Audiobook: Axis of Evil (The Lone Star Series #1) by Bobby Akart (Narrated by Sean Runnette)

You Never Know When The Day Before Is The Day Before (An Introduction To Your Next Favorite Series)

4.5 out of 5 stars

Axis of Evil starts off a few places introducing a few characters.  A bull rider and a rancher are the two main introductions and we find out a little into the book that they are from the same family. We’re also introduced to a special operator that is sent all over the world doing secretive “SEAL-type” missions.  We find out that the matriarch of the family is a homesteader-turned-prepper.

I have to say, I’m pretty excited for this series.  I really enjoyed The Blackout and the Pandemic series by Akart and I need to revisit (read as I need to finish) the Boston Brahmin series too.  Maybe when in between when each one of these books is released but Akart seems to have a pretty aggressive month-after-month release schedule planned for The Lone Star Series.

The first and major thing I will say about Axis of Evil is that it is most definitely a set-up style book.  I can tell that Akart is setting into motion a chain of events that will all seem to happen at the same time.  I can’t tell which book will start it off but it feels like the start of book 2 could really go with a bang (literally). I had a feeling that this was going to set the story up and be more of a “Pre-Apocalyptic” book compared to Akart’s typical Post-Apocalyptic books. It was similar in my head to 36 Hours where we meet the family and figure out that something is about to hit the fan.

As an Akart reader, I really enjoyed (and chuckled at) the slight references to his others books.  There was a reference to the first book of the blackout series: “As it relates to a solar flare, or whatever, I’m told we’d have at least 36 Hours to warn the public…”  and then the reference to the Boston Brahmin Series “In every aspect of our lives, we choose freedom!”.  I’ll even give him a nod to the 3rd series here:  “Okay, a major collapse event—economic collapse, cyber attack, pandemic, EMP.”

This book is definitely in the thriller category and had me on the edge of my seat. I ended up staying up past when I wanted to just so that I could finish the book.  I ended up only needing 2 days to read the entire book cover to cover. I couldn’t put it down.

I think there was really something for everyone in this book.  Western lovers will enjoy that the one character is a professional bull-rider.  Political thriller lovers will enjoy the tensions created in the entire book (spoilers if I explain it more). Regular thriller readers will love some of the scenes in multiple places including a foreign land (more spoilers if I really explain it).

Overall, a really enjoyable setup book that has me chomping at the bit to get into the second book.  I can’t wait to see where Akart takes The Lone Star Series but I can tell you this.  It’s going to be one hell of a ride.

Book Description:

Audiobook: Axis of Evil (The Lone Star Series #1) by Bobby Akart (Narrated by Sean Runnette)Axis of Evil by Bobby Akart
Narrator: Sean Runnette
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
Series: The Lone Star Series #1
Published by Audible Studios on February 20th 2018
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Prepper
Pages: 309
Format: Audiobook

The Axis of Evil had the perfect strategy.
Destroy the heartbeat of America.
Invade with their million man army.
But there was one thing they didn't count on...Texas.
Once again, political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction as sixteen-time bestselling author, Bobby Akart (The Blackout Series, The Pandemic Series, The Boston Brahmin Series and the Prepping for Tomorrow Series) intertwines historical fact with plausible fiction in The Lone Star Series.

For decades, American administrations have forced our military to be neutered in many respects - hampered by restrained rules of engagement, passed in strength by Russia and China, and tested by rogue nations like North Korea and Iran. As a result, nuclear Armageddon hangs over us like a mighty sword.

Military analysts agree that the United States can't start World War III. Why? We might lose. Sabers are rattling and the war of words escalate between America and her enemies, but the rhetoric has done little to stop the nuclear proliferation of North Korea and Iran. When the deep state, a close-knit group of powerful, influential people within our government challenges a new, untested President, things go awry.

The decisions made in the darkened rooms of Washington have a profound impact on ordinary Americans like the Armstrong family, Texas ranchers who spend their time making a living, but also preparing for the worst. As most of the family lives their life in Texas, one of them will unknowingly be the catalyst for World War III.

About the Lone Star Series

Political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction with the Lone Star Series by Bestselling Author Bobby Akart. A devastating EMP attack thrusts most of America into darkness, except for one state which has taken the steps to protect its power grid Texas.

World War III is imminent and a new President faces terrible choices as she navigates the shark-infested waters of Washington, and the geopolitical complexities around the world.

From Washington to Austin to a ranch in West Texas, decisions are made to protect the lives of Americans, some of which are considered selfish, rather than for people s survival.

The Lone Star series is designed to be the most thought-provoking post-apocalyptic series ever written. It will be a reminder to us all that...

One day, tomorrow won't come.

Books in the Lone Star Series
Axis of Evil - February 20, 2018
Beyond Borders - March, 2018
Lines in the Sand - April, 2018
Texas Strong - May, 2018
Fifth Column - June 2018
Suicide Six - July 2018

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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