The Kindle edition of Archer Garrett’s story, The Western Front, Part 1, is being offered free on Amazon. I just downloaded it and finished reading it a few minutes ago.

From the description:

. . . Faced with a collapsing economy, a failing currency and a society that is swiftly casting its humanity aside, the United States stands at the precipice of a bedlam and malevolence not witnessed since the fall of Rome.

Update 12/31 and bumped:
I’ve now had the pleasure of reading the entire book, The Western Front and can tell you that it is as addicting as I had suspected it would be. There are far worse ways to spend $4.99 and few better ones for several hours of great (if disturbing) entertainment.

Fueled by crushing economic times and unemployment, as well as a malevolent, violent, (Occupy Wall Street type) political organization, there are riots and food lines in major cities and urban areas throughout the United States.

Texas, nearly abandoned by the Federal Government for insisting on their state’s rights, has become a further battleground as drug cartels from Mexico have pushed the border northward a hundred miles.

Relying on their own wits, moral courage, and faith in God, a group of well-defined characters struggle to survive amidst the chaos.

If this sounds similar to James Wesley, Rawles’ Survivors (link to my book review), it is but, The Western Front is it’s own story and plot. A good one.

And what do you do, when forces within your own government — at the highest levels — are helping to fuel the discord and violence being suffered upon the nation? What should you do when the government lies to you?

I’m not going to give away spoilers but, this book was written recently enough to correctly extrapolate current events that are still in the news. If I didn’t have all my family living here in the Northeast, I’d be moving to the South (TX, LA, AL) in a hurry because unfortunately, it’s all too plausible.

Archer Garrett’s, The Western Front is a fine read. It’s only the first of a series and I’m looking forward to reading the rest as — you’ve guessed it — The Western Front leaves you at a precipice.