a plan.

There will be no more living in the shadows and keeping a low profile. It's time to root out the people who threaten his family and attempt to turn his neighbors against him. This time he won't retaliate with words. Instead, he'll become the plague that scours his enemies from the face of the earth. He understands now that this is ultimately who he is and there is no option but to embrace it.

©2021 Franklin Horton (P)2021 Franklin Horton

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  • Chet Eddy
  • 01-11-21

What a great series!

Franklin and Kevin knock another one out of the park. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • Charlene L
  • 28-10-21

Loved

I loved this book by Franklin Horton. I also loved the characters. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I would recommend this book and all of this Franklin’s books. I listened to this book on audiobook.

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  • jp
  • 13-12-21

Another chapter of Jim’s story

It’s a solid continuation of Jim’s story. When I first started listening to it I thought perhaps I missed a book as it referred to the mad mick. I even went back to the previous book and looked for mad mick’s part. Turns out the crossover is in the mad micks storyline in book Ultraviolent. Feeling like I missed something I got that book and listened to it first, feeling like I missed a part of the story. I don’t follow the mad mick series. It helped to listen to Ultraviolent first though if you’re not interested in that series and can overlook missing some details about a past event that is occasionally referenced I’d skip it.

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  • M. Trail
  • 06-11-21

Real people with faults

I enjoy ready other series and coming back to this series. I grew up in this area. It's always interesting to see it from another's point of view. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Jim is not always an endearing character, but he is perhaps what is necessary for the present world he lives in. A soft civilization that has been conditioned to look to the government and technology for all its needs is what Appalachia had become. Jim, is perhaps what it needs to transition thru the darker times to be able to survive. I'm not making a political judgment, but if you have not lived in and around Appalachia with bad jobs bad drugs and no hope, then perhaps you don't know what it once was and now is. This series gives a perspective on what could be and is imo generally honest in its representation. It's dramatic of course but it's a good story. That's why we read.

The narration is excellent as usual and I recommend the book and the series as a whole.

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  • Andy Bobo
  • 01-11-21

Best Author

Franklin is one of the best authors in this type of book. He does a great job with making you hate the characters he wants you to. I have yet to be disappointed with any of his books.

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  • Drew Douglas
  • 15-01-22

Great book! Great series!

This is one of the most enjoyable series that I listen to once a year. This most recent book, “Resurgent”, is one of the best in it. I love the characters, even some that you just love to hate. I never cease to be amazed at Franklin’s insights, and the breadth of his wisdom. Read or listen and enjoy this study of life and yes, the struggles that we could face tomorrow. I laugh, I shudder, I grimace, I cheer, and I cry in this book. And that’s what I’ve come to expect from this author. Beyond that temporal enjoyment, he leaves you with new ideas and things to consider, things to ponder. Thank you, Franklin Horton and team.

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  • Gabriel
  • 11-01-22

Once again, a real page turner from Horton

This is a worthy addition to the Series. Franklin Horton does not disappoint. Jim Powell and Co. are at their best dealing with the latest two-legged "problem" and resolving the issue in the best traditions of Jim Powell and the code of honor which he applies with a certain "intensity." Well done!

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  • PETER KNOTT
  • 09-01-22

Well done!

Keep up,the great writing Mr. Horton, Kevin was amazing as always! Looking forward to book 10..

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  • jay
  • 08-01-22

Fantastic

I like this entire series! I liked this book the best out of the series. It was enjoyable. I enjoyed the winning the clan enjoyed. I need another book asap . It’s perfect!!!!!
No long drawn out parts of negative can’t win doom that somehow people miraculously survive and win. This book seemed more “real”. I hope the next book keeps this going !!!

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  • Car Czar
  • 07-01-22

Another great read from one of the best

Both Franklin Horton and Kevin Pierce are as usual at the top of their game. I have discovered many new authors searching Kevin Pierce at Audible as his projects are always a good listen and when one of my favorite authors once again teams up with my favorite narrator I hit the buy button and start listening. I have yet to be disappointed!! Thanks guys for another great listen!