“Blue Fire” is Ortho, West Virginia’s code phrase for imminent danger. Nuclear winter has destroyed civilization as we know it, but Victoria Emerson is running a small town in the mountains. The danger is that a heavily armed gang of former National Guardsmen, is coming for the precious provisions that Ortho has managed to squirrel away. “Gilstrap’s engrossing sequel to 2021’s Crimson Phoenix finds former U.S. Congresswoman Victoria Emerson continuing to organize. . . . Power struggles among surviving U.S. government officials hunkered down in D.C.-area bunkers add to the drama. Fans of doomsday military thrillers will delight in the resilience of Gilstrap’s family of preppers and their quest for survival on their terms. Readers will eagerly await the next installment.” –Publishers Weekly. The author, John Gilstrap, is a best-selling author of numerous books, including Against All Enemies that won the award for best paperback original in 2015 given by the International Thriller Writers!
New York: Kensington Books, 2022. 336 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.