Military science fiction | The Perseid Collapse | Steven Konkoly
A fast paced story with more or less relatable characters.
Placed in the USA after what is either a nuclear attack or an asteroid strike, three neighbouring families decide to trek out to a survivalist camp set up by the protagonist at his parents' farm in the wake of the Jakarta Epidemic*, with one working car and a lot of bikes and firearms between them.
If military sci fi with post apocalyptic situations and a hero who can single-handedly take down large numbers of baddies is your scene, look no further. There is a reference in there to the Die Hard movies, and it's not accidental. But if you feel squeamish at wholesale mayhem, stay away.
Be warned that the story does not reach any kind of conclusion in this volume. For that, you'll need to buy the next, and possibly the next book. If you like this stuff, that won’t be a hardship. Steven Konkoly writes with reliable quality.
*Yep, that’s another book. I think this one would actually be book 3 in the series, but you can read it as standalone. Many reviewers have commented on the overly detailed weapons descriptions. I, too, needed to skip paragraphs when that started.
⭐⭐⭐ aka ‘I liked it’. Not fabulous, but a good read.
Disclaimer: I got this book when it was under heavy discount.