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The
Lonesome George Chronicles Book 1
by
Roy M. Griffis
Genre:
Post-Apocalyptic Alternate History 
 
In
this page-turning post-apocalyptic thriller, Roy M. Griffis explores
an alternate timeline in which America falls victim to a coordinated
attack by Islamic jihadists and Chinese Communists. It’s 2008 and
George W. Bush is still president. Three years later, the man called
“Lonesome George” is in hiding, leading the resistance from a
secret location.

 

 

Multiple
plot lines skillfully braid the tales of resistance fighters in
various parts of the country. Whistler is the hard-bitten commander
of a military unit in Texas. Karen, a former congressional aide,
stumbles through the radioactive rubble of Washington DC. Molly, a
leftwing columnist in San Francisco, finally puts her talents to good
use on the underground radio as the voice of the resistance. Alec, a
famous Hollywood actor, loses his wife and daughter in the nuclear
attack on Los Angeles and becomes a legendary fighter, inventing the
gun that bears his name.

 

 

A
vivid imagining of an America gone horribly wrong, written in
gripping detail.

 


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Born
in Texas City, TX, the son of a career Air Force meteorologist.
Attended a variety of schools at all of the hot spots of the nation,
such as Abilene, Texas and Bellevue, Nebraska.

 

 

 

Sent
to my grandparent’s house in Tuscon, Arizona when things were tough
at home. I was pretty damn lost, as my grandparents were largely
strangers to me. My older brother, a more taciturn type, refused to
discuss what was going on. Fortunately, like so many kids before me,
I was rescued by literature. Or, at least, by fiction. In a tiny used
bookstore that was just one block up from a dirt road, I discovered
that some good soul had unloaded his entire collection of Edgar Rice
Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” series in Ballantine
Paperback. Moved by some impulse, I spent my RC Cola money on the
first book, “A Princess of Mars.”

 

 

I
think what struck me was how these books were possessed of magic:
they were able to transport me far from this dusty land of relatives
who I didn’t know and relatives pretended not to know me to another
dusty land of adventure, heroism, nobility, and even love. It was the
first magic I’d encountered that wasn’t a patent fraud, and when
I closed the stiff paperback with the lurid images on the cover, I
decided it was the kind of magic I wanted to dedicate the rest of my
life to mastering. And, thus, I was saved.

 

 

Since
then, I’ve never looked back. I’ve written poems, short stories
(twice runner-up in the Playboy college fiction contest), plays
(winning some regional awards back East and a collegiate Historical
Play-writing Award), and screenplays. I’m a member of the WGAw,
with one unproduced screenplay sold to Fox Television.

 

 

Along
the way, I’ve done the usual starving artist jobs. Been a janitor,
a waiter, a clerk in a bookstore. I was the 61st Aviation Rescue
Swimmer in the Coast Guard (all that Tarzan reading wasn’t wasted).
I’m also not a bad cook, come to think of it.

 

 

Currently,
I’m a husband, father, and cat-owner. I’m an avid bicyclist and
former EMT. I live in Southern California with my lovely wife. My
friends call me “Griff,” my parents call me “Roy,” and my
college-age son calls me “Dadman.” It’s a good life.

 

 
On August 23, millions of people awoke to a new world. Whether it was brave or not, only time would
tell. But it was certainly different. And for nearly a third of the people alive that morning, it would also be
their final day on the planet.
The President and his cabinet had been evacuated to Bunker 7 in the Alleghenies. Cheyenne Mountain
had been closed the year before. As secrets went, the mountain’s location and purpose were as shroudedin mystery as Rock Hudson’s private inclinations. Bunker 7 was reached by a one-hundred-and-twenty-
five-mile maglev train ride over two hundred feet underground. The entire bunker complex had been

