Max Velocity has had a place in the sidebar of this blog for a while now, as one of the better reads on weapons and tactics, along with John Mosby and a number of other folks I normally find linked off of Western Rifle Shooters.
Max recently sent me copies of two of his books, Contact!: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival, a book on tactics, and a novel, Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises.
I started Patriot Dawn Saturday and blazed through it in one marathon reading session, ending just after 1:00 AM.
The plot revolves around the leader of a group known as “the mountain men,” a resistance organization that rising in opposition to a scheming Marxist President who uses an unnatural event to impose a brutal form of martial law and dispose of the Constitution.
Patriot Dawn is what I would describe as a “tactical combat novel,” that teaches both strategy and tactics as it weaves a face-paced story. There is education going on here, but in a very entertaining way that is just a natural by-product of the actions of the resistance as they fight “the Regime” forces seeking to secure the I-81 corridor and seize control of the Shenandoah Valley.
The only problem that I have with Patriot Dawn was the “bounce out, bounce in” cliffhanger ending; I want to read the sequel now to find out what happened to the main character and find out if their high risk mission succeeds or fails after the initial surprise wears off, and Max hasn’t written it yet!
In short, go read Patriot Dawn. It’s worth your time.