Frederick Lee Brooke’s latest, Saving Raine, is a radical departure from his previous quirky and funny Annie Ogden Mystery series. In this first installment of The Drone Wars, he reveals his dark, dystopian, action-packed side—and, boy, chaos has never been so entertaining.
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About Saving Raine
It’s 2021. The U.S. has become a near-military state, and drones are present in nearly every aspect of life. Assassinations of prominent Americans are common, interstate travel is ruthlessly restricted, explosions rock cities daily and, worst of all, food is increasingly controlled by a corrupt syndicate of rival militias, keeping the country on the brink of starvation.
After receiving a cryptic message from his father urging him to evacuate his girlfriend, Raine, 19-year-old Matt Carney embarks on a cross-country road trip to California. Between a series of attempted hits by political party thugs, the endless interference of local police, and homeland security Predator drones endlessly raining down missiles on private citizens, however, Matt faces more deadly obstacles than he ever imagined possible. And here he thought Raine was the only one in mortal danger.
As he attempts to stay alive during his journey westward, Matt is joined by his stepbrother Benjy, and together they learn that their father is a leader of the terrorist group March22, a fact that does little to comfort Matt as he simply tries to survive the myriad attacks on him from the government, local law enforcement, and terrorist groups. As they travel further across the country, Matt and Benjy learn how March22 intends to fight back against the epidemic of corruption and violence that now festers in the U.S. government—a fight that might change the face of the country forever.
Can two ordinary boys in a blue Ford pickup outrun missiles launched from Predator drones? Can March22 outsmart homeland security and the U.S. government to help Matt accomplish his mission?
And, most of all—can Matt and Benjy arrive in time to save Raine?
Genre classification: Action/adventure; dystopian
About Frederick Lee Brooke
Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013.
Saving Raine, the first book in Fred’s entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December, 2013.
A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.
When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.
Blog Tour Schedule (February 17 to March 21, 2014)
Blank dates are currently available. We aim to have 2-3 blogs per date.
17-Feb: Badass Marketing (blog tour launch post!)
18-Feb: Anne Chaconas, Writer (author interview)
19-Feb: Indie Author Book Reviews (book spotlight and character interview)
20-Feb: Room With Books (book spotlight and excerpt)
21-Feb: WiLoveBooks (review)
14-Mar: Indie Authors, Books, and More (review)
19-Mar: Electively Paige (review)
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