Apocalypse Law by John Grit is the story of a man and his 13 year-old son after a pandemic wipes out most of the population, including the man’s wife and young daughter.
The main character, Nate Williams, is a veteran with combat arms experience and has a prepper attitude, but with no stockpiles. He lives in rural Florida on a bit of land with a milk cow and chickens, so has enough food for him and his son to survive.
However, as civilization collapses, someone with a bone to pick with Nate – a felon and a few of his buddies – causes problems for Nat and his son. There is an unrealistic scene here where Nate discovers this, but overall I think the premise of being vulnerable on a farm is valid.
Nate has a friend who is a hardcore survivalist, but who was recalled as a National Guard member so left his preps to the Williams family. This is also slightly unrealistic, but conveniently leave Nat and his son a place to seek refuge and this is stockpiled with food.
A stranger who first steals some of their eggs but later assists the Williams when the felons attacks is also incorporated into the story line. This strangers background and a coincidence in knowing each others families is a also bit implausible.
Overall this a good read and is recommended. The few drawbacks are not show stoppers and I like the fact that the problem of facing this situation with children is addressed.
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