School’s getting out for the summer, and Zach has finally worked up the courage to ask Katelyn to walk home with him—only to find the Feds parked in his driveway again. His unemployed accountant father is an outspoken critic of the recent default on the crushing national debt, which brings on most of their problems with the law. But his mother is the real complication when it comes to bringing potential girlfriends over to the house. She’s a fanatical prepper.
Though Zach can’t see the imminent danger, his parents whisk his family away to the Great Smoky Mountains in case the entire country crumbles into martial law. When the drones circle like buzzards and the bombs start falling, someone has to be the resistance….
Targeted Age Group:: 13+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I like to turn family vacations into epic disaster stories, so no better place than Great Smoky Mountains National Park–especially for a Red Dawn-style adventure.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I tend to base them on people I know so that I have a good idea of their personality and quirks, though I'll never tell who is who.
I strode over the window and grabbed the cord. Before I could give it a yank, a sharp voice startled me.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you,” Mom said.
“Jeez, Mom. You scared the crap outta me.”
“Better now than later,” she replied. “You never were a fan of taking a dump in the woods.”
“Mom, gross,” Maddie said.
“Point taken, darling,” Mom said. “Anyway, you two forget that I was wanting to speak to you?”
“Uhm…no.” I dropped the cord to the blinds and turned the rest of the way around to face her. “What about Austin?”
“He’s already helping me out. At least I have one kid who listens.”
I fought back a retort and nodded.
Mom was looking like a zoo keeper again today, which had nothing to do with her actual job in pharmaceutical sales. She was in her knee-length khaki shorts and matching tan button-up shirt.
“I need you to gather up your stuff. We’re gonna start our, erm, vacation a bit early.”
Chris Bostic is the author of exciting adventure thrillers. From his home in suburban St. Louis, he turns family vacations and Boy Scout trips into gripping survival novels. The Northwoods Trilogy was his first series, with the setting chosen thanks to a BSA High Adventure trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Then came his SciFi series The Savage Horde, as well as a trio of standalone novels. He's now rolled out a new series set in the Smoky Mountains.
Chris continues to build on his brand of epic adventure books. This year featured a three book set – The Bushwhackers Series – set in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The books are: Prepper Mountain, Shadow Warriors, and Jailbreak.
Then came another three book set, The Bourbon Country Series, to close out the year. Whiskey Thief, Kentucky Hug, and Barrel Strength mark a departure from teen fiction into a mature audience blend of psychological thriller and romantic suspense.
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