Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Prayers for the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno

Imagine that the terrorists won: It is 2040 and New York and Washington D.C. are nuclear wastelands. Seattle is the capitol of the new totalitarian Islamic third world country that rules most of what used to be the United States. The southern states, equally impoverished and totalitarian, are ruled by a fundamentalist Christian sect. The only world power left is China.
Against this stark and frightening backdrop, we follow characters out to find the truth behind the acts that reduced the greatest country to ever exist into a backwater terrorised equally by its governments and its political criminals.
While Prayers for the Assassin is far-fetched, it is fun to see Ferrigno build the world he creates for this book. The good characters are likable, if not very believable and the bad guys are soap-opera evil. The book is a fun exploration of what we can only pray will never be.
The audio book, read by Armand Schultz is a great way to spend a few hours in the car.

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