Today I’m recommending LAND OF THE FREE, an action-packed, cyberpunk thriller by Seth Halleway.
Set in a fractured United States, with a rich cast of characters and a storyline that sweeps from one side of the continent to the other, LAND OF THE FREE is fast-paced and thrilling. In this future, Texas and California have seceded, each declaring their own independence. There’s an uneasy alliance between them and the states back east that is tenuous at best. But behind the scenes, there are some nefarious plans in the works.
At the novel’s heart is Raze, a street-smart criminal-for-hire from the bad side of Chicago. When Raze is hired to kidnap Ritika, a top computer engineer for a major weapons manufacturer, he gets dragged deep into what might be the start of a second Civil War.
The author certainly casts a wide web but pulls it together skillfully. There’s a lot of technology, spies, and action. And it’s all very cool. The world-building is fantastic. And the characters are unique and memorable. LAND OF THE FREE excels where so many other ambitious novels fail: it builds to an epic climax and delivers a satisfying ending, all while setting up an ongoing series.
I’m a big fan of the second book, too, which I’ll be reviewing soon – give me a follow so you don’t miss it! In the meantime, pick up LAND OF THE FREE today and let me know what you think! You can purchase the book here, and you can find Seth Halleway here — thanks for reading!