Freedom's Call by John Walker
(For review from Phenix & Phenix Publicity)
Johnny Locker is a man of the people, he is the leader of a grassroots organization that is trying to bring reform to the Social Security Administration. It's the year 2013 and chaos is about to break loose in the United States. Johnny is abruptly rescued and taken to a mountain hideout, as Washington D.C. is under attack from a militant Chinese group that has been allowed by the government to try to put down the Social Security rebellion.
Johnny's brother, Kyle, as well as his best friend Nick and other members of their childhood group are reunited under the leadership of General Scott Fritzwald, a great military leader during Iraq. Johnny has become the voice of Freedom's Call, a plan to remove the Chinese threat and re-establish the government. Now, people are clamoring for his to be the new President.When Johnny's begins to suspect that the General is planning to take over the country and toss out democracy for a dictatorship, he knows he must find out the truth before it's too late. Is the General up to no good? Will Johnny take the leadership role the people want for him? Who are the hooded men in the brig?
John Walker didn't necessarily intend to publish this book. He got his ideas from kicking around thoughts with his elderly father and other friends and family about the freedom's that people do not even realize they have lost in the past several years. It is no secret that our Social Security system with eventually fail, so it wasn't a big step for the reader to take to see how that could turn into something that would divide the country. I liked how the author was able to picture what our country would be like if something happened to compromise the government. How would we recover? Who would take over?
One of the things I really liked about this book was how the author in the end sets the scene for rebuilding our government on the premises that our country originally stood for. Freedom's that we started out with, that served us well in the past. This was a relatively short book at, 180 pages. Johnny Locker was a great character that I would like to read more about. He had strong convictions and wasn't afraid to fight for what he believed in. I liked how he encouraged people in the book to take an active role in the leadership of their states and country. I tend to be somewhat skeptical of how the government handles things, so this book was right up my alley.
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I give this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!