Friday, December 15, 2023

Review: Survive the Conflict (Small Town EMP #3) by Grace Hamilton

Survive the Conflict

Small Town EMP #3

by Grace Hamilton

Published: October 17, 2019

Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic


The world has descended into a nightmarish hell. Death and destruction reign at every turn. Everywhere Austin Merryman has led his tightknit group of survivors has gone from bad to worse as enemies pursue them for the intelligence he possesses. Yet, his group remains steadfastly together even as the infighting continues.

It’s only when the cryptologist traveling with them finally breaks through the last coded barrier, exposing the full extent of the data on the mysterious USB drive, that their luck finally seems to be turning. So many have already given their lives to secure the information, and now they know why.

Now, a small window of opportunity remains for stopping the New World Order from succeeding in their plans, but Austin and his cohorts will have to move fast. Once again, splitting up may be their only option, but at what cost? And can they really launch the countermeasures that could take down the NWO’s plan for domination?

But when the enemy closes in and lives of his entire group are threatened, Austin will be forced to choose between his family and the ultimate survival of the entire world…

This novel contains violence and scenes with referenced substance abuse.

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My Review:

Survive the Conflict is the third book in the Small Town EMP series by Grace Hamilton. Survive the Conflict picks up where the second book, Survive the Aftermath left off. The world-building was brilliantly written to say the least. I truly love the world that was created for this series Small Town EMP.

Survive the Conflict takes the characters further into danger as they are still being hunted by the New World Order people who would very much like to take back the USB that Austin got from an old friend and has been running for his life more or less ever since his friend was killed that tragic day.

Austin, Amanda, Ennis, Savannah, Malachi, and the rest are just trying to survive in a world gone mad after everything in the world stopped working. They are trying to hack the USB to find out what is on it. They are hoping and believing that whatever is on the USB it will save the world and put everything back to the way it was or that is their hope.

But in the meantime, they are just trying to survive long enough to do that. The world has not been too kind to them during this whole ordeal with people coming in and taking away the places they make their home. If someone is not taking their home they are running them off. Wherever they go someone wants what they have leaving them to fight for what is theirs. But of course, fighting is not always the best or right choice.

The group ends up having to split off into two groups. One is led by Austin and the other by Amanda. Savannah decides to take off on her own as she is having a hard time dealing with the loss of a friend. Austin wants to go after her but Malachi convinces him that it would be best if he went. Austin agrees though it is the last thing he wants.

Savannah takes in a little boy whose parents have been killed. Then she is taken captive by a ruthless group of men. Malachi following her trail finds Andy, the little boy she is trying to save. Andy tells him that some men took Savannah. Malachi goes after her.

Survive the Conflict kept me glued to my seat racing to the end to see how it was all going to turn out. I couldn’t turn those pages fast enough as the danger for each of the characters became more deadly. And speaking of endings I was shocked by this one. I just couldn’t believe some of the things that happened. It was surreal.

I highly recommend Survive the Conflict to all dystopian and post-apocalyptic fans. Grab a copy of Survive the Conflict today!

Be sure and check out all the books in the Small Town EMP series.

Survive the Chaos #1




Survive the Aftermath #2




Survive the Conflict #3




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