At least for anyone interested in successfully navigating the New Amerikkan Police State and its obstacles.
Matt Bracken’s latest introduces readers to Dan Kilmer, a former Marine scout sniper with recent experiences in the Islamic wars who, upon separation, sails off to sea for freedom, adventure, and profit, wherever possible.
His freebooting life is disrupted when a former girlfriend runs into trouble, and Dan decides to come to her rescue.
From there, the reader is taken on a full-throttle blast through the near-future Neo-Depression South Florida, where DHS and local police are full-gear everywhere, the Haves live magnificently, and the Have-Not normal people are reduced to Third World poverty, corruption, and squalor.
Particularly noteworthy is how Matt chose to make his protagonist, as he executes his rescue mission, subject to the same kind of human errors and fallibilities that afflict us all. Dan Kilmer, for all his skills and experience, is NOT a Clancy superhero.
And Castigo Cay is all the more plausible and enjoyable for that decision.
While you’re at it, get the entire Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy as well, if you don’t already own them.
Where else can you get a series of can’t-put-it-down tales filled with a wealth of tips on how to deal with kinetic and potentially kinetic situations?
Highly, highly recommended.