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By Peter Stone
Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2014
Ethan Jones and the remaining members of his ragtag team of foragers are back in the second installment of Stone’s Dystopian trilogy. The group is on their way back to Newhome, the post-apocalyptic Australian town where Ethan and his friends — with the exception of his Japanese wife, Nanako — grew up.
It is Nanako’s dream for her and Ethan to return to a relatively normal life, especially after they leave her hometown of Hamamachi under the less-than-ideal circumstances of being accused of being terrorists.
Unfortunately, things go from bad to worse almost the moment they pass through the gates into Newhome.
First, there’s a senior custodian officer (Newhome’s law enforcement) who has it out for the teenaged couple. Then there’s Ethans jilted, ex-fiancee, who has made it her mission to make Nanako’s life a living hell. And to top it all off, there is a sniper among the Skels — wandering scavengers, attacking anyone who comes in their way — terrorizing and killing custodians and civilians of Newhome alike.
In addition, memories from Ethan’s lost year — thanks to a bout of amnesia after he was shot in the head a few years earlier — begin to return. But not all of the returning memories are good as he begins to realize he spent that year as a Hamamachi Ranger — that community’s elite law enforcement group that is not all what it seems.
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