burned out of the mountain from beneath to reduce any impact on the structural stability of the solid
granite. Power was provided by a small nuclear reactor that was based on a Navy submarine design.
Much of the layout of Bunker 7 reflected training and operational insight gained from the Navy. After all,
if the government came to Bunker 7, it was likely they might not see the light of day for many long
weeks. Why not use the experience of those who had already been through that kind of life?
Bunker 7 had the latest in communications, remote control, and protection against many an attack.
What it didn’t have was Laura. She was visiting with an elderly aunt in New Braunfuels, Texas. The
President sent a detachment of Special Ops forces to protect his wife and return her to the Bunker safely.
That decision made, the President could turn his attention to the attacks on the nation. It was clear
nuclear devices had gone off in a number of major cities across the United States. “Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Kansas City, Omaha, Washington.” The list was growing as reports
came in from around the country.
Israel, God bless ’em, had come through. As far as Bunker 7 could tell, Israel was on full alert. They’d
offered sanctuary to any US soldiers who could make it to their borders. American troops throughout the
Arab world were under attack by various jihadist factions, but these actions appeared more opportunistic
than rigorously planned, as had been the assault on America. Apparently, the attackers reasoned that with
the Great Satan staggered by the attacks and Allah on their side, they would be able to overwhelm the
grunts and the jarheads on their own. So far, this reasoning had proven false. The Marines and the Army
were holding their own, their weapons and electronics not affected by the EMF pulses that had battered
North America. A lot of martyrs were being sent to Paradise, with their ticket being punched courtesy of
the United States military.
There was worse news to come. The Chinese decided to enter the war.


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About Angie

I'm a wife and a a mom of 4: 3 boys and a girl. I also have 3 fur babies, cats named Soleil, Luna, and a Savannah cat name Malkia. I work part-time outside my home as a COTA/L at a local hospital. I cover Johnstown, Altoona, and Pittsburgh areas. I love to do reviews and host giveaways for my readers. Contact me: angwith4 at gmail dot com if you would like a review.

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  1. James Robert says:

    It’s always a great day when we find great books to read. Congrats on the tour and thanks so much for the opportunity to win and another great post.

  2. James Coyne says:

    I like the cover

  3. Karen Propes says:

    I love suspense books like this! It really looks so interesting. The cover makes it really look interesting.

  4. The cover actually frightens me. I don’t ever want to have to live through something like the Holocaust.

  5. I like the cover.

  6. Dwayne Berry says:

    I like the cover, but what does it say in the circle?

  7. Krystal pena says:

    Book cover looks awesome!

  8. Derek Miller says:

    The cover is pretty good but the plot line sounds very interesting, it would be a good read.

  9. I like the cover

  10. Christina Gould says:

    I like the cover; especially the foreign writing on the US flag. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Brigitte Bauman says:

    The book cover is eye catching . However I would probably pass right pass it without opening it because I would be confuse about what it may be about unless I had read your blog.

  12. Saundra McKenzie says:

    What is the author’s cat’s name?

  13. Azeem Isaahaque says:

    I like the cover just the way it is

  14. David Hollingsworth says:

    The cover looks interesting.

  15. paige chandler says:

    I love the cover. Seems like a timely read

  16. Mysterious!

  17. Cathy Truman says:

    The cover looks like an interesting read.

  18. kathy pease says:

    I think the book sounds great and I would love to read it.

  19. Danielle Day says:

    Looks ok maybe more intense looking.

  20. DeAnna Keller says:

    Sounds and looks very interesting!

  21. Kerry P says:

    I like the cover. Something about it makes me instantly feel like my boyfriend would love it.

  22. Melissa says:

    i love the red white and blue flag theme!

  23. Jacob Bray says:

    I cover peaked my interest and I think it will others for sure. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Francine Anchondo says:

    It is a interesting book cover.

  25. Seyma Bennett says:

    Sounds like a scary story! The cover looks good.

  26. krystal wethington says:

    I like the flag.

  27. Sounds like a new Red Dawn

  28. The excerpt sounds like it will be a good book to read

  29. Alecia Gibson says:

    I kind of like the cover. It’s dark and definitely goes with the Post-Apocalyptic theme of the book.

  30. Buddy Garrett says:

    I love the cover. It sounds like an interesting read.

  31. Philip Lawrence says:

    I am not sure of the meaning of the strange image on the flag so I am not sure of how that relates to the title of the book. I have no questions for the author.