Saturday, December 17, 2022

Veil of Anarchy (Kessler Effect, #1) by Vannetta Chapman

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My thoughts: 
I have been a fan of Vannetta Chapman's books for several years. Her cozy mysteries, Amish fiction, and earlier dystopian series were real winners as far as I'm concerned. This newest dystopian series, "The Kessler Effect," piqued my interest when I first heard of it.

Most of Chapman's books are Christian and faith based. Not "preachy" but just have characters strong in their Christian faith. They are always clean reads with no foul language or "R-rated" scenes. The Kessler Effect series is not a faith based series but is basically a clean read. No "R-rated" scenes but it does have a small scattering of off-color words. The prequel and book #1 are, in my opinion, very good reads and are not offensive. The "expletives" are very few and on a lighter vein.

Now about the story line...... Set in lower Texas where it's hot and dry, the folks in the small town of Alpine notice sporadic electrical failure. Then failure of the cell service. About the same time, there is a horrific train collision nearby. They expect the government officials to come running because of the train collision, but much to their surprise it doesn't happen. Then the realization sets in that life as they have know it has ceased - no electricity, no water, no incoming food, nothing to depend on.

The local police, firemen, and officials gather with the townspeople to set a plan in motion. Soon they realize that the problem of survival is real.

I totally enjoyed reading Veil of Anarchy and am looking forward to the next book in the series.

About the book: Can law and order survive in a world without rules?

As police chief, Tanda Lopez has vowed to protect the people of Alpine. But how do you protect a town against itself?

Perched on a high mesa in the Chihuahuan Desert, no one is coming to help the citizens of this remote Texas town. When the entire array of lower orbital satellites crash, they are instantly catapulted into a world without communication, power, or resources. Tanda is determined that law and order won’t be the next casualty of the apocalypse. But how can she fight a corrupt mayor? Can she stand between those who wish to uphold the law and those who are intent on annihilating it? And what will she do about the neighboring communities who are preparing to attack?

As a Veil of Anarchy blankets the world, will Alpine and its people be annihilated?

Veil of Anarchy is book one in a new post-apocalyptic survival thriller series from USA Today Bestselling Author Vannetta Chapman. An exciting contribution to the genre of disaster fiction, this is one book that will literally keep you up all night. 

About the author: With over 1 million copies sold, Vannetta Chapman is a USA Today and PW Bestselling author of over 40 books. She has written for Abingdon Press and Harvest House Publishers, and she currently writes for Kensington Books and Harlequin/Love Inspired. She's received numerous awards including the ACFW Carol Award for best mystery (Falling to Pieces), and she was a Christy Award finalist (Anna's Healing).

Chapman has a BA and MA in English literature from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has taught for numerous writing groups and colleges. She speaks around the country on writing, how to publish, and steps to finding an agent and landing a publishing contract. Chapman’s releases include Amish romance, cozy mystery, novellas, romantic suspense, and dystopian/disaster fiction. For more information, visit her at webpage -- 

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

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