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end of an entertaining trilogy
on 18 March 2013
The third (and presumably final) volume in the "After America" trilogy. The series started with the premise of a mysterious energy wave killing most of the inhabitants of the US while leaving everything else intact, but encased in the wave. Set back in the early 80's with the majority of the US Military in the Middle East it was a fascinating view of how the US no longer being in the picture would have an impact on the world economy and how the balance of power would shift and old grudges would play out. In the second book the wave goes away, leaving the US a treasure trove for, pirates, mercenaries and those who are anti-US. The main focus here being the battle to reclaim New York. Much of these stories are seen from the eyes of a number of key characters.
In Angels of Vengeance the focus is on three female characters (the author is fond of strong females) as they seek the vengeance of the title in the world post the wave. Mainly set in the US and Australia this has less of the big picture and more on the three ladies in question, one of whom is a very entertaining James Bond type. Quite a few of the characters we have met over the books make an appearance which was a nice touch.
I have to say I have enjoyed the trilogy, especially the first one which was both thought provoking and clever, the next two were always going to struggle to keep up with the wow factor of the first. You could stop after the first one if it is just the big picture changing world stuff you like, but I liked the characters and the scenario so I am pleased I stuck with this to the end